Starting with the blockbuster signing of former MVP Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors have been the most newsworthy team in sports all summer. Whether Draymond Green is getting arrested or accidentally posting a picture of his private parts on Twitter, or Durant is taking shots at his old teammates or fan base, it seems like there’s been a new Warriors story each day.
Today is no different. Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson gave The Vertical an interesting quote about his expectations for the upcoming season and the narrative of “sacrifice” that is around the team.
“I feel kind of disrespected that people keep using the term sacrifice to describe me and describe us,” Thompson told The Vertical. “We all want to see each other do well. But I’m not sacrificing [expletive], because my game isn’t changing. I’m still going to try to get buckets, hit shots, come off screens. I want to win and have a fun time every game we play.”
As with most “superteams,” the main criticism thrown towards the Warriors has revolved around the “there’s only one ball” theory. People are concerned about where Durant’s shots will be coming from, and many have assumed Thompson and Green will have to take a step back. Apparently, Thompson has other ideas.
In the same interview, Thompson talks about the day Durant signed with the Warriors, saying his brother woke up to tell him. He was in disbelief until he whipped out his phone to verify it. Then?
“And then I went back to sleep.”