Klay Thompson believes Draymond Green‘s attack on teammate Jordan Poole will eventually be nothing but a “blip on the story” … saying the team will be farther away from the incident the more they win.
Klay spoke about the October practice altercation in an interview with ESPN’s Malika Andrews this week … saying he wasn’t too concerned about the impact it would have on the team’s chemistry as long as they handled business on the court.
“It’s unfortunate it got leaked, but those guys are all brothers, Jordan and Draymond,” Klay said. “I knew, with time, like the old adage, time heals all wounds. I know winning and just having fun cures all.”
“We’re playing that brand of Warriors basketball again and once we continue to do so, I think it will just be a blip on the story.”
It wasn’t all gravy for the Dubs, though — they were slow out the gate, going 3-7 to start the season … and many wondered if the practice incident had anything to do with it.
But they’ve turned things around recently … and are currently .500 and looking much better.
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Klay also spoke about what his dad — ex-NBAer Mychal Thompson — thought of the altercation … saying, “He tried to downplay it.”
“I mean, he played in the ’80s. They were fighting each other every other game. I’ve seen Larry Bird have to fight off three 76ers once. Dr. J and him choking each other. He’s from a different generation.”
“I was worried at first,” Thompson added. “Like, ‘Man, I hope these guys, we can all be friends again.’ He’s like ‘Klay, I used to see this all the time back in my day. Teammates get into fights all the time. It’s a brotherhood, just put it behind you.'”
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