Klay Thompson is off to the slowest start of his career, at least when it comes to what he’s best known for: Shooting. 37 games into the season, the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter is making just 34.2% of his threes; for reference, his lowest in any season came in 2012-13, when he still made a whopping 40.1% of his triples.
Despite hoisting 7.4 triples a game, the four-time All-Star has failed to make a single three in six different games, and made only one deep ball in nine contests. It’s not what we’re used to seeing.
But the always hilarious and famously relaxed Splash Brother has maintained all along that he’s not worried, and on Saturday night he had some fun with the slump that he hopes is in the past.
Thompson knocked down four triples in just five attempts during the Warriors victory against the Portland Trail Blazers, and led Golden State with a highly-efficient 32 points. And after one of those treys he stopped and looked at his shooting hand lovingly and said, “I missed you.”
Klay tells his right hand "I missed you" after draining a 3 pic.twitter.com/j9UBktbxyy— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) December 30, 2018
Thompson has been making us smile and laugh nonstop since being drafted in 2011, but that is, without a doubt, one of his greatest moments.
In typical Thompson fashion, Klay addressed the viral moment post-game, saying, “The internet is a volatile place . . . mass information is crazy. I try to read books.”
Klay Thompson on his ‘I miss you’ message to his hand going crazy online: “The Internet is a volatile place. I don’t try to be on there too much...Mass information is crazy. I try to read books.” pic.twitter.com/DkW1LpYePA— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 30, 2018
Oh, Klay. Never change. Please, never change.