Superstar Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson — the versatile defensive stopper who can also go for 50 — knows a basketball bulldog when he sees one. And while some fans give all the credit for the Raptors emergence to the quiet by-example leadership style of Kawhi Leonard, Thompson knows better.
Asked earlier this season what was so special about the new-issue Raptors, Thompson shouted out Leonard (“playing at an MVP level”) — and the overall length of the Raptors — before hitting on point guard Kyle Lowry. And especially on Lowry’s leadership, which is often overlooked when fans evaluate the Raptors.
Thompson on Lowry: “Kyle Lowry is a great leader as well as he’s… he’s a bulldog out there.” The NBA Finals will feature Thompson and Lowry head to head.