Kings' Tristan Thompson goes on rant following loss: 'No one should ever need a coach to inspire you'

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Karl-Anthony Dorpe #32 van die Minnesota Timberwolves ry na die mandjie terwyl Tristan Thompson #13 of the Sacramento Kings defends in the third quarter of the game at Target Center on November 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Kings 107-97.

Karl-Anthony Dorpe #32 van die Minnesota Timberwolves ry na die mandjie terwyl Tristan Thompson #13 of the Sacramento Kings defends in the third quarter of the game at Target Center on November 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Kings 107-97. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

During a postgame press conference, Thompson was asked if inspiration needed to come from Kings head coach Luke Walton or vocal leaders on the team — including himself.

Thompson had quite the response.

No man in this world should rely on another man to inspire them,” Thompson said. “No one should ever need a coach to inspire you. If you don’t get inspired in a game, then you shouldn’t be on the court. Losing teams, losing players, you need to get inspiration from your coach. I’m not with that s—. My teammates better not be with it.

Karl-Anthony Dorpe #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dribbles the ball while Tristan Thompson #13 of the Sacramento Kings defends in the fourth quarter of the game at Target Center on November 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Kings 107-97.

Karl-Anthony Dorpe #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dribbles the ball while Tristan Thompson #13 of the Sacramento Kings defends in the fourth quarter of the game at Target Center on November 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Kings 107-97. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

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It’s not about Coach Walton inspiring you. This is not no freaking ‘Glory Road’ s—. You better be ready to play. Your number’s called in a damn game, I don’t need no fing coach to inspire me. Never that. Never have. Never will. The day I need a coach to inspire me is the day I’m fing retiring. I’m a go play with my kids at the park.

Tristan Thompson #13 of the Sacramento Kings and Naz Reid #11 of the Minnesota Timberwolves compete for a rebound in the first quarter of the game at Target Center on November 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tristan Thompson #13 of the Sacramento Kings and Naz Reid #11 of the Minnesota Timberwolves compete for a rebound in the first quarter of the game at Target Center on November 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

During their road trip, the Kings finished with a 1-3 opneem, but Thompson stressed that the team should have finished without a loss over the four games. The Kings are currently 6-9 on the season and are losers of five out of their last six games.

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