Golden State Warriors is now the best team of all time in the NBA considering the Win-Loss record (73-9) they have logged for the 2015-16 NBA season.
For many especially who are not a true GSW fan, they will only give credit or can only recognize Stephen Curry as the Warriors main-man but for the real GSW fan, there’s another player that can also throw 3-point bombs who is also the other half of Golden State Warriors’ “Splash Brothers”.
His name is Klay Thompson and he’s our featured player for today’s post and here are the top 5 interesting facts for the player who wear the jersey number 11.
1. Drafted at Pick 11
Klay Thompson entered the league via Golden State Warriors draft rights to pick 11 in the 2011 NBA Draft. This is the same batch the brought us Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker and Kawhi Leonard.
2. The Son of A Basketball Living Legend
Klay is not just another player who can just only shoot 3s but have the talents of one of the basketball greats running in his veins.
His father is Mychal Thompson, a 1st overall pick back in 1978 and helped the Los Angeles Lakers win consecutive championship in 1987 and 1988.
3. A Member of USA Men’s Basketball
From as many as 30 players and to be cut down to 12, that is how difficult to be part of USA Dream Team.
Klay Thompson was a member of 2014 USA Men’s Basketball team that was sent to Spain and took home the gold medal.
4. Scored 37 Points In Just A Single Quarter
On January 23, 2015, the Sacramento Kings witnessed a player who is scorching hot, maybe like the Human Torch of the Fantastic 4. Thompson re-writes the NBA history books as he burned the rim with 37 points in the third quarter alone.
Along with that sizzling-hot feat, his nine three-pointers is also part of that story. He finished that game with a career high of 52-points.
5. 2016 NBA 3-Point King
Played against his teammate and the other half of “Splash Brothers”, Stephen Curry in the 2016 NBA Footlocker 3-point contest.
Curry scored 23 in the last round which is a high score and everyone seems expecting that he will be still the winner of the 3-point contest but Thompson demonstrates his long distance shooting skill and buried all the money-balls in his last rack that gave him 27 points.