Klay Thompson calls himself and Stephen Curry the best-shooting backcourt

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Then-Warriors coach Mark Jackson called Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson the best-shooting backcourt of all-time.

Curry isn’t ready to label himself the best individual shooter ever, but Thompson isn’t shy when asked about the Splash Brothers being the best-shooting backcourt.

Thompson, via Sina (hat tip: Ananth Pandian of CBSSports.com)

I agree. I think so.

Steph is one of the best to ever play. I think I’m right there by him. We both led the NBA in 3s, we were No. 1 and 2. I don’t know if that has ever happened on the same team.

So, I think we’re the best shooting backcourt, maybe of all-time.

We still got a lot to prove, and I still think we are just scratching the surface of what we can be.

The questioner is unclear whether she’s referring to the present or all-time, but Thompson surely knows how Jackson’s statement influenced the terms of the conversation.

The Splash Brothers are definitely the best-shooting backcourt in the NBA right now.

I’d take them all-time, too. When Jackson made his assessment, I still gave the edge to the underrated Steve Nash-Quentin Richardson tandem. But in the two years since, Curry and Thompson have proven their shooting prowess.