Klay Thompson was not snubbed from the All-NBA team - Nick Wright | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST

  • Published: 24 May 2019
  • In reaction to Klay Thompson being shocked that he was omitted from the All-NBA team, Nick Wright breaks down why he doesn't think Klay was snubbed this year.

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  • First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright

    Was Klay snubbed for not making the All-NBA team?

    • mike collins
      mike collins  3 months back

      @Mark W - never intended? That's what Isiah Thomas was for the Pistons, what LJB (runs the point) has done for a decade in a half and what Curry does now (prior to KD leading them to 73 wins and in KD's injury absences) and they all had all-time runs.

      As for the "only offense" being what is taken into account. No, but these votes are reflecting that running the team has been given more weight than defense.

      I do get what you are saying as well--you want the All NBA team to reflect an actual team that one would assemble--the 1st Team should be the best and tiered down to the third and the players should have a cohesive, and natural, fit. This makes sense and, under those guidelines, Klay would be a highly coveted SG. Others want the five best players to be on the first team regardless of position and if they're all PGs, SG or wings then so be it. This is kind of a happy medium where centers are included and the forwards and guards are blurred. This is the system that the players allowed in the CBA.

      BTW, longest conversation I've had on youtube without being cussed at!

    • Mark W
      Mark W  3 months back

      @mike collins , I understand where you're coming from, it just doesn't make sense to me. You could have KD or Kawhi either first team or second, you can switch them up. Paul George could be 3rd NBA. I just think people play different positions and they shouldn't be penalized for it. Like AD and Curry play 2 different positions. Is one really better then the other? Curry can do things AD can't, but AD can do things Curry can't, so who decides who's better

    • Mark W
      Mark W  3 months back

      @mike collins , that what PGs are mainly supposed to do. A PG was never intended to be the leading scorer on the team. A PG runs the team and his job is to set up other people to score. That could be the SG or C or either of the forwards. A PG can score, but if was never designed for a PG to be the leading scorer of a team. Don't forget, back in the old days, the center was the main scorer for a team.

      I'm just saying they should go by position, instead of just 2 guards and 2 forwards. Surely they could find 3 SGs worthy of the award.
      Even Javelle MaGee said that the NBA is trying to get rid of the center position. I don't think it was even included in the all Star voting. The NBA just wants the 5 best players regardless of position, but I don't think that's fair. You can be a great SG, but because people think there might be PGs better then you, then you don't get a vote. I really don't even know how they determine who is better anyway. Harden might be great offensively, but he sucks at defense, same as Curry. Then you have Klay who does both well, but he doesn't get voted in. So are they just going by offense or what.

    • mike collins
      mike collins  3 months back

      @Mark W - Occasionally score? Better tell Klay that his splash brother is doing it all wrong!  

      And I guess this only applies to guards--Kawhi and KD both made the second team despite both being SF/wing players--should we get a true PF in there? Obviously not. Of course, if we moved PF Blake up from 3rd team to 2nd, then either KL or KD would have to fall and, clearly, neither of them are 3rd team material.

      2 PGs on the 1st team. 2 SFs and 2 PGs on the second team. 2PGs on the 3rd team... if the NBA went by your defining positions, then it couldn't just swap a player or two, they'd have to have a re-vote.

    • Mark W
      Mark W  3 months back

      @mike collins , oh I disagree that the exact possition is outdated in the modern era. There is a reason that there are PGs and SGs. PGs are there to run the team, keep the action going, make assist, and occasionally score points.
      The SG is there to score and occasionally assist. To me the PGs job is to first assist, then to score. The SGs job is to score first and then maybe occasionally assist. 2 different positions at least to me.

  • Indio Rendellino Rendellino

    Both idiots

    • Beach Waves
      Beach Waves  3 months back

      What you'll should ask yourself since you'll into "numbers" how much shots did each of those players make vs Klay and BREAK IT DOWN, cause Klay numbers and remember he played way less that he has no control over that. You guys disrespected that man period!

      • KOD
        KOD  3 months back

        Kemba did not lead his team to finals Kyrie made his team worse.. Klay does it on both end neither of them do.. He was all NBA based on that..

        • Threelly AI
          Threelly AI  3 months back


          • Bob Leonizo
            Bob Leonizo  3 months back

            Nick always wanted to build narrative on "what did not happen", it make's him nuts! the present is crystal clear and no need to speculate. Kemba have a great seasons for himself and his team is no where in the playoffs on the other hand, Klay is sharing the ball with Steph & KD and still be that guy and to add his team is still playing. YES, Klay was robbed.

            • king_has_no_cloths kul
              king_has_no_cloths kul  3 months back

              3 trophies of golden state are not respected at all: 2015,2017 and 2018. if they win here without kd, it is quite valid. they have not paid their dues nor got their comeuppance. but as fate would have it, one day you got to pay. there is no easy path to success! steve kerr knows it. though he caters to superstars deep down he is quite grounded.

              • The Useless Fuck3r
                The Useless Fuck3r  3 months back

                durant underrated? ...wtf everyone knows hes the best player in his team how come hes underrated?pls someone explain ..

                • Christian John Gumban
                  Christian John Gumban  3 months back

                  Well anyway is not about $$$MONEY$$$ for klay ITS ALL ABOUT RINGS N LEGACY.....
                  Even if he made it to allnba he still ganna take that pay cut just to stay with WARRIORS....
                  coz its not about money.... Hes rich enought😀😜💝😉

                  • Jeremi Lewis
                    Jeremi Lewis  3 months back

                    Basketball is a team sport. It sucks how players are underrated because they make a great team instead of just shining individually.

                    • dlawson688
                      dlawson688  3 months back

                      Not very often I agree with nick, but I do here 100%

                      • 3-point assassin
                        3-point assassin  3 months back

                        This group makes my head hurt

                        • Pink Panther
                          Pink Panther  3 months back

                          The real snub is how Nick makes fun of Chris when he doesn't use proper English/! What is that about/?! I'm sure someone on the set is paid to handle that. Nick's that dude he realizes he is third wheel on the show, and looks to belittle to make himself feel better/ He is the reason they won't be able to maintain a following/

                          • Kameron Poindexter
                            Kameron Poindexter  3 months back

                            A distinction should be made between having better numbers and having a better year. I like Russell's tenacity and competitiveness, but his triple double numbers may be some of the emptiness numbers in NBA history. Klay may have started the year in a shooting slump (at least by his standards), but Russ was one of the worst shooters in the league ALL YEAR LONG and one of the worst decision makers in the league. Bottom line, how do your numbers and play contribute to winning? Kemba could not lead his team to the eastern conference playoffs that included the Orlando Magic and Deangelo Russell and the Nets. And I like Kemba a lot, but he and Russell's usage rates are off the charts. Of course their "numbers" are going to be better (or at least larger) than Klay's.Somebody has to score for the Hornets, and nobody has the ball more in OKC than Russ. And Russell nor Kemba are anywhere close to Klay on the defensive end. Both are liabilities on the defensive end. But numbers don't always show that, or at least the shallow number that most mainline media members look at.

                            • Tlsvd
                              Tlsvd  3 months back

                              He’s the ugliest guy in tv

                              • MrCocoMocoLoco2
                                MrCocoMocoLoco2  3 months back

                                This guy scores 30-40-60 points a game when he plays half a game ffs, nick. I’m no warrior fan, but it’s obvious he’s a generational talent.

                                • Leagai Tala
                                  Leagai Tala  3 months back

                                  Until Golden State breaks up as all of them are in a way putting themselves in a Clay Thompson type situation. Unless Clay leaves to a team and becomes the main focus of a defense and see how he can truly guard positions 1 through 4 without the assistance of others around him like he has right now. Dude might be mad he wont be able to get a supermax deal. But if you ain't gone leave to prove it, it is what it is.

                                  • Sinister 1
                                    Sinister 1  3 months back

                                    As soon as Klay grows balls and is the #1 option on whatever team, then he can cry all he wants. No one on GS is underrated. They're truly an example of the sum being greater than the parts. Klay was 60th this season in Defensive +/- *among shooting guards only* . The #s have NEVER supported him being a good defender. Last season his Defensive +/- was 254th overall ! He averages 3.5 rebounds per game (embarrassing) and 2.3 assist per game (horrible). His #s for blocks and steals are equally pathetic. Look it up. The *only* part of his game that's even remotely close to being exceptional is his shooting. Even then 21.5 ppg and 40% from beyond the arc aren't anywhere near elite!

                                    • Rolly SJ
                                      Rolly SJ  3 months back

                                      they're all underrated.. why? because they play TEAM !!!

                                      • shlomo Belafonte
                                        shlomo Belafonte  3 months back

                                        Nick Wright you have made a career out of saying stupid things. Youre going on mute.

                                        • Akol Ashwill
                                          Akol Ashwill  3 months back

                                          I don't understand why we're looking at what we don't know when what we do know for sure is that gsw are the current champions & the team to beat?

                                          • armando Caballero
                                            armando Caballero  3 months back

                                            Nick is really bad at this. He does not understand basketball.

                                            • kimfrey marcelo
                                              kimfrey marcelo  3 months back

                                              i cant believe nick wrong still has a job, he should be banned from sports media,

                                              • Andrew Branson
                                                Andrew Branson  3 months back

                                                Klay is a wing player/3 and d its stupid that he's competing for a spot with combo guards

                                                • Jay J
                                                  Jay J  3 months back

                                                  James Harden was a six man and got his own team and went to getting MVP's. Pretty sure Klay Thompson could score 30 + lead a team

                                                  • Fred Leeland
                                                    Fred Leeland  3 months back

                                                    I remember questioning the Harden move and how good he really was, then his first game he dropped 40 and I was shook

                                                • needsalt
                                                  needsalt  3 months back

                                                  If you stick up for any of the warriors you are an evil person straight up

                                                  • James Grover Windham
                                                    James Grover Windham  3 months back

                                                    Woman sports voice engage....

                                                    • Manandi
                                                      Manandi  3 months back

                                                      Ok if we are talking about points and impact only, why did lebron james make it this year?

                                                      • raheem gaston
                                                        raheem gaston  3 months back

                                                        These some idiots

                                                        • raheem gaston
                                                          raheem gaston  3 months back

                                                          His first 7 games

                                                          • Christopher M
                                                            Christopher M  3 months back

                                                            Klay think he’s all that bruh u on a super team.
                                                            He can’t score 60 in three quarters without two MVPs on the same floor with him I can guarantee you this.

                                                            • raheem gaston
                                                              raheem gaston  3 months back

                                                              They talking bout numbers what about record

                                                              • 35Jeff
                                                                35Jeff  3 months back

                                                                Kemba Walker carried his team to the point of not being close to making the playoffs in the East. Klay defends the opponent's best each game and is one of the integral parts of a dynasty. The EC honks don't watch Klay each game he plays and just generalizes his talent. It's really dumb what the players and NBA collectively bargained by giving the media power over the stars' salaries because these awards were trivial. On the flip side, GSW should be ecstatic because Klay is certain to stay with GSW now, and save a boat load of cash in luxury tax.

                                                                • Alex Brown
                                                                  Alex Brown  3 months back

                                                                  First two teams I agree with. My all NBA third team:
                                                                  G - Holiday
                                                                  G - Walker
                                                                  F - James
                                                                  F - Griffin
                                                                  C - Gobert

                                                                  • William Wheat
                                                                    William Wheat  3 months back

                                                                    Nick Wright sounds silly. Klay is the truth!

                                                                    • Samuel (Sam) Smith
                                                                      Samuel (Sam) Smith  3 months back

                                                                      What kind of backwards logic is this, just because good players play together doesn't mean you can't analyze their talent in a vacuum. Also pretty much more baiting to break up this team. Klays stats were better than both westbrooks and kembas not to mention he is more efficient and a better defender then both. You say that this is based of the regular season, but clearly voters get influenced by the postseason (look at the MVP race). Not sure why the media has this control over players salary, literally it's you who voted against him and now he doesn't get a supermax because of your bs logic and reasoning here. What makes your opinions any more informed and thought out than anyone commenting on this YT video?

                                                                      • Choir Boi
                                                                        Choir Boi  3 months back

                                                                        He can sign a two year deal with the hawks with the 2nd year being a player option make all star team then re up with supermax contract

                                                                        • Marcus Barnes
                                                                          Marcus Barnes  3 months back

                                                                          Kay wasn't snubbed. Other guys had better statistical regular seasons. Winning in the post season has nothing to do with all NBA voting. Yes they won in regular season a lot but he's the 3rd option so he can't expect too much credit!

                                                                          • Omar Perpall
                                                                            Omar Perpall  3 months back

                                                                            Spoken from the dumbest nba analysts

                                                                            • Ken Rik
                                                                              Ken Rik  3 months back

                                                                              Klay is the 3rd scoring option, which makes it more difficult to produce All-NBA stats. This “snub” wouldn’t be an issue if a super max contract was at stake.

                                                                              • Brad Ruszala
                                                                                Brad Ruszala  3 months back

                                                                                Just like chatty women, focussing on who should feel a certain way. Nick is emblematic of all effeminate male sports commentators who don't have any real credibility. What he and the women express on the set does not resonate with male sports fans.

                                                                                • mhead1 1
                                                                                  mhead1 1  3 months back

                                                                                  That blonde chick a fox 😳😳

                                                                                  • Taz Goat
                                                                                    Taz Goat  3 months back

                                                                                    Cc how is kd underrated when he’s being crowned as the best player in the nba lol

                                                                                    • P H
                                                                                      P H  3 months back

                                                                                      Nick awful don't know hoops

                                                                                      • Jack Cooper
                                                                                        Jack Cooper  3 months back

                                                                                        yeah its regular season but warriors got one seed, whereas Beal and Walker didn't even make the post season, so regardless of numbers, it should be based on what you helped your team achieve, which Play was integral in achieving

                                                                                        • jacob parnell
                                                                                          jacob parnell  3 months back

                                                                                          They need to change the MVP and all-NBA voting to include the playoffs if it is going to cost players money.

                                                                                          Media have gone away from PER and advance stats and vote on emotion and simple box stats. 6 point guards most with high usage, I agree with Stephen A over westbrook, kyrie etc. People just ignore defence and vote on highlights

                                                                                          • ASDFG
                                                                                            ASDFG  3 months back

                                                                                            where the f did these wahmen from??

                                                                                            • Desean Carter
                                                                                              Desean Carter  3 months back

                                                                                              GSW is a great TEAM. I hope they stay together and put a huge mark on history