The Splash Brothers are still alive
It’s easy to forget the sheer dominance that Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have displayed. With Durant winning finals MVP in both championships, a lot of the credit has gone towards him, and the other two have been quite forgotten.
For starters, Stephen Curry is the greatest 3-point shooter to ever graze the earth, and on top of that, has worked his way into the top-15 all time player debate.
With all of the scoring accolades, the two MVP’s, and three championships, there is a real debate to be made for Curry being labeled as the best, and at worst second-best point guard ever.
A lot of people were predicting an MVP-caliber season before the hand injury, and I don’t see why he should be thought of as any less for this upcoming season. The last time Curry played without Durant, he put up the highest scoring average for a 50-40-90 season ever, and also set the single-season 3-point record.
As Curry stands alone as the greatest shooter to ever play the game, an argument can be made for Klay Thompson as the second-best shooter to walk the earth.
Right now, Thompson sits 14th in career 3-point percentage, and 18th in all time 3-pointers made, only being a few weeks of play away from jumping into the top 15.
Before the ACL injury, Thompson put up point totals of 28, 26, and 30 in three consecutive games, and was lining himself up to win Finals MVP if the Warriors pulled out the infamous 3-1 comeback.
These two have been forgotten as one of the most dominant duo’s in the NBA, due to their willingness to sacrifice and take a back seat to Durant. Now that the Curry and Thompson show is back, I would expect Chase Center to be lighting up with the Splash Brothers, just like Oracle did.