Warriors' Klay Thompson not happy after being snubbed from All-NBA team

Josh Schrock
NBC Sports BayArea

Warriors' Klay Thompson not happy after being snubbed from All-NBA team originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

Klay Thompson received some bad news Thursday when the All-NBA teams were released and he was left off the list.

Warriors star Steph Curry and Houston Rockets star James Harden were voted to the first team, and Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving made the second team. Kemba Walker and Russell Westbrook were chosen as the third-team guards.

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The Warriors guard was in the "others receiving votes" category, right behind Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal.

When informed of the snub at Thursday's media availability, Thompson was visibly disgusted at the voting and explained why he believes he deserved to be selected.

"Oh, I didn't? It already came out?" Thompson said after being told he didn't make an All-NBA team.

When told Walker made the third team, Thompson gave a heavy eye roll.

"I mean that's cool and all, but like, when you go to five straight Finals -- I respect those guys, but when you go to five straight, it takes more than just a couple All-NBA guys," Thompson said. "It takes an All-Time team. But whatever. I'd rather win a championship than be All-NBA."

The snub also costs Thompson $30 million, as he's now not eligible to receive a super-max extension from the Warriors.

"It is what it is, you know I can't control it," Thompson said. "Do I think there's that many guards better than me in the league? No. That's the reason why we are still playing, so I don't even want to get into it."

Thompson certainly has a point on all counts.

The five-time NBA All-Star is one of the best shooters of all time, and he put his defensive prowess on display in the Warriors' Western Conference finals sweep of the Trail Blazers by locking up Damian Lillard. 

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Thompson has every reason to be upset, especially with Walker, whose Charlotte Hornets went 39-43 and missed the playoffs, making it over him. But a fourth NBA title would make it sting a little less.

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