Throughout a postgame press convention, Thompson was requested if inspiration wanted to come back from Kings head coach Luke Walton or vocal leaders on the staff — together with himself.
Thompson had fairly the response.
“No man on this world ought to depend on one other man to encourage them,” Thompson mentioned. “Nobody ought to ever want a coach to encourage you. Should you don’t get impressed in a recreation, then you definately shouldn’t be on the courtroom. Shedding groups, dropping gamers, you might want to get inspiration out of your coach. I’m not with that s—. My teammates higher not be with it.
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“It’s not about Coach Walton inspiring you. This isn’t no freaking ‘Glory Street’ s—. You higher be able to play. Your quantity’s known as in a rattling recreation, I don’t want no f—ing coach to encourage me. By no means that. By no means have. By no means will. The day I want a coach to encourage me is the day I’m f—ing retiring. I’m a go play with my youngsters on the park.”
Throughout their highway journey, the Kings completed with a 1-3 file, however Thompson harassed that the staff ought to have completed with no loss over the 4 video games. The Kings are presently 6-9 on the season and are losers of 5 out of their final six video games.