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Klay Thompson says he meant ‘no disrespect’ with comments about Oracle crowd


© Cary Edmondson | 2019 Mar 8


Klay Thompson chose an interesting time to call out Warriors fans at Oracle Arena on Sunday night, after arguably the Golden State’s worst loss of the season to a lowly Suns team on the back end of a back-to-back.

“I expect our crowd to be a little more into it, too,” Thompson said. “I know it’s not the playoffs, but it’s our last go-around at Oracle. At least you can stand up when someone makes a good play, especially in the beginning when we need that energy, especially this time of year.

“It’s hard to conjure up energy every single night because you are looking forward to the playoffs and that run. So, we expect our fans to kind of bring that jump. It’s like us, though, you can’t bring it every night. It helps when, it doesn’t matter if we are playing the Suns, or Bucks, whoever it is. We need the energy from them because we feed off that.”

On Wednesday — after owner Joe Lacob said he disagreed with Klay’s comments — Thompson attempted to clear the air, tweeting that he meant no disrespect with what he said.

Thompson’s approval rating is about as high as it could be with the Warriors faithful, so it’s likely the fans will be quick to accept his apology.

 

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