Klay Thompson, after calling out the Sunday crowd who watched on because the Golden State Warriors misplaced to the lowly Phoenix Suns for the primary time in 18 matchups, tweeted out an apology Wednesday afternoon. Expressing “love for DubNation”, Thompson praised the group as “the best fan base in sports activities.”
I really like DubNation. We’ve the best fan base in sports activities. We feed significantly off their vitality in Oracle and I meant no disrespect. #timetogotowork#roadwarriors
— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) March 13, 2019
After Sunday’s 115-111 defeat, Thompson had initially informed ESPN’s Nick Friedell:
“It is a lengthy season. And we have been taking part in loads of basketball for 5 years now, so you are not going to be excellent for 82 video games — we have had too many missteps — however on the finish of the day, that is the primary time we have misplaced to that staff in 19 video games. So it is ugly however … I count on our crowd to be little extra into it, too. Like, I do know it isn’t the playoffs, however it’s our final go-around at Oracle. Least you’ll be able to rise up or one thing after we make an excellent play, particularly to start with. We want that vitality, particularly this time of the yr. It is onerous to conjure up vitality each single night time ‘trigger you are wanting ahead to the playoffs and that run.”
Friedell reported Wednesday on coach Steve Kerr’s try to make clear the purpose:
“I feel I understood what he was speaking about,” Kerr stated on Monday. “However, it is all tied collectively. Once you play effectively, if you play with a terrific vitality and a terrific tempo and spirit, the followers are going to be naturally extra excited. And on the flip facet, the followers had been most likely extra excited 5 years in the past than they’re now as a result of the journey was recent and new, and it is totally different now. It is totally different for everyone. … I do know one factor — that we actually thrive on the vitality at Oracle. I feel the followers have helped us win at a excessive degree, and we want them, however we acquired to present them extra to cheer about, for certain.”
Thompson and the Warriors, who transfer to the presently under-construction Chase Heart in San Francisco subsequent season, traveled to Houston on Wednesday for a Western Convention showdown towards the rising Rockets.