In a scathing commentary, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith didn’t mince words when addressing Golden State Warriors’ veteran star, Klay Thompson, amidst the team’s challenging 8-10 start to the season.
Thompson, historically known for his sharpshooting prowess, is grappling with a career-low three-point shooting percentage of 36.4% and an overall field goal percentage of 40.4%. Smith lambasted Thompson’s dismissive attitude toward his struggles, emphasizing the need for accountability.
Smith declared, “You’ve been playing like hot trash. That is the bottom line.” Despite Thompson’s plea for patience, Smith urged him to take ownership of his performance, reminding him of the high expectations associated with his championship-caliber skills.
As the Warriors seek a turnaround, Thompson’s underwhelming average of 15.3 points per game becomes a focal point. Fans, echoing Smith’s sentiments, anticipate a resurgence from the iconic three-point marksman. With a critical matchup against the Clippers looming, the pressure intensifies for Thompson and the Warriors to reclaim their winning form.