Kelly Oubre goes off on Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, saying Sarver does not care about the Suns organization.
The Golden State Warriors suffered a major setback to their 2020-21 NA season plans this past week. With Klay Thompson tearing his Achilles tendon, the Warriors’ chances of reaching the top of the Western Conference are got slim.
The Warriors however, are trying to capitalize on the fact that Steph Curry is still in his early 30s and want to push for another NBA Finals berth.
So following the Thompson injury, the Warriors went after 25 year old swingman Kelly Oubre, and acquired him from the OKC Thunder. Oubre was part of the deal that sent Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns, in exchange for Kelly Oubre and more.
Upon officially signing with the Warriors, Kelly Oubre had a few choice words for his former franchise, the Suns.
Kelly Oubre reveals his true feelings towards the Robert Sarver and the Suns organizations.
On Monday, Oubre was asked what it felt like to be a part of the Golden State Warriors. He said, “I can play for an owner who cares about the organization, and not just the perception of the organization on the media end of it.”
Kelly Oubre takes a shot at Suns owner Robert Sarver when talking about the Warriors owner Joe Lacob;
“I can play for an owner — somebody who actually cares about the organization and not just the perception of the organization on the media end of it.”
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 24, 2020
This was of course a shot at the Phoenix Suns who he played for in the 2019-20 season. He averaged nearly 19 points and 6.4 rebounds throughout the season.
He also expressed his excitement to play for the Warriors saying, “Who’s better to learn from than Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.” He also said he wanted to play for Steve Kerr, calling him a “legend”.
In regards to the Suns trading him, Oubre had no comment directly addressing it. The Suns felt as though they could do without Oubre as they entered the NBA Bubble without him, and still went 8-0.