By now, it’s almost old news that the Golden State Warriors have the greatest collection of shooters the NBA has ever seen. It was already true with the combination of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, and it’s become devastatingly, embarrassingly true with the addition of Kevin Durant. In some idle moments, I’ve wondered what goof-around time before or after practice must look like for those guys. Just your average shootaround, only with about 400 percent more swishes.
Bleacher Report has done some great work here, pitting Steph and KD against each other in a game of P-I-G. I assume that they stopped short of H-O-R-S-E in the interests of time, but honestly I’d watch hours of these two putting up shots in a pseudo-competitive atmosphere. It’s a great look at their star mindsets, in that they are goofing around and know they’re on camera, thus predictably loose. Even so, they can’t help but get competitive and try to will shots in.
Disappointingly, most of the attempts are standard jumpers from various points, rather than the absurd theatrics of the famous Jordan-Bird McDonald’s ad. We won’t spoil the ending for you, but it did involve a behind-the-backboard shot, and one player proclaiming himself the greatest shooter ever.
(Via Bleacher Report)