KEY POINTS

  • The NBA has revealed the 75 greatest players of all time
  • Warriors' Klay Thompson was not included in the list
  • Dubs coach Steve Kerr has an epic response to Thompson's situation

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has a simple yet meaningful reaction to the NBA’s snubbing of Klay Thompson in the 75 greatest players of all time selection.

As expected, there has been an array of NBA legends and present-day stars who didn’t make the cut in the league’s 75 greatest players of all time team. Among them was Thompson.

The five-time NBA All-Star insisted that he’s not fazed by the fact that he’s not included in the list as he is convinced that he’s a top 75 player no matter what.

Thompson was evidently being serious about the matter, while his Warriors co-stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green were in the mood to have some fun about it.

The pair decided to mock Thompson by hanging a Warriors jersey with his name and a “No. 77” on it, emphasizing that he didn’t make it to 75.

Commenting on the subject, Warriors head coach Kerr stressed that there’s nothing wrong with it as he thinks it’s only right to have “humor with everything.”

"You have to have humor with everything and his teammates obviously got that done to have a laugh with him," Kerr told NBC Sports of Curry and Green’s poking fun at Thompson. "But I think all these guys, they are so competitive by nature. They wouldn't have made it this far if they weren't really competitive and at some point, guys latch onto things to drive them. ”

More importantly, Kerr pointed out that on a serious note, such joke could be a positive for Thompson if he can consider not making the NBA 75 team an extra motivation to prove how good he really is.

"Klay's accomplished pretty much everything,” the Dubs coach explained. “He's a multi-time champion, a multi-time All-Star, one of the great 3-point shooters ever. He's already competitive but if that's what it takes to make him more competitive, then we'll take it."

Kerr has not been shy about sharing his real thoughts on the NBA's 75 greatest players of all-time selection.

In fact, he even refuted that Thompson and Green were both omitted in the said list.

"I definitely think both guys [Thompson and Green] are top 75, just based on winning and two-way basketball and everything that really matters more than statistics and anything related to numbers," Kerr argued. "What matters is if you're winning championships, and that's what counts. I would have hoped and thought that both guys would be on there."

Draymond Green and Stephen Curry An injured Draymond Green and Curry (right) of the Golden State Warriors celebrate on the bench during the Warriors come-from-behind win over the Orlando Magic at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, Nov. 26, 2018. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images