Klay Thompson addresses ‘4 rings’ trash talk toward Devin Booker

During the 2022-23 campaign, Klay Thompson was ejected for the first time in his 10-year career. In the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns, Thompson was jawing with Devin Booker.

Following a pair of technical fouls, Thompson was sent to the locker room in Phoenix early. Prior to ejection, Thompson flexed his resume on Booker, specifically his four championship rings. Thompson held up four fingers to Booker as the two traded trash talk.

Prior to his ejection, Thompson tallied only two points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field. Booker finished with a game-high 34 points during the Suns’ blowout victory over the defending champs.

Fast forward to the summer, Thompson revealed he regrets his trash talk toward Booker. In a recent interview with Paul George on “The Podcast P Pod,” Thompson admitted to not being proud of his back and forth with Booker.

Via Podcast P Show:

Yeah, I was in my feelings though and Book was busting my a** that day. I was not where I needed to be. God — you know, stuff doesn’t age well and that didn’t age well for me. I don’t need to be flexing four rings bro, like everybody knows that. That’s on Wikipedia. My game wasn’t where it was at, and we all get insecure at times. I’m man enough to admit that we all have our moments of weakness. I’m not really proud of that one.

After admitting to regretting his trash talk with Booker, Thompson went on to praise the Suns’ sharpshooting guard.

Cause I see Devin Booker, and I should be like, man, I should be proud of this young man. The work he’s put in. He survived a tough regime in Phoenix, where everyone’s getting traded. He’s playing for a new coach every year. Now, he’s a franchise player because he just kept working. So, I admire the guys who have work ethic like that, you know?

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