“Showtime Lakers who? Mychal Thompson thinks the Warriors are Better”


“Showtime Lakers who? Mychal Thompson thinks the Warriors are Better”


Mychal Thompson, father of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson and former “Showtime” Los Angeles Lakers role player has a strong opinion on which team would win: his son’s history-making Warriors team or the “Showtime” Lakers.

Los Angeles, who dominated the 1980’s–winning five NBA championships from 1980-1989–were one of the flashiest and most exciting teams to ever grace the court. Thompson played five seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and eight seasons with teams in the Western Conference. He played with, and against Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the “Lakeshow;” you can say he knows their strengths and weaknesses.

Klay Thompson took a friendly shot at his father and the “Showtime” Lakers during the postgame press conference to Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals, saying “we [are] better than the ‘Showtime’ Lakers,” with a laugh.



In an interview with USA Today Sports, Mychal Thompson admits he agrees with his son. He also gave out to reasons why the 73-9 Golden State Warriors would defeat Magic Johnson’s flashy Los Angeles Lakers.

“Two things make me think they would beat us. Their defense — their team defense — is as good as ours was. They really play great team defense,”

Thompson told USA Today Sports. Number two is obvious…

“And number two; three-point shooting. We shot eight a game, they shoot eight a quarter,” he said. “If we played them, they would outscore us 50-16 in threes. So do the math from there.”

If only time traveling was a thing. A matchup between two of the greatest teams of different eras would certainly draw a prodigious crowd and shut up thousands of doubters.



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