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Klay Thompson Brutally Mocked Him. Now They Are Teammates.

Klay Thompson has a clumsy state of affairs on his fingers, with the Warriors signing a participant he savagely mocked a few years in the past.

That participant is Rodney McGruder, who signed a coaching camp take care of the Golden State Warriors on Monday, in line with The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Their beef stems from an incident that occurred on January 30, 2021. When McGruder had some alternative phrases for Warriors gamers after his Pistons suffered a 118-91 loss at Chase Heart, Thompson had one thing to say about it on the native broadcast.

“I don’t know, this man may be out of the league fairly quickly,” Thompson mentioned. “He’s in all probability mad about that. Who is aware of? He’s over right here checking my man … attempting to begin one thing like he’s a very good participant or one thing. Bro, get out of right here.”


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Regardless of being within the locker room on the time the whole lot went down, Draymond Inexperienced additionally had one thing to say about McGruder’s antics after the sport.

“When the f—ok did Rodney McGruder turn into the powerful man of the staff?” Inexperienced mentioned. “I don’t know, man. All people within the league powerful today. It’s loopy. I’ve seen loads of powerful guys this 12 months. I don’t perceive it.

“However I do know ain’t no person terrified of no rattling Rodney McGruder, like f—king kidding me? It’s loopy. Insane. However Klay mentioned it finest. Klay mentioned it finest. So, yeah, depart it at that.”

That is hardly the primary time beefing NBA gamers have needed to bury the hatchet after turning into teammates, with a noticeable instance being Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley going from longtime enemies to shut teammates on the Lakers.

Now McGruder, Thompson and Inexperienced should take a web page out of Westbrook and Beverley’s e-book as they head into coaching camp.



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