Klay Thompson Learned a Lot About One Thing by Watching Steph Curry

Steph Curry is the best shooter on the planet and he's the best shooter of all-time (this is a scientific fact and it's not up for debate).

Klay Thompson -- despite his current slump -- is one of the best shooters in the history of basketball. Fortunately for the Warriors, they play on the same team.

This is the Splash Brothers' eighth season together, and over the years they have talked extensively about how they constantly motivate each other by working tirelessly on their craft.

In early October, Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer sat down with Klay to watch some video of the four-time All-Star working off the ball and using screens to get open. The feature story was published on Monday, and we learned that Klay has learned one thing in particular from the two-time MVP.

"I learned a lot about (stopping on a dime) from watching Steph," Klay shared. "He doesn't use as much energy by using these shifty moves to get his man off."

Translation -- Klay works extremely hard on being efficient with his footwork and technique.

Basketball players look at a lot of film during the season and during the summer. So it makes perfect sense that Klay would try to incorporate some of Curry's tricks into his own game.

Additionally, we have repeatedly heard Steve Kerr call Klay a "machine" because he never gets tired. That isn't something that just happens by chance.

"It's all strength, balance, and body control," Klay told The Ringer. "Early in my career, I would shoot and sway right to left because my core wasn't as strong. I learned how to train my legs and core a lot better because you've gotta stay solid in your balance.

"Conditioning is so big for shooting."

Through seven games this season, Klay is 5-for-36 (13.9 percent) from 3-point territory. Despite the slow start, it's extremely safe to assume that he is still an incredible shooter and they will start falling in bunches sooner rather than later...

... we think.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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