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Mullin believes Klay is one of greatest shooting guards ever

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Warriors legend Chris Mullin can't help but shake his head at the notion that Steph Curry's legacy could be questioned at this point in his career. The same goes for Curry's fellow Splash Brother, Klay Thompson. 

Thanks to the cruel bug named injuries, Thompson will miss two years of his prime after tearing his ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals and then tearing his Achilles in November of 2020, prior to the season beginning. Despite Thompson's unfortunate recent injury, Mullin believes he too has nothing left to prove. 

“He’s a Hall of Famer, no question," Mullin said to NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann on the latest episode of the Dubs Talk podcast. "His legacy is set in stone.” 

Thompson, 30, already is a three-time champion, five-time All-Star, has made the All-NBA Team twice and the All-Defensive Team once. Prior to missing all of last season, Thompson made five straight All-Star Games. 

Through his first eight seasons in the NBA, Thompson is averaging 19.5 points per game while shooting 41.9 percent from 3-point range. The former No. 11 pick in the 2011 draft, Thompson already has made 1,789 3-pointers in the regular season, which ranks 19th of all time. Not to mention, he's a two-way star, constantly guarding the other team's best guard or wing player. 

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Mullin not only believes Thompson will one day be in the Hall of Fame, but he also compares him to an all-time great and believes the sharpshooter is one of the best to ever play his position.

 

“Klay reminds me of John Havlicek," Mullin said. “One of the greatest of his generation. When you say who is the best two-guard of all time, he will be right up on that list.”

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