The Golden State Warriors have been tearing apart the NBA teams this season. Although the Stephen Curry squad triumphed in taking home the championship trophy last year, sports analysts constantly excluded the said team in the list of contenders for the 2015-16 season. It appears, however, that the Golden State Warriors are proving everybody wrong. At the moment, the defending champions remain undefeated in the Western Conference.
Although Curry is undoubtedly one of the best players in the NBA today, the Golden State Warriors has another rising star in their midst: Klay Thompson. Both Curry and Thompson have been dubbed as the Splash Brothers as the two sink baskets after baskets in every game. The dynamic duo's astonishing chemistry has been repeatedly identified as one of the most notable game changers in the Golden State Warriors' basketball matches.
It could not be denied though that Curry is the leading man in the NBA championship team. This fact remains the same despite the contributions of Thompson to the win of the NBA squad. Hence, the question of Thompson possibly aiming for an opportunity to branch out and become the leader of a franchise frequently crops up. Moreover, some sports analysts believe that Thompson could shine more in other NBA teams.
One NBA team that would benefit from a player with Thompson's caliber is the San Antonio Spurs. With the imminent departure of Tim Duncan and the injuries suffered by Tony Parker, the Gregg Popovich squad is in need of a partner for up and coming star LaMarcus Aldridge.
Another potential team that could be a great squad for Thompson is the Cleveland Cavaliers. With an injury filled basketball squad, LeBron James is finding it increasingly difficult to carry the NBA team to the finals this season. In fact, King James himself acknowledged that his basketball team need to have the same level of energy and motivation as the Golden State Warriors.
"We didn't win anything," said LeBron, according to ESPN. He added, "We lost. We lost in the Finals. So that's enough motivation for myself. I think we need to understand that. Like, we lost in the Finals. We didn't win. And the team that beat us looks more hungry than we are. So it shouldn't be that way." It could be recalled that the NBA finals last year saw the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors battle it out.
For his part, Thompson expressed his content with the way things are going in the Golden State Warriors. He said via CBS Sports, "Winning is so much fun, man. It's one thing to put up numbers and be the top guy on a team, and it's another thing to sacrifice and be on the best team in the NBA. I'll take the latter every time."
"We have a lot of guys in this locker room who could be franchise players for other teams," he further noted, referring to the rumors of his potential move to become the main man in another NBA team. He added, "That doesn't matter. At the end of the day, people are going to remember championships. That's what it's all about."