Golden State’s Klay Thompson is many things, including an NBA champion, two-way star, and all-time great marksman. Despite that, Milwaukee Bucks’ guard Jason Terry feels he’s a “b-side player.”
What that sounds like, according to Terry, is someone of All-Star level talent but not yet a superstar. Not only did Terry say that Thompson isn’t “leading [expletive]” during an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, he added San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard to that list.
For some context, this came up when the debate of the NBA’s best shooting guard was a hot topic back in September.
Thompson was wholly dismissive of the Jet’s comments and was vocal about it during an interview on the same radio channel, “I honestly don’t even know what that means.”
“Whatever Jason wants to call me, I’ll be a ‘B-side player.’ I’ll be a ‘B-side’ on my way to compete for championships. It’s OK with me,” continued Thompson. “Kawhi Leonard is a ‘B-side player?’ Man, that man was a Finals MVP and one of the best two-way players in the game.”
KT finished second in the NBA with 276 made threes last season and bucketed them at a 42.5 percent clip. Not only was he tremendous for the Warriors’ offense, but he also spent the entire postseason matching up against All-Star level guards: Harden, Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, Russell Westbrook, and Kyrie Irving.
Despite chasing around four of the league’s top-12 players, Thompson averaged 24.3 points a night on 42 percent shooting through 24 playoff games.
Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference
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