Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green are the original Golden State Warriors' Big 3, taking this team to its first of three championships in 2015, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers of LeBron James. They have lived a lot of things together, lifting this team from not being that good to make it a powerhouse in the association.
The relationship between the three started pretty well, as Draymond recently explained. The big man recalled that the first time he met both Curry and Thompson, things clicked very fast for them and he knew he was going to have a very good relationship with his teammates. Talking with Mark Haynes of ClutchPoints, Green said that the only reason you have to hate those guys is that you're playing against them and nothing else.
“If you don’t like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson when you first meet them, it’s something wrong with you. Those two guys aren’t going to give you anything not to like about them,” Green said.
“Other than if you’re playing against them and they do what they do to people on the court. You can take that personally,” Green continued. “But if you meet Steph and Klay, and you can’t hit it off with Steph and Klay. You should search deep within, and figure out what you got going on personally that’s stopping you from being able to connect with someone that’s that easy to connect with. That is that likable. You got to do some soul searching,” Green said.
They just got along so well from the very beginning and that good relationship they have off the court is also reflected on the hardwoods. Warriors GM Bob Myers explained that their personalities and styles of play have meshed so well and that's why the Warriors have been so successful.
“The uniqueness of those three is in how well their skill sets and personalities mesh,” Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area on Wednesday. “They complement each other in such a way that the game of each is amplified by that of the others.”
Flash forward, we know that these three players are 3-time NBA champions, and given all their talents, they still have a chance to compete in the league after not spending time together on the court. Klay is missing another season due to an injury and the Warriors are missing him a lot.
Once Klay is back, and if the team makes the right moves, the Warriors will have a big chance to compete in the West again and demonstrate their Big 3 is still a dangerous one