The Warriors haven’t lost yet in the 2017 playoffs, and have already established the longest winning streak to start a postseason in NBA history. If they win the next two Finals games in Cleveland and complete a 16-0 record in the playoffs, they’ll be the first team to ever go perfect through a playoff run.
On KNBR 1050’s The Audible Monday morning, Mychal Thompson, father of Klay and an NBA Champion in his own right with the Showtime Lakers, joined the show to talk about the historical significance of Golden State’s current run. If they can cap off the perfect playoffs, Thompson said, they’ll have to be viewed as the best team of all-time.
“If these guys win two more games, the debate is over. Greatest team ever,” Thompson said. “If they can go 16-0 in the playoffs? I mean, come on. And I played on some great Laker teams. And we never came close to doing anything like this. If they can win two more games, they are to me – and I will shout it from the highest mountaintops, even in Laker land if I have to – this would be the greatest team in history. If they can pull it off.”
The full interview is available below. Thompson also discussed Steph Curry’s improved health and performance compared to last season’s Finals, as well as some of the adjustments Golden State will need to make for Games 3 and 4 if they hope to sustain their success in a hostile road environment. To hear Thompson and the guys talk about where the Warriors would rank all-time if they complete the perfect playoffs, jump to the 11:30 mark.