Draymond laments Klay being omitted from NBA 75 team


Steph Curry was included among the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team celebrating the league's greatest players of all time, but the two guys who helped him bring three championships to the Bay Area were not.

Draymond Green told reporters he was more disappointed that Klay Thompson did not crack the list than he was by his own omission from the final group.

"I'm more frustrated for Klay than I am for myself, there is not many people that can do what Klay does on the basketball court and with his resume," Draymond told reporters after the Warriors' 115-113 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. "It's hard to leave him off a team like that, for myself I'll just keep building my resume, and hopefully in 25 years, I'll be on the top 100. In the meantime, I'll just keep trying to build a great resume and hopefully that leads to the Hall of Fame."

Thompson took to social media shortly after Curry and the rest of the final group of 25 was revealed, expressing his displeasure on Instagram.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr believes both Thompson and Green should have joined Curry among the selected players.

"Just looking at the list and then thinking about the history of the NBA, how do you differentiate?" Kerr said in response to a question by The Athletic's Anthony Slater. "I looked at it. Seems like 50 or 60 guys who are kind of automatic and then you just pick one and you can't go wrong or you can't be right, depending on how you look at it.

"I definitely think both guys are top 75, just based on winning and two-way basketball and everything that really matters, that matter more than statistics and anything related to numbers. What matters is if you're winning championships, then that's what counts. So I would have hoped and thought both guys would be on there."

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If Thompson and Green can help bring another title to the Bay Area, it will be increasingly more difficult to keep them off the list of the NBA's most successful players.

For now, the Warriors' focus shifts to a matchup against the Kings in Sacramento on Sunday. Golden State will have a chance to secure a 3-0 start to the season for the first time since 2015-16.

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