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Steph Curry vs Klay Thompson: Player of the Decade

A matchup between two Warrior GREATS. The Splash Brothers. The two best shooters of all time. It’s Steph Curry vs Klay Thompson. Our Player of the Decade debate rages on, and this time it features two absolute SNIPERS. However, only YOU, the people, decide whom will win this debate. So I’ll make it a little easier for you. I’ll give you some stats, my personal thoughts, and I’ll give you a prediction. So, let’s get right to it.

Pros of Steph Curry

His Pros pretty much speak for itself. He’s the greatest shooter of all time. Curry is a walking BUCKET. He’s a solidified franchise player. Steph is also the first EVER unanimous MVP winner. Ever. He also single handily changed how the game is played. If you walk into a gym right now, what are most people working on? Their three point shot. Steph made it “cool” to take 30-40 foot shoots when none of your teammates are under the basket for an offensive rebound. That’s used to be a coach’s nightmare. Not anymore! Also, some will ever say he dethroned LeBron James for a period of time. However, that’s up for debate. Excluding the latter, these stats, and accolades, cannot be debated.

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are seen as the top two shooters of all time.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are seen as the top two shooters of all time.

Cons of Steph Curry

Well. He isn’t exactly a two way player. Golden State has often used a disguise scheme for him when he’s in defense. They usually have Steph guard the opposing teams least offensively talents player on their team. Yes, it’s partly because of his size. However, it’s also because he’s a massive liability in defense. He also blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. However, so did Klay Thompson. So, there’s that.

Pros of Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson is just as good of a shooter as Steph Curry is, honestly. He also possesses something Steph doesn’t, defense. Klay is widely known as an ELITE two way player in the NBA. His numbers prove his case as well. Golden State often asks Klay Thompson to guard the opposing teams best player night in, and night out. He’s also responsible for providing an offensive spark on the offensive side of the ball as well.

Cons of Klay Thompson

It’s really hard to find a flaw in Klay Thompson’s game. He’s an offensive guru, while being a legit defender as well. So, what cons go against him when he’s being compared to his backcourt partner? Well, I think we can all agree that Steph is the face of the Golden State Warriors. Klay is not. Also, can we REALLY build a team around Klay where he is the main player on a franchise? Possibly. However, Steph is already in that position. Also, Steph Curry, for some, is widely seen as a fave for the entire league. Klay, is not. Therefor, most of Klay’s cons come from off the court.

Prediction

The Steph Curry vs Klay Thompson debate begins now. Honestly, I think this’ll be a lot closer than most think. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Klay pulled off the upset. Yes, Steph has the household name over Klay, but how much better is Steph over Klay when you REALLY look at the numbers? I think because of Stephs individual accolades, and him being such a polarizing figure in sports today, Steph should move on to the next round. But hey, you never know.

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Darren Jeans
Darren Jeans resides in Memphis, Tennessee. As a sports writer, he has been writing for over 5 years. His passion has always been to cover basketball at all levels. As the Director of Basketball Operations here at Overtime Heroics, he has pushed all of his writers to excel the norm when it comes to publishing work.
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