It’s wild when you measure all of the success the Golden State Warriors have had over the last decade.
The team has now won four Finals and has made the playoffs eight times.
They’re one of the few teams to win two Finals back-to-back and have also remained dominant in most of their regular seasons too.
No matter what level of basketball you watch, the influence is glaring 😏
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) July 20, 2022
But the team has also created two heroes for basketball fans: Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Draymond Green, who is no slouch himself, commented on their success, saying, “No matter what level of basketball you watch, the influence is glaring.”
“Take a bow fellas,” Green continued while tagging both Curry and Thompson on Twitter.
Green is right: these two guys have radically changed the way players perform and viewers enjoy the NBA.
It’s hard to imagine a league where Curry and Thompson’s styles of play aren’t ridiculously popular.
Yet, before they entered the NBA, teams just weren’t as interested in guards who played and shot like these two.
Of course, the three-pointer was still a very valuable tool for players and some mastered it (Kobe Bryant, for example) but Curry and Thompson took things to a whole new level with their type of scoring and their catch-and-shoot skills.
They changed the tempo of the league and they also changed how players look.
Since then, there have been millions of young players who have modeled their playing after Curry and Thompson.
The number of threes in the league has skyrocketed and there are many more people who long to be the next Splash Brother.
Their influence is definitely seen all over the league and all over basketball courts throughout the world.