The reason Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson are the ‘greatest backcourt ever,’ per Mychal Thompson
There are more than a few folks out there that would argue against the notion that the Golden State Warriors duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson is the greatest backcourt pairing in all of the NBA’s history. Mychal Thompson, the father of Klay and himself a two-time NBA champ with the Los Angeles Lakers, is unsurprisingly, a firm believer of this idea.
Mychal did acknowledge his bias, but he was not shy about making his strong claim:
“I think they’re just perfect for each other,” Mychal recently said to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Kerith Burke. “They’re the best backcourt to ever play together. Obviously I’m biased, but I think it’s the greatest backcourt ever.
“They’ll come back and take off right where they left off when Klay comes back next year.”
Mychal then went on to explain exactly why he believes this to be true. According to the 66-year-old, it’s all about understanding each others’ games:
“They have a mutual respect for each other,” Mychal said to Burke. “They know that they have to depend on each other to be successful, to win championships. So does Draymond Green. These three guys understand and respect each other’s game so much that they know they can’t win without the other one doing their job. And there’s no ego involved.”
It’s hard to argue against that. Especially once you factor in the fact that the Curry-Thompson-led Warriors won no less than three NBA titles in the span of four years.
Klay Thompson is expected to make a full recovery from the Achilles injury that has kept him out for the 2020-21 season. He should be ready to go next term, and by then, we should see Klay, Steph, and the rest of the Warriors take on the rest of the NBA again.