Klay Thompson is one of the greatest shooters the NBA has ever seen and he continues to build on his legacy as one of the best to ever do it. Klay shoots over 40% from beyond the arc for his career and has formed the greatest shooting backcourt in NBA history alongside the greatest shooter we've ever seen in Steph Curry.
The two of them have enjoyed tremendous success together, having won 3 NBA titles and they are now back in the Finals in search of their 4th ring. They are going up against the Boston Celtics for the NBA's biggest prize and in Game 1, Klay made history by surpassing LeBron James for the second-most three-pointers made in the NBA playoffs:
"Klay Thompson (433) moves to second all-time in NBA playoff three-pointers
No. 1 on the list? Steph Curry (536)
Real splash bros 💦"
It was his second three-pointer of the night, courtesy of an assist from Jordan Poole midway through the second quarter. It is a great accomplishment for Klay and it is a testament to how well he has done in the playoffs in his career, that he's surpassed James in this short of a time period as compared to the King.
Of course, he still has some ways to go if he is to catch his 'Splash Brother' and something tells us he's not going to be able to do it. Curry continues to put on a show in these playoffs and he had 21 points, courtesy of 6 three-pointers in just the first quarter of Game 1.
We doubt Klay minds playing second fiddle to Curry here and there is no shame in being second to Steph when it comes to any three-point shooting record. There are more important things to focus on right now too, like getting the all-important win here to go up 1-0 in the Finals and the Warriors do seem to be on their way to doing just that. A win here would mean a lot to Thompson as well, after missing two years with injuries and it has the added benefit of knocking out the Celtics, as he was a Lakers fan growing up.