Effectively, this one will not sit nicely with Dub Nation.
On a latest episode of First Take, ESPN analysts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman got here to a disagreement, though that is hardly shocking. However what the duo argued about certainly will elevate the eyebrows of Warriors’ followers.
When breaking down elite backcourts within the sport, Smith mentioned he believes Steph Curry and Klay Thompson make up the “best taking pictures backcourt in all of basketball.”
“Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden are the best offense ever created within the historical past of basketball,” Kellerman mentioned.
“Every little thing you say in regards to the backcourt in Golden State applies to those guys on offense,” he retorted.
Whereas the Nets (24-13) undoubtedly have performed higher than the Warriors (19-18) this season — together with blowing out Golden State twice — rating the Nets Large 3 over the Warriors Large 3 of Curry, Thompson and Durant is a tall order.
In spite of everything, the Warriors’ trio has back-to-back championships to their title.
Even with out Durant, Golden State’s prolific backcourt ought to return to type when Thompson comes again. The Splash Brother has missed the final two seasons with two separate accidents.
And when he does return, two of essentially the most notable basketball offenses can duke it out for bragging rights.