Hall of Famer Chris Mullin leaves behind an illustrious NBA career with five All-Star selections in 16 seasons -- 13 of them with the Warriors, who retired his No. 17 jersey.
He’s still living in the Bay Area, which means he gets to witness the talents of Klay Thompson and Steph Curry up close, both as a fan and as an analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area. He credited how great of shooters the two are in an interview Thursday with NBC Sports on Lunch Talk Live.
“They’ve redefined what an acceptable shot is,” Mullin told Mike Tirico.
Mind you, while Mullin wasn't the most athletic, he was an extremely prolific shooter back in his day.
The Brooklyn native was comparing how different the Michael Jordan era of basketball is to the game Steph and Klay play today. And not just how they play, but the perks they receive now compared to how it was two decades ago.
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Much has changed.
Mullin was a member of the short-lived Warriors’ trio Run TMC, which included himself, Mitch Richmond and Tim Hardaway that began in 1989. It was a romantic squad of “what could have been,” with the fast-paced players dominating everyone in their path.
Mullin has always loved the way Klay and Steph shot the ball, calling them arguably two of the best shooters in the history of the game.
Mullin, along with the rest of us, gets to remain spoiled watching the two on the court.