Thompson responds to Aldridge criticism

Warriors guard Klay Thompson dethroned teammate Steph Curry in the 3-point shooting contest last year.

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Klay Thompson rejected Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge‘s notion that the Golden State Warriors did not deserve four All-Stars in 2017.

Aldridge told the Vertical Tuesday that “it was wrong” for the Warriors to have four All-Stars, but the Spurs only have one.

I do think that it was wrong for Golden State to have four (All-Stars) and we’re a few games behind and only have one. It is what it is,” Aldridge said.

Thompson responded in defense of his team, and believes his team has a “better case” for four All-Stars.

“I think he had a case to make it, especially when you have the record they have. But, I think we had a better case to have four because of our record,” Thompson said Tuesday. “We’re still in the single-digit loss column, coming up on the All-Star break — which is pretty hard to do.”

“I can’t help it — I’m not gonna argue with it,” Thompson said. “I’m happy to go with my teammates and my coaching staff… I never thought I’d be on an NBA team with four All-Stars, one being myself. It’s pretty surreal and hopefully it won’t be the last time.”

If the two teams meet in the playoffs, these comments could come up again before all is said and done. There’s a decent chance at a Western Conference Finals showdown between the two and at least one of the star players in San Antonio feels his team is being overlooked.

Kawhi Leonard will be on the court Sunday night, possibly surrounded by four Warriors at the same time. We’ll keep you posted if Draymond Green or any of the other Warriors want to chime in on the subject.

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Matt Medley
Matt Medley covers Ohio State basketball for AmicoHoops and various local sports for other outlets around Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter.

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