The Golden State Warriors restored their dynasty last week in the NBA Finals, as they became the first team since the 1990s Chicago Bulls to win four titles in an eight-year span. And perhaps the franchise's latest championship is the sweetest -- they're also the first team to capture the Larry O'Brien trophy just two seasons after posting the NBA's worst record. The Warriors simply defied the oddsmakers in 2022, making their celebration all the more special.
San Francisco held a rally and parade for Golden State on Monday. And most cameras were focused on a tipsy Klay Thompson, who'd once again reached the pinnacle after a grueling two-year recovery from leg injuries. In six games against the Boston Celtics, the 32-year-old veteran averaged 17.0 points, and also became the third player in history to make at least 100 three-pointers on the Finals stage. The Warriors are a winning machine, and Thompson's father expects their revamped roster to contend for additional championships.
"People haven't seen the best of the Warriors yet, because you haven't seen James Wiseman play. Wait until you see this big stud play," Mychal Thompson told The Zach Gelb Show on Tuesday. "People forgot about him -- he was the No. 2 pick in the draft a couple years ago. He's an athletic 7-foot-1 center, and a guy who can give some offense in the middle and also some rim protection.
"If the Warriors keep this together, bring everybody back to win this title, and then add Wiseman to the mix, I don't see anybody beating them... This is the deepest team in the league and the best team in the league, even next year... If blessed with good health -- and you've got youth and good players behind the vets -- I could see them winning three more before Steph and Klay retire."
The entire NBA conversation between Thompson and Gelb can be accessed in the audio player above.