VIDEO // Klay Thompson Defiantly Defends Himself to the Media Amid Brutal Slump
The Golden State Warriors looking somewhat human has been one of the more enduring storylines throughout the 2018 NBA season. Part of their decline from all-time great to very good has been Klay Thompson’s regression. He may be averaging 21 points per game, but is shooting a career worst 44 percent and 33.7 percent from three. In his last five games, he is averaging just 11.8 points per game on 35 percent shooting and 18 percent from deep. Klay was having absolutely none of any criticism from the media.
Klay Thompson: “What is somebody going to tell me about my jump shot that I can’t fix? Unless it’s Reggie Miller or Ray Allen, I don’t know who I’m supposed to listen to. Larry Bird? Steve Kerr. I’ll listen to Steve. Steve shot 45 percent.” pic.twitter.com/GCfSmymz96
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 27, 2018
The bravado and pride the Warriors have came through once again, as Thompson boldly claims that he is one of the best shooters to ever play the game. Thompson’s skills from deep are well known, and have been the catalyst for some truly remarkable moments (60 points in 29 minutes comes to mind).
Every shooter goes through a slump. This wasn’t Klay’s first and it won’t be his last. Once he rediscovers his shot and the Warriors start winning again, all this fussing should fade away.
Until then, however, Klay has to put up with these sorts of questions. You can’t score five points in 33 minutes and not expect this.
This article first appeared on 12up.