Stephen Curry is having a great season, and according to some recent statements, that has a lot to do with Klay Thompson. The former warriors coach, Mark Jackson, called them “the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game” for a very good reason: They work exceptionally well together, and the proof is in the pudding.
Always humble, Curry started to shine the light on hi fellow Golden State Warrior – Thompson – the minute the question of how well he’s been doing came up. He’s made the most 3-pointers in the NBA, which is certainly a big accomplishment considering the greats that ever played the court. While speaking to NBA.com, Curry said it wouldn’t have been possible without Thompson. Dubbed ‘The Splash Brothers,’ the two are quite the force.
“I’m not the shooter I am if I don’t get to see Klay every single day do what he does…He keeps you sharp and understands to shoot the ball the way I want to, there is another guy that can do it, too…It was a gradual confidence…We don’t really step on each other’s toes.
We complement each other. But that takes a while to truly believe…We have an amazingly talented group, and it’s very deep…I don’t know what it’s going to look like. But I know we have the capability and opportunity to get there, and he’s a huge part of that obviously. It’s exciting it’s all coming together.”
Klay Thompson, the 31 year old from Los Angeles, has been with the Warriors since 2011 and of course is a 3-time NBA Champ and a 5-time NBA all-star. Of course had a few words on the topic of how well he and Curry work together on the courts and are constantly pushing each other to a positive end.
“Steph knows how hard I work…When he was doing that, I was supporting him from Santa Cruz. I was competing against our G League team, and they were getting me ready. I was there in spirit. He knows that. He knows I had things to do. So although it was tough to watch, I knew I had to get right and get prepared to help this team win a chip.
I couldn’t imagine playing with any other point guard because we got such a great chemistry…We know each other’s favorite spots and where we want the ball. I’m just thankful to share the backcourt with him because he’s such a selfless and amazing competitor and teammate.”
About the aforementioned race for the 3-point leader in the NBA, Curry is first with a whopping 3016 points scored. Just behind him is Ray Allen who last played for Miami Heat before retiring at 2973 points. At number 3, is Reggie Miller, with 2560. The warriors, who are 1st in the Western Conference are set to face the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 8PM EST.