James Harden Responds After Klay Thompson Claims to Be NBA’s Best Shooting Guard

December 30th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson hasn't been quite the prolific scorer he was during a breakout 2014-15 season, but he hasn't hesitated to exude confidence during the defending champions' record-setting start to the 2015-16 campaign. 

On Dec. 19, Thompson told the Bay Area News Group's Diamond Leung he believed he was the best 2-guard the NBA had to offer when asked to name the league's best player at each position. 

"I'm going to go with myself," Thompson said. "We're 26-1."   

Not surprisingly, Houston Rockets shooting guard and 2014-15 MVP runner-up James Harden disagreed with Thompson's assessment, according to the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen (via B/R NBA):

Of course, neither player is going to belittle his own skills. That simply doesn't happen, nor should it when scorers of this caliber are presented with questions like that. 

Statistically speaking, Harden has been the superior player from a basic box-score standpoint. Entering Wednesday night's action, Harden ranks tops among shooting guards with a 28.4 points-per-game scorin ...

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