When it comes to highest moments in his career, Klay Thompson has a particular one in mind.
In Andre Iguodala’s upcoming book “The Sixth Man,” Iguodala shared a previously untold Klay story that is sure to become pretty popular with Warriors fans. The Warriors, as Iguodala tells it, were going around discussing moments in a game where they felt highest. When it was Klay’s turn to share, he chose an interesting moment, per Time Magazine.
“When Klay’s turn came, we all assumed he was going to say that his highest moment was the day he scored 37 points in a quarter against Sacramento,” Iguodala writes. “I mean, that was an NBA record! But he didn’t. Instead he said, ‘My best moment was one night I caught a pass and I was like fifty feet from the basket and I was about to shoot it. And all of a sudden, I hear Andre being like, ‘What the f–k, Klay? You’re fifty feet out.’ And I thought about it for a second and shot it anyway. It went in, and I was like, ‘Yeah, Andre, f–k you.’ We all had a good laugh about that. I was like, ‘Wow, really dog? That was your best moment?’”
It’s interesting that Klay chose this random moment as his best when he has so many on his resume that he could’ve chose from. I think many would argue his unbelievable play during the season-saving Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2016 Western Conference finals may be a better choice, as it help create the “Game 6 Klay” narrative that he has today.
Here’s hoping that Klay can recover quickly and fully from his torn ACL and can get back to making 50 foot shots again.
Flip the page for Klay making free throws in Game 6 on a torn ACL.