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Klay Thompson slams Jaren Jackson Jr. after Warriors title win

Klay Thompson shaded Grizzlies ahead Jaren Jackson Jr. and not using a single point out of his identify on Thursday.

Thompson referred to as Jackson a “bum” and a “clown” following the Warriors’ 103-90 victory in opposition to the Celtics to win their fourth title in eight years, recalling March a tweet by Jackson in March.

“Strength in numbers,” Jackson tweeted after the Grizzlies beat the Warriors 123-95 on March 28, a reference to the Golden State motto. Thompson didn’t play that recreation, nor did Golden State veterans Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. Jackson additionally didn’t play within the matchup.

“Strength in numbers is alive and well,” Thompson advised reporters at his post-title recreation press convention. “There was this one participant on the Grizzlies who tweeted ‘Strength in numbers’ after they beat us within the common season, and it pissed me off a lot. I can’t wait to retweet that factor.

“Freakin’ bum. I had to watch that. I’m like, ‘This freakin’ clown.’”

Jackson’s tweet was recent in his thoughts, he mentioned, when it popped up after the Warriors received all of it.

“Gonna mock us?” he mentioned. “You ain’t ever been there before. We’ve been there before, we know what it takes. So to be here again, hold that.”

Jackson, in the meantime, has but to handle Thompson’s feedback. He did, nonetheless, share a couple of tweets, together with “Just let go” and “A lot of the time it’s right in front of us.”

The Grizzlies’ season mockingly ended on the hand of the Warriors within the Western Conference Semifinals in May. Thompson knocked down eight 3-pointers in a 30-point efficiency to assist Golden State get rid of Memphis in a 110-96 win in Game 6.

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors smiles after Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals
Klay Thompson has a lot to rejoice after Game 6 — together with silencing some doubters.
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Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on
Jaren Jackson’s tweet mocking the Warriors got here again to chew him.
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Thompson recorded 12 factors, 5 rebounds and two assists in Game 6 to gather his fourth championship ring on Thursday.

“I’m just thankful to be here man,” he mentioned in the course of the Warriors’ post-game celebration at TD Garden.

It was a triumphant ending to an emotional comeback season for Thompson, who returned to full energy this season after struggling a torn ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals and a torn proper Achilles in November 2020.

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