Many consider the Golden State Warriors to be the heavy favorites to lift the title come the end of this season. However, there are a number of other teams out there that may disagree with this foregone conclusion.
For Warriors star Klay Thompson, it is the Boston Celtics that he considers to be the biggest threat to his team’s highly-coveted three-peat. The 28-year-old guard shared his thoughts in a recent appearance on ESPN’s The Jump.
“I like the team out east in Boston,” Klay Thompson said, via Nick Friar of Celtics Wire. “They got a very nice, young team. One through five, man. They got a team that kind of mirrors ours as far as their length. Guys who can shoot and play defense, and an unselfish way about things. So, I think they are going to be a team to reckon with.”
For the young Celtics squad, this is a compliment of the highest level coming from an integral party of the Warriors’ budding dynasty. They have been singled out by Thompson as the team that he believes to have the biggest chance of defeating the Dubs in a seven-game Finals series.
Not to rain on the parade of Celitcs supporters though, but while Thompson may have handpicked their team as the Warriors’ biggest threat this season, this by no means implies that Klay thinks the Celtics can actually beat them. They may pose as a thorn on their side, but surely, Thompson is confident that come June of next year, Golden State would have already secured their fourth title in five years.