It sometimes seems as if the Warriors -- the Western goliath straddling the NBA -- are constantly on the Celtics' minds.
Well, the feeling may be mutual.
"I like the team out East in Boston," Klay Thompson told ESPN at Warriors Media Day. "They’ve got a very nice young team. One through five -- they’ve got a team that kind of mirrors ours, as far as their length, guys who can shoot and play defense, and an unselfish way about things. So I think that they are going to be a team to reckon with.”
Nor is Thompson's a voice in the wilderness. Ex-Warrior Stephen Jackson told ESPN The Jump that the Celtics are "a younger version of the Warriors. They got great young talent, some future stars on their team . . . If you have to compare a team to [the Warriors], you have to go to Boston."