When it’s all said and done, Klay Thompson will be enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
Just six years into his NBA career, and the 6-7 Washington product is already a two-time champion and three-time all-star. His lengthy list of accolades also a pair of all-league selections and a 3-point contest title. But the shooting guard, who makes up half the tandem known as the Splash Brothers along with two-MVP Stephen Curry, shouldn’t ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever enter (Smokey from Friday voice) the slam dunk competition.
And after hearing Smith’s press conference Friday afternoon it’s easy to see how he could have won over Cuban just by talking to him.
The young man is honest, demonstrative, and outspoken. He’s one of the most engaging interviews of any of the draft prospects of 2017 and he even has the guts to throw a little bit of shade at the LeBron James in front of the cameras.
When asked who he rooted for in the 2011 NBA Finals by the Dallas media, Smith told them exactly what he was thinking.
Smith is the second player to have thrown shade at LeBron within 24 hours of being drafted. Oregon’s Jordan Bell did it right after he was drafted Thursday and Smith followed suit Friday afternoon.
Adrian Wojnarowski did a lot of scooping Thursday night at the NBA Draft. He had the Celtics taking Jayson Tatum a full seven minutes before the NBA announced it, Josh Jackson six minutes before it was announced, and De’Aaron Fox even three minutes before Jackson was announced as the fourth pick.