Tristan Thompson explains why he got so angry over ‘helpless’ question
Tristan Thompson became so frustrated with a question after Game 2 that he abruptly walked out of an interview, and on Tuesday he explained what it was about the question that irritated him so much.
After Stephen Curry scored 33 in the Golden State Warriors’ 122-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, a reporter asked Thompson if he felt “helpless” at times trying to guard the two-time NBA MVP. He did not react positively, to say the least.
Tristan didn’t like being asked if he felt “helpless” against Curry. pic.twitter.com/kqi3i8YXzo
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 4, 2018
On Tuesday, Thompson told reporters it was a “dumb question.”
Tristan Thompson on walking off after being asked if he felt “helpless” last game: “Being robbed at gunpoint, that’s helpless” pic.twitter.com/jKSsDXRwGZ
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 5, 2018
“That was a dumb question,” he said. “It just made no sense. Do you feel helpless? You (might) feel helpless if you’re getting robbed at gunpoint. That’s helpless. It’s basketball.”
Thompson was probably taking the question too literally, but you can understand his frustration. Curry was on fire in the game, which was summarized nicely with all of the posts about him we saw on social media. The Cavs will be a step closer to getting swept if they allow Curry to do that in Game 3 — whether they feel “helpless” or not.