Klay Thompson Says He and Steph Curry Are the Best Guards in the NBA

December 20th, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has no problem saying he and Stephen Curry are the best guards in the NBA.  

When asked by reporters to name the best NBA players at each position on Saturday, Thompson named Curry the best point guard in the league and himself as the best shooting guard, per Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group. 

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

To be fair, Leung noted Thompson threw his hands in the air when saying he was the top shooting guard, suggesting there was some humor involved. Thompson also said Chicago's Jimmy Butler and Houston's James Harden were in the mix for best shooting guard in the league.

Yet it's hard to argue there is a better backcourt duo going than Curry and Thompson. Curry is the reigning NBA MVP, yet he has somehow improved this year. He leads the NBA in points per game (31.8), field goals made (283) and three-pointers made (131), and he's shooting a career-high 52 percent. 

Not surprisingly, Thompson called Curry the better shooter of the two—but h ...

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