Mychal Thompson Rumors
Despite the Warriors’ historic 14-0 start, there has been some concern and criticism over the play of Klay Thompson, whose scoring average is down from 21.7 points per game a year ago to 16.2 points per game this year. Don’t tell that to Mychal. “They’re not paying attention, obviously,” Thompson said “Klay is fine. He had that sore back to start the season. That hindered his play some, no doubt about that. But when he’s out there healthy, just because he’s not scoring in the 20s, it doesn’t matter. Steph is on such a roll he has to shoot the ball the way he’s shooting it now. It’s something we’ve never seen before.
“This team is all set to go on a back-to-back run,” Thompson said. “I told Klay and Draymond (Green) this. We were in the Bahamas, hanging out down there celebrating the championship. I said ‘If you guys want to go on a Showtime-like run the way Magic Johnson, Kareem and Worthy did over those eight years all the Warriors have to do is follow the three H’s: No. 1, stay healthy; stay hungry; and stay humble. If they follow those three simple guidelines, this team over the next eight years could win four or five championships, no doubt in my mind.”
The Lakers’ rebuilding process may appear uncertain. But clarity emerged on another front. The Lakers and KSPN-710AM reached an agreement that will extend their radio play-by-play partnership for two additional seasons up through 2021-22. John Ireland will continue as the Lakers’ radio play-by-play announced, while Mychal Thompson will remain as the color analyst. Lakers president and part owner Jeanie Buss made the announcement on Tuesday as a guest on KSPN-710AM. “ESPN and the ESPN brand are synonymous with excellence, and we’re proud to be affiliated with them,” Lakers Senior Vice President of Business Operations/COO Tim Harris said in a statement. “The management and employees are consummate professionals and people we enjoy working with, and we’re very pleased to extend our partnership with them.”