"He flairs his arm around so you know you might catch a random elbow or something that doesn't, you know, rub off too well on guys," Thompson said. "He's kind of like a bull in a china shop, kind of out of control sometimes. And then you do just see him flop sometimes like how can a guy that big and strong flop that much."
So, yeah, this series will be chippy, fast paced and a total whirlwind. This is a fun, star-studded series even without the animosity. Stephen Curry is a human heartbreaker and Chris Paul has been the league's best point guard for a half decade. The Warriors not having Andrew Bogut is a bummer, but this is still a must-watch series.
Game 1 tips off on Saturday. This is how you can watch it.
TV Schedule: ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET
Announcing crew: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Lisa Salters
Radio: ESPN Radio
Local: KNBR 680 AM, KFBW 980AM/KWKW 1330
Drinking game: Take a drink every time Van Gundy vehemnetly defends his good buddy and coach-on-the-ropes Mark Jackson.