Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson tweeted an apology for comments he made after Sunday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns.
— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) March 13, 2019
The apology came after Thompson blamed a lack of energy in the Oracle Arena for the Warriors struggles and inconsistency throughout the season.
“I expect our crowd to be little more into it, too,” Thompson said. “Like, I know it’s not the playoffs, but it is our last go-around at Oracle. Least you can stand up or something when we make a good play, especially in the beginning. We need that energy, especially this time of the year. It’s hard to conjure up energy every single night ’cause you’re looking forward to the playoffs and that run.”
While Thompson came under fire for those remarks, coach Steve Kerr came to his defense saying he could see where Thompson’s comments were coming from.
“I think I understood what he was talking about,” Kerr said on Monday. “But, it’s all tied together. When you play well, when you play with a great energy and a great pace and spirit, the fans are going to be naturally more excited. And on the flip side, the fans were probably more excited five years ago than they are now because the journey was fresh and new, and it’s different now. It’s different for everybody. … I do know one thing — that we really thrive on the energy at Oracle. I think the fans have helped us win at a high level, and we need them, but we got to give them more to cheer about, for sure.”