Klay regrets ‘4 fingers’ taunt at Booker: ‘That didn’t age well’

Klay regrets '4 fingers' taunt at Booker: 'That didn't age well'

Klay Thompson isn’t proud of the way he acted during one of his matchups with Devin Booker last season.

The players had a verbal altercation during the Golden State Warriors’ 134-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 25, 2022, which led to Thompson being ejected for the first time in his career. At one point, Thompson taunted Booker by holding up four fingers to signify his four NBA championships – a move he now regrets.

“I was in my feelings though and Book was busting my ass that day,” Thompson said on Monday’s episode of “Podcast P with Paul George.” “I was not where I needed to be. God. You know stuff doesn’t age well and that didn’t age well for me. I don’t need to be flexing four rings, bro – like, everybody know that. That’s on Wikipedia. My game wasn’t where it was at and we all get insecure at times.

“I’m man enough to admit that we all have our moments of weakness. I’m not really proud of that one, ’cause I see Devin Booker and … I should be proud of this young man, the work he’s put in. He survived a tough regime in Phoenix where everyone’s getting traded, he’s playing for a new coach every year, but now he’s a franchise player ’cause he just kept working. So, I admire the guys who have work ethic like that, you know?”

Devin Booker vs. Klay Thompson 👀

Klay was fired up as he was being escorted to the locker room#NBATwitterpic.twitter.com/H5tyoWejn7

— 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐧’ 𝐍𝐁𝐀 (@_Talkin_NBA) October 26, 2022

The Warriors and Suns faced each other four times last season, with Phoenix winning the first three meetings.

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