"I think it's bulls---," Green said. "When you look around, what did we win? Sixty-seven games or something like that? And we probably just handed teams three or four. You're talking a possible 70-win season. I think Klay is one of our top three guys, and to not be on an All-NBA team, I think it's pretty crazy."
When told of Green's comments, Thompson simply said "Wow." As for not making any of the All-NBA teams, Thompson said: "It is what it is."
The second team consisted of Curry, Durant, Boston's Isaiah Thomas, Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Utah's Rudy Gobert. Green, Washington's John Wall, Toronto's DeMar DeRozan, the Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler and the LA Clippers' DeAndre Jordan made up the third team.
Green said he was well aware of who made which teams. He didn't name names of those who shouldn't have made it, but he held firmly to the belief that Thompson was snubbed.
"It's some guys on there as scorers averaging 20 points, and don't have as near amount of wins that we have," he said. "So, how can [Klay] be left out? I don't really understand it. Also, the way Klay can defend, I don't really understand it. But, I guess they have to find some way to punish us."
Despite the arrival of Durant last summer, Thompson averaged a career-high 22.3 points and shot 41 percent from 3-point range during the 2016-17 season. He's also one of the team's best perimeter defenders.
Curry vouched for his backcourt mate as well.
"He definitely deserved to be on one of those teams," Curry said. "I know it's obviously a tough vote every year to figure out who goes where, but that's a guy that had an amazing season. He was very consistent all year long. He definitely deserved to be in that spot."
NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal echoed Green and Curry's sentiments about Thompson on Twitter.
KLAY THOMPSON DIDNT MAKE A ALL NBA TEAM ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW, I'm with u DRAYMOND GREEN this is some Bs klay had 60 wit 11 dribbles pic.twitter.com/8kAYxtkiuR
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) May 19, 2017
Green's final takeaway was that winning should be taken into higher consideration.
"Also, what I see amongst these teams is sometimes winning isn't that important," he said. "But, I don't know. It's really not my opinion, but winning can't be that important."