Even if you're not an NBA fan, you've probably heard about 'The Splash Brothers' thousands of times by now. But, why are Steph Curry and Klay Thompson called that way?

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the marquee names in the NBA. They're both sons of former NBA players, yet neither of them was a highly-ranked recruit.

Curry and Thompson both took the world by storm in their college basketball days. They proved that they could be as good or even better than their folks and earned the right to be a lottery pick in the NBA Draft.

Fast-forward to today, and the duo of All-Stars continue to dominate the world of basketball. But now, they're no longer one or the other; they're a unit.

Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire were two of the biggest names in baseball during the late 80s and early 90s. They were teammates at the Oakland Athletics, another team from the Bay Area.

Both were dominant sluggers from the Steroids Era and were known for their power and ability to hit homers. So, the press started to refer to them as 'The Bash Brothers'. That name stood up to this day.

So, following an impressive shooting performance from Curry and Thompson back in 2012, Warriors beat writer Brian Witt came up with the hashtag #SplashBrothers.

On the other, Thompson has one of the most prolific shooting forms in the history of the league. From a purist's standpoint, he may have the best form ever.

Both have won the NBA's 3-Point Shooting Contest, but Curry is a slightly more efficient shooter (42.8% to Thompson's 41.7%). Also, Steph averages more attempts and makes