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Warriors duo snubbed in latest rankings

The Golden State Warriors duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have been one of the most dominant tandems in the NBA for over a decade. With four NBA championships to their name, Curry and Thompson should be on everybody’s list of the league’s dominant duos.

However, in a recent article by Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz, he ranked the best two-man partnerships in the NBA. Curry and Thompson didn’t even earn themselves an honorable mention. Perhaps it’s because Curry spent two seasons without Thompson while he recovered from injury, or maybe it’s that the two guards are in their mid-30’s and no longer seen as the force they once were.

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Yet, Curry and Thompson are one season removed from their latest championship and head into the new season among the favorites to make a run to the NBA Finals.

Here’s a look at which duo’s made it into Swartz’s top five for Bleacher Report.

1. Kevin Durant and Devin Booker

May 11, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona; Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant (35) and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) slap hands during the first half of game six of the 2023 NBA playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at Footprint Center. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo & Jrue Holiday

Feb 14, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21), forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and head coach Mike Budenholzer will represent the Bucks at the NBA All-Star game at Fiserv Forum. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

3. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray

June 4, 2023; Denver, Colorado; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and guard Jamal Murray (27) react in the second quarter against the Miami Heat in game two of the 2023 NBA Finals at Ball Arena. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

4. LeBron James and Anthony Davis

May 20, 2023; Los Angeles, California; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) and forward Anthony Davis (3) react in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets during game three of the Western Conference Finals for the 2023 NBA playoffs at Arena. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

5. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving

March 24, 2023; Dallas, Texas; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates with Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Center. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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