I’m Scott Jay Abraham, long-time fan of the Golden State Warriors. I’m here to give credit to where credit is due. Looking at the Dubs’ roster, with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Boogie Cousins, among other notable names, it’s pretty hard to stand out. But sometimes, just sometimes, Klay Thompson just does something so mind-blowing that nobody really notices anyone else in the Dubs.
Last year, Klay scores 60 points in less than 30 minutes. That’s by any standards, one of the most remarkable scoring feats from any era of basketball.
A few years ago, and this is probably my favorite record of all-time, Klay didn’t miss a single shot in the third quarter, scorching the net for a jaw-dropping, eye-popping 37 points in 12 minutes in 100 percent FG shooting.
While his defense is one of his greatest strengths (he’s a lockdown defender), his streak shooting is what fans, fellow players, sports writers, and historians will remember most. When Klay gets going, it’s like he becomes another person entirely. He still keeps his calm façade, but everything else becomes a blur. When starts hitting those shots, there’s almost nothing anyone can do to stop him.
In a team filled with great players, and even alongside perhaps the greatest shooter of all time in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson has made a name for himself by being the very definition of a streak shooter. And that’s something I, Scott Jay Abraham, respect.