Mychal Thompson, former Los Angeles Lakers big man and father of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson, is the latest person to call out LeBron James, saying on Sirius XM NBA radio that James would not have survived as a player in the 1980s.
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In addition, Thompson said James acts too entitled sometimes, “like he’s supposed to get everything he wants.”
In reference to Draymond Green’s words to the Cavalier star during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Thompson’s son and Warriors sharpshooter Klay said, “I guess his [James’s] feelings just got hurt.” Marreese Speights also got in on the act, calling out James and saying he had “kind of lost respect” for the two-time NBA champion.
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The NBA suspended Green for Game 5 for striking James in the groin at the end of Game 4, after James stepped over him following what James called a “grappling” between them. The league slapped Green with a flagrant foul, his fourth flagrant foul point of the playoffs, resulting in an automatic suspension.
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The torrent of criticism aimed at James could be a source of motivation for the four-time NBA MVP. With his team down 3-1 in the series and facing elimination, he might need it.