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Warriors coach Steve Kerr sounds off on Klay Thompson, Draymond Green NBA Top 75 snubs

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The Golden State Warriors were one of the greatest teams to ever play in the NBA. They were an unstoppable force during their hey-day, winning three titles in four years. That’s why it came as a shock to some fans when Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, two key figures for that Warriors dynasty, weren’t included in the NBA’s Top 75 list.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr certainly thinks that the duo belongs in that list. In a media press conference, Kerr said this about Thompson and Green being snubbed from the list. (via Warriors on NBCS)

“Just looking at the list, and then thinking about the history of the NBA… how do you differentiate? It seems like there’s like 50 or 60 guys that are automatic… I definitely think that both guys are top 75, just based on winning and two-way basketball and everything that really matters more than statistics. What matters is if you’re winning championships, that’s what counts.

On one hand, it’s Steve Kerr, head coach of the Warriors. Of course he’s going to say this to gas up his players and make them feel good. But even when you remove Kerr’s inherent bias towards his players, there’s some semblance of truth to that statement. Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen, two major pieces in the Bulls dynasty, made it to the NBA Top 75. Why didn’t Green and Thompson make it over some of these guys?

However, it’s really difficult to make calls like this, because if you want some players in that list, then other guys have to go. Stan Van Gundy already pointed this out earlier. Do the Warriors duo have enough accolades and respect to overtake some of the legends of the game? It’s a matter of personal opinion, but that’s what makes Top 75 lists like this so difficult to make and rate.