We’re two games deep into the NBA regular season, so it’s a perfect time to overreact and talk title predictions.
The Warriors are 2-0 and showing the same ball movement and flare they had during the ‘Strength in Numbers’ days in Oakland. Following Steph Curry’s 45-point performance in Thursday’s win against the Clippers, ESPN “First Take” host Stephen A. Smith shared his thoughts about the Warriors' championship prospects this season.
“If Klay Thompson comes back healthy,” Smith told his co-host Kendrick Perkins, “the Warriors might win it all. I really mean it. I’m not playing with anybody.”
Thompson is reportedly expected to practice at full speed in about three weeks, while the Warriors have stated they’re targeting a January return from his November 2020 Achilles injury. Klay and Steph haven’t shared the backcourt since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, when Thompson went down with his ACL injury.
Smith is never shy to share his opinion and his take on the Splash Brothers was very on-brand.