Klay Thompson taunts Dillon Brooks in Warriors-Grizzlies spat
Klay Thompson has heard sufficient from Grizzlies small ahead Dillon Brooks.
Close to the top of the Warriors’ 133-119 loss to Memphis on Saturday, Thompson began counting to 4 on his fingers — the variety of NBA titles he has gained — within the course of Brooks, who The Industrial Enchantment reported was shouting, “You suck,” from the Grizzlies bench.
Then, postgame, Thompson blasted the sixth-year guard in an interview with The Industrial Enchantment.
“When he retires, I don’t suppose anybody will ever discuss Dillon Brooks ever once more,” Thompson instructed The Industrial Enchantment. “I promise you. It’s candy proper now, however wait 10 years.”
Curry, who was guarded by Brooks and managed his fewest factors in a recreation since Jan. 13, instructed reporters that “we performed the entire Memphis Grizzlies, not simply him.”
Brooks scored 18 factors and added three assists in 29 minutes, and he stated in a press convention that Thompson’s counting to 4 was “motivation to us.”
“We would like a hoop as nicely,” Brooks stated. “However we wanted to undergo the method of steps that we did final yr, and maintain going and studying from all of it. It’s pleasant trash discuss, however I simply maintain a variety of actual property over there in San Francisco.”
He instructed a tv reporter in a postgame interview, “it’s simple to prepare” for a recreation towards the Warriors due to Thompson and Draymond Inexperienced “speaking” — including that he was prepared regardless of solely getting 4 hours of sleep the night time earlier than.
The back-and-forth between Thompson and Brooks emerged as the most recent stage in an ongoing debate between the Warriors, Grizzlies and whether or not their matchups will be thought of a rivalry.
Curry, when requested on March 14, replied with, “I don’t need to be brief, however … no,” in keeping with NBC Sports activities.
Moreover, when the pair of groups performed within the 2022 Western Convention semifinals, Brooks was ejected in Recreation 2 for a flagrant foul that led to Gary Payton II struggling a fracture in his left elbow.
The Warriors and Grizzlies cut up their 4 regular-season conferences, and so they may meet once more within the postseason relying on how the Western Convention standings end — with the Grizzlies presently holding onto the No. 3, whereas the Warriors are in seventh and may want the play-in event.