Klay Thompson Graciously Reacts To Benching In Warriors vs. Nets Matchup

Photo: Instagram/Klay Thompson

In a post-game interview, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson shared his thoughts on being benched in the late stages of the Monday night victory against the Brooklyn Nets.

Thompson acknowledged the difficulty of not closing games, emphasizing his support for teammates who secured the win.

Thompson praised his fellow players, including Gui Santos, Brandin Podziemski, and Jonathan Kuminga, highlighting their excellent performance.

Photo: Instagram/Klay Thompson

Despite the adjustment period, Thompson expressed understanding, stating, "To go from one of the best players - It's hard for anybody. I'll be honest with you."

When questioned about his initial reaction to being benched, Thompson admitted to some frustration but stressed his acceptance of the situation. "You can be mad, but I'm not gonna be mad. I'm happy for these young guys. We won. It's hard to get wins in this league," he said.

Despite the challenging adjustment, Thompson maintains a supportive stance toward his teammates, even when they play in his place during crucial moments. 

Head coach Steve Kerr reassured that Thompson's contributions would play a significant role in the team's success throughout the season, emphasizing the bigger picture beyond individual game situations. (SOURCE: Sports Illustrated)

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