Tristan Thompson had a lot to say after his Sacramento Kings dropped to 6-9 after losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He went on a profanity-laden tirade after being asked if the coaching staff needed to do more to inspire the team. The post-game press conference showed a frustrated Thompson venting after being asked the question.

Thompson said no man should need another person to motivate them. He’d retire if it came to that. Clearly, Tristan was not thrilled with the outcome of the game or the way he played, and he took it out on the reporter.

“I’m not with that sh*t. My teammates aren’t with it… It’s not about coach Walton inspiring you… This is not no frickin’ Glory Road sh*t.

I don’t need no f*cking coach to inspire me. Never that, never have, never will. The day I need a coach to inspire me is the day I’m f*cking retiring.”


Thompson also complained about the team’s lack of star power. He says they know they need to work together to win. It would also help if his teammates contributed a bit more himself.

Tristan Thompson came off the bench for the Kings and contributed 8 points and 9 rebounds in 17 minutes. With nearly a double-double while riding the pine for more than half the game, you certainly can’t blame him for the team’s woes for this one. On the season, though, he’s averaging just 4.9 points per game in 13.7 minutes.

What do you think of Tristan Thompson’s comments about motivation? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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