Klay Thompson on Copying Barcelona’s Tiki Taka Style

Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson of the defending NBA Champions says they pattern their offense on FC Barcelona’s Tiki-Taka style. Pass and move. The game is simple! Of course this tiki taka style of soccer was developed by Pep Guardiola when he managed Barcelona. And now Pep Guardiola is of course coaching Manchester City. Who are now perhaps the new kings of possession soccer.

Klay Thompson says Steve Kerr and the Warriors base their game on Barcelona’s tiki-taka style of play.

Thompson says coach Steve Kerr had a vision just to keep that thing hot. Meaning keeping the ball hot and passing it to the open man. I wonder if Xavi, Iniesta, Sergio Busquests or other Barcelona tiki taka legends could find themselves running practice sessions for NBA teams….? You know, just to kind of instill the keep the ball moving and possession game. Or, perhaps you’ll see more NBA coaches make the pilgrimage to the Camp Nou to take in a Barcelona game.

Just copy the beautiful game, right.