"When you play well, when you play with great energy and a great pace and spirit, fans are going to be naturally more excited".
A nadir came Sunday night, when Golden State fell to the Suns for the first time since November 9, 2014, snapping the NBA's longest active winning streak against one team at 18.
After Sunday's game, Thompson was critical of Warriors fans, saying he wants more "energy" from the home crowd in games like this.
Though the audio is unclear in the video, which went viral after the game, Kerr appeared to say, "I'm so f--ing exhausted of Draymond's s--".
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Per Anthony Slater of The Athleitc, Green said that Kerr's alleged tirade is probably not the first time that a coached slammed a player. "The lip-readers were wrong", Kerr said. Instead, Kerr offered some clarity on the controversy: "What I said was, "I beg to differ with Draymond's approach.' Those were my exact words".
Or, who knows, maybe he got cut off when he was in the middle of saying "I'm so f-g exhausted of Draymond not getting the accolades and love he deserves for providing a spark of fire to a team that's otherwise veering into dangerously self-pitying and overly corporate territory, a team that has more than enough talent to win the title yet again but could torpedo that chance with an over-reliance on self rather than collective".
"It's 2019", he said. "George Orwell was right; he just had the year wrong". He wrote 1984. The title should have been 2012 or something. You've got to figure out how to survive and thrive in the modern way of life. "I decided I'm now going to get a giant laminated board with all of my play calls and I'm going to turn into an National Football League coach from here on out". The Warriors were outscored by four points with Green on the court. Stand up or something when we make a play. We all feel it.
"The Denver game was a better of indicator of what we are capable of", he continued. We've got our work cut out for us but we're still confident because of our track record, because of the banners that we've hung, we're very confident that we can do this again. The Warriors long ago got all the benefits of idolization, and now we're all in full shred-down mode. "We've got to build some momentum".
Thompson hasn't spoken to the media since his comments on Sunday.