“That Type Of Stuff Is Motivation To Keep Grinding”: Stephen Curry Reveals Klay Thompson’s Influence To His Game

Published 01/13/2022, 6:45 AM EST
Jan 9, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) gets a congratulatory handshake from teammate Stephen Curry (30) after making a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports


Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are arguably the greatest shooters of all time. They both were drafted by the Golden State Warriors and have formed one of the deadliest backcourt duos in the league. Curry recently broke the NBA record for all-time 3 pointers and Thompson has the most threes in a game. Chiefly, the duo are an integral part of the Warriors Dynasty.

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Curry recently said that Klay Thompson has made him a better shooter. He said”All the work that we put in every day and some of the stuff y’all see some of the stuff you don’t,”.

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“In the old practice facility we have our court, I’d be on one side, he’d be on the other… Like we’re on the court at the same time, while that type of stuff is motivation to keep grinding.

In fact, Curry missed his shooting partner for the last two years when Klay was injured. Klay recently made his much-awaited return, and he looked solid in his limited minutes.

/ November 17, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Curry was drafted seventh overall in the 2009 draft while Klay was drafted eleventh overall in the 2015 draft. The duo has broken numerous three-point records over their tenure. Meanwhile, both of them have won the three-point shooting contest.

Both men are considered to be the greatest shooting backcourt duo of all time. Likewise, they have won the championship three times and were the core of the Warriors Squad, which made the finals five years in a row.

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What’s next for the Splash Brothers and the Warriors ?

The Golden State Warriors will look to get back to the Finals after a gap of two years. They currently have the second-best record in the league (30-10). Moreover, the Warriors are playing some exceptional basketball and their squad is deep and versatile. They have the perfect mix of youthful players and veterans and are coached by Steve Kerr.

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Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Damion Lee, Gary Payton II, and Juan Toscano-Anderson have all blossomed into key rotation pieces. Curry has been playing an MVP level all season, and he is supported by expected veterans. With Klay returning, the Warriors will only look to get better as they challenge for the 2021-2022 NBA title.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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