“Like a Slap in the Face”: Warriors Legend Andre Iguodala Reveals Grim Vibes Among Stephen Curry’s Warriors With Klay Thompson Story

Published 05/29/2023, 11:16 PM EDT

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The Golden State Warriors is widely regarded as one of the greatest teams of this generation, and rightly so. After all, they have won four NBA titles over the last eight NBA seasons. Led by the likes of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, the Dubs surely know the formula of success. However, they crashed out early during the 2022–23 NBA playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers. During a recent podcast, Warriors star Andre Iguodala revealed how this loss affected the team members.

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During the latest episode of his podcast, Point Forward, Iguodala revealed that he recently got a text from Klay Thompson because the latter was bored. Interestingly, Iguodala also revealed the real reason why Thompson was bored.

Andre Iguodala makes an interesting Klay Thompson reveal

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Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and the Warriors have been performing consistently in the NBA playoffs over the past few years. However, they crashed out during the second round of this year’s playoffs.

As a result, players like Klay Thompson have nothing to do at this point in time. This was revealed by Andre Iguodala who talked about an awkward chat between him and the Splash Brother.

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Iguodala said, “I knew it was awkward times when I got a text from Klay Thompson. Just a text, period. I’m like Klay is texting me, ‘hey, you playing golf anytime soon?’ I’m like, Klay wants to hang out. I’m like, he’s bored, then I checked the time of the day, I’m like, he’s not used to not working right now, at this time. That’s when it hit me like, it is different. So, it was like a slap on the face.”

 
 
 
 
 
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During this time of the year, the Dubs are usually fighting out in the Western Conference finals. This year was different. After a brilliant win over the Sacramento Kings, the Warriors faced a spirited Lakers led by LeBron James. The Lakers pulled off a brilliant victory as they won the series 4–2.

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Thompson was criticized for his shooting against the Lakers

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Two-time MVP Stephen Curry was at his usual best against the Lakers. However, there was little to no help from the rest of his teammates. Klay Thompson, the other half of the famed Splash Brothers, faced the majority of the flak.

He shot just 34% from the field during the seven-game series. Moreover, he averaged 16.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in six games. Needless to say, Thompson was a shadow of his former self against the Lake Show.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava Ghosh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with a wealth of experience covering the league. He has written over 1400 articles for EssentiallySports, showcasing his expertise in analyzing and reporting on NBA trade rumors, injury updates, and the ever-changing dynamics of the league. He had successfully covered the entire Kevin Durant trade saga at Brooklyn, which led to the basketball legend’s move to the Desert.
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