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Mychal Thompson describes how real love is between Klay, Steph Curry

Mychal Thompson describes how real love is between Klay, Steph Curry

For eight seasons, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry have terrorized the NBA, unleashing a flurry of 3-pointers on their opponents while leading the Warriors to three NBA titles and five straight NBA Finals appearances. 

The Splash Brothers have become one of the NBA"s iconic duos. Curry and Thompson have grown into champions and legends together in the Bay Area, and the love between them is as real as it gets. 

"Klay loves playing with Steph, he respects him so much," Klay's father Mychal Thompson said on Dell and Sonya Curry's podcast, "Raising Fame." "He talks about him all the time and how hard he works, how dedicated he is to the game and to his family. He has said it to me in private that he loves playing with Steph and he wants to retire as a Warrior after another 10 years. 

"He wants to go into the Hall of Fame along with Steph. That's how close he feels to him and how honored he is to play with him. They have formed a special bond. That's why I told him, I said, 'Even though you're going to probably miss this year, you and Steph will still have eight years together as long as you take care of your bodies.' "

Thompson and Curry's reign over the NBA was put on pause this season, as Thompson missed the entire campaign as he rehabbed from the torn ACL he sustained in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Curry, meanwhile, broke his non-shooting hand in the fourth game of the season and returned to play one game in March before the NBA suspended its season due to the coronavirus. 

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Missing the entire season "crushed" Thompson, who wanted nothing more than to help the new-look Warriors on the court. 

The five-time NBA All-Star has promised the Warriors' dynasty isn't over. As long as he and Curry are healthy, it's hard to argue with the Splash Brothers returning to the top of the NBA hierarchy. 

Warriors coaches holding virtual 'cooking challenge,' Steve Kerr says

Warriors coaches holding virtual 'cooking challenge,' Steve Kerr says

With all NBA travel on an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, NBA coaches have been spending a lot more time at home than they normally would during March and April.

Instead of spending time on the road scouting and preparing for the NBA playoffs, they've been forced to find other ways to fill their time.

With just about all restaurants being confined to takeout or delivery, families have been staying in and cooking more frequently. In that spirit, the Warriors coaching staff is trying to stay competitive.

"Believe it or not, we have a coaches' challenge tonight," Kerr said on 95.7 The Game Thursday. "All of the coaches, either last night, tonight or tomorrow are supposed to cook the same meal. The team chef has basically challenged us, and we are all supposed to report back to him with a photo and some kind of video of a family member commenting on the dish."

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Kerr said the dish was chicken parmesan, a classic family meal.

Given Kerr's various successes as an NBA player, coach, executive and broadcaster, it's hard to imagine that his cooking skills wouldn't at least be above average.

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Why Joe Lacob mentioned Harrison Barnes when praising Andrew Wiggins

Why Joe Lacob mentioned Harrison Barnes when praising Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins was impressive in his first 12 games in a Warriors uniform.

The 25-year-old averaged 19.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.4 blocks, while shooting nearly 46 percent overall and just under 34 percent from 3-point range.

"Our coaching staff is very excited about Andrew and how he may fit here going forward," Warriors owner Joe Lacob told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic on Thursday. "Very hard -- it's so hard -- to find wings right now in the NBA with good positional size and athleticism.

"He's a walking 20 points. He's gonna go out there and he's gonna get you 20 points in any game. He's capable of doing a lot more than that. But that's pretty good."

And then Lacob mentioned a former Warriors player that had to sign elsewhere once Kevin Durant decided to come to Golden State.

"When Harrison Barnes was with us -- and I loved Harrison, different kind of player a little bit -- but we would sit there and say, 'If we can just get him to get 20 points in a game it would really help,'" he said. "You know (you've got a) good chance to win a game if you got three guys scoring 20 in a game.

"And we needed that."

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Barnes averaged 10.1 points per game during Steve Kerr's first year at the helm in 2014-15, and then 11.7 points per game the following season.

Over the 2015 and 2016 NBA Playoffs combined, he scored 20 or more points only one time (Game 5 of the 2015 Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets).

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Assuming the Warriors are fully healthy next season, it might be difficult for Wiggins to average 20 per game. It's probably more realistic to expect him to register 15 to 18 points per night, but on the best shooting percentages of his career.

Combine that with consistent defense and engagement and Golden State would be thrilled with those results.

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