Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have played integral roles in the Golden State Warriors' success, but some have questioned their toughness. Former Cleveland Cavaliers guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, however, do not think the star duo are soft.
Shumpert and Smith faced the Warriors' backcourt duo several times during their years with the Cleveland Cavaliers. As a result, they have a good understanding of how Curry and Thompson approach the game.
During a segment on his podcast, Shumpert spoke about what it was like facing the Warriors duo.
"If you go back and look, we could talk as much sh*t as we want. Like Steph and Klay ain't no b***h."
His former teammate J.R. Smith also gave his opinion.
"Nah, they ain't no b***h. That's the funny thing. Cuz everybody be like, man, look at little light skin boys. They all soft a**es. No, motherf**kers ain't soft. They work hard, they play hard, they work hard. Them motherf**kers go."
He also pointed out that instead of fishing for fouls, they embraced the physicality of the sport.
"They stop flopping and they start smacking our hand off. Straight up. I was like, oh you really? Bro when that shit, I seen them motherf**kers go I'm like man, Oh you one of them? I had respect. It was, it was like that war that we had with them."
Iman Shumpert "loves" Steph Curry and Klay Thompson
Given their intense rivalry, it would not have been surprising if Iman Shumpert had some dislike towards Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. However, that's not the case. Instead, Shumpert said he admired the two.
"I love him. I love that guy. Steph too, man. Steph was talking shit, man. Call me a b***h and everything bro. That's cool bro. I'm glad you got that in you. I'm serious man. Cuz you could have just let me do it."
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