Klay Thompson isn’t bothered by the Warriors’ doubters
Klay Thompson was unbothered by the criticism surrounding the Golden State Warriors before the start of their postseason run, having gone a questionable 7-10 during the last stretch of the season, hindered by the absence of their leader, Stephen Curry, who is out with a Grade 2 sprained MCL.
Asked if he’s read any of the hoopla prior to Game 1 of the series, Thompson was his usual nonchalant self.
“No, because I don’t listen to them to be be honest,” he said after practice on Sunday, according to Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area. “It didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t even know that until you told me.”
“I do read the paper, but I read the box score mainly. I don’t really read people’s opinions. I know what to think myself.”
Thompson has proved laser-focused during the team’s first two postseason games, putting up 27 and 31 points, respectively — providing the much-needed spark from him as a high-caliber scorer.
Head coach Steve Kerr almost predicted his next outing
“Klay’s not gonna go 11-for-13 again, but he might go 12-for-13,” Steve Kerr joked on Sunday after Thompson’s Game 1 performance. “He’s smarter than he’s even been. He’s seen everything. I think he’s comfortable playing with KD and Steph…
He’s right in his prime physically, mentally. He’s at his best.”
His jump shot has been nothing but wet — making 12 of his 20 shots from the field in Game 2, despite attempting only two free throws since the start of the series.