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Warriors’ Klay Thompson and Andrew Bogut Slam Clippers ‘Lucky’ Talk

Klay Thompson isn’t the first player you think of when it comes to smack talk, but the Splash Brother went Slash Brother when he addressed the topic of the Los Angeles Clippers.

In an interview with Grantland earlier this week Doc Rivers told Zach Lowe:

Look at Golden State. They didn’t have to play us or the Spurs. But that’s also a lesson for us: When you have a chance to close, you have to do it.”

“I’m not saying we definitely would have beaten Golden State, but if you make the conference finals, you have a chance,” Redick said. “The championship window in the West is so narrow. Ours might only be open another couple of years.

“But you need some breaks. Golden State was the best team in the league, but they also had everything go right for them. They didn’t have one bad break.”

Thompson was having none of that “they got lucky” kind of talk when he responded to the Bay Area media, throwing several shots at the Clippers.

That’s one.

 

That’s two.

That’s three.

 

He gets the triple, and one! 

Andrew Bogut wasn’t too keen on the talk either. In a radio interview on KNBR (h/t the Pick and Roll for the transcript) he took another swipe, just as lethal.

“I’ve actually got my [championship] ring fitted for my middle finger, so they can kiss that one,” Bogut deadpanned. He went on to elaborate on the concept of respecting success. “I just don’t understand that. We respect all previous champs. We’ll respect future champs. They don’t want to respect us, so be it.

“We’ve got a ring. We did all the hard work. We know what it takes. We don’t need any more motivation, but if they want to throw some at us, we’ll definitely put it on a board and be aware of that.

“It’s one thing taking it from a team that’s won a championship, taking those kind of criticisms. But from a team that hasn’t? It’s kind of dead air.”

You have to love that he dropped the “dead air” analogy on a radio show.

And does it count as smack talk if it’s true? The Warriors more or less owned the Clippers last season, taking three of four games.

Looks like the Clippers are taking Ls from the Dubs before he season even starts.

 

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