2x NBA Champion Mychal Thompson makes a case for the Splash Brothers as the best backcourt duo in NBA History
The Golden State Warriors could not manage to build on their win streak tonight, as they fell short to LeBron James and the Lakers. The defending champions were too much to handle for the Warriors, as they won the contest 117-91.
Even though no one scored above 20 points, the Lakers had six players scoring in double digits compared to the Warriors having three. They beat the Warriors 60-35 on the boards and shot 7% better. All these things combined for the Warriors to fall short.
“Steph and Klay are the best backcourt to ever play”: Mychal Thompson
Before the Lakers game, Mychal Thompson was in talks with NBC Sports Bay Area. Talking to them, Mychal called the Splash Brothers the best backcourt duo in NBA History. Mychal says he may be a bit biased, considering Klay is his son, but that’s what he believes.
“I think they’re just perfect for each other. 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, just like a lot of us out here, believes the two would pick up right where they left off when Klay returns next season. The duo has achieved a lot together. They went to 5 Finals together, won 3 rings there. They have a combined 11 All-Star appearances between them, and 2 3-point contest championships. Steph has two back-to-back MVP honors and was the first-ever player to be declared the unanimous MVP. Klay is one of the most explosive players, as demonstrated by his 37 points in a quarter, his 60 points in 3 quarters, or his NBA record 14 three-pointers in a game.
Mychal Thompson says Steph and Klay are the “best backcourt to ever play together” pic.twitter.com/mlPY2sEHCn
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Mychal talks about how the two revolutionized the game together, but at the same time, understands the role Draymond played in the same.
“They have a mutual respect for each other. 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.”
Hopefully when Klay returns next year, we see a lot more of the Splash Brothers dominating, and playing their natural game.