MANILA, Philippines—Golden State star Klay Thompson, who’s in Manila for the primary time, confirmed his help to teach Steve Kerr and Staff USA who will attempt to go all the best way within the ongoing 2023 Fiba World Cup right here.
In the course of the Anta Squad Asia Tour press convention at Peninsula Manila on Thursday, Thompson rallied behind his Warriors mentor who’s at present calling the photographs for the Individuals within the world competitors co-hosted by the Philippines.
“Now that Steve Kerr is right here teaching the staff, he has to take us out to dinner and he has to pay for it trigger he’s out right here and he owes us dinner,” Thompson stated in jest.
“I’m excited to see him. I’m simply rooting for the USA. I do know they’re representing our nation so effectively and it’s simply superior to see how world basketball has turn into, particularly right here in Manila, seeing each sport is packed and seeing how a lot the followers actually love the sport is inspiring to me and (Kevon) Looney.”
Looney was alongside Thompson for the duo’s Asia journey for the model.
The Individuals cruised previous Group C, sweeping all of their pool part video games to advance to the following spherical the place they’ll face their first actual check towards Lithuania and Montenegro.
In response to Thompson, Staff USA–which is the one staff within the World Cup with a roster of all NBA gamers–is doing a very good job “setting their egos apart” in representing the nation.
“Steve is doing a fantastic job and the beauty of Staff USA is, the fellows put their egos apart. They don’t care who’s scoring, rebounding or stealing, all that issues should you play for Staff USA is profitable gold and that’s lovely to see.”
Thompson was a member of Staff USA in 2014 and 2016.
The NBA All-Star, nevertheless, is at present considering enjoying once more on a world scale however not for the USA as he has the Bahamas as one in every of his choices.
Supply: sports activities.inquirer.internet