Aussies in NBA: Bogut tells naysayers to kiss his middle finger

We all know Andrew Bogut is never one to beat around the bush, and always says it like it is. He was interviewed on the Fitz & Brooks podcast recently, and shared some interesting thoughts. This included a fitting suggestion for critics of the Golden State Warriors, especially those who doubted the team's success last season, and their championship potential this time round.

“I’ve actually got my [championship] ring fitted for my middle finger, so they can kiss that one,” Bogut deadpanned. He went on to elaborate on the concept of respecting success. “I just don’t understand that. We respect all previous champs. We’ll respect future champs. They don’t want to respect us, so be it.

“We’ve got a ring. We did all the hard work. We know what it takes. We don’t need any more motivation, but if they want to throw some at us, we’ll definitely put it on a board and be aware of that.

“It’s one thing taking it from a team that’s won a championship, taking those kind of criticisms. But from a team that hasn’t? It's kind of dead air.”

Bogut also outlined his belief in the Warriors' goals this season; mainly to stay healthy and not change too much on what has obviously been a formula to success in the previous season. He also spoke highly of teammate James McAdoo, who had conducted himself well during training camp.

The center also talked about accountability within the team, and having good relationships, which has been mentioned before in an earlier interview.

For the full story, don't forget to listen the full interview from Fitz & Brooks podcast.