The Warriors’ own Klay Thompson competed in the NBA Three-Point Contest on Saturday Night. The Warriors’ more famous sharpshooter, Stephen Curry, won the event in 2015, and has since “retired” from the competition.
Apparently, Klay Thompson did not practice for the shootout. But he won the event in 2016, and had the highest three-point percentage of all the participants for the season.
Klay Thompson will participate in the Three-Point Contest for the 4th-straight time, marking the 6th-straight year that the Warriors have had at least one player in the event. It marks the 10th time the Warriors have been represented in the contest, which began in 1986. pic.twitter.com/g7uFkaFyF8— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 18, 2018
In the first round, Klay took his sweet time, nailing his last shot right before the buzzer. His score of 19 was tied for the highest: he advanced to the finals along with Devin Booker and Tobias Harris.
Unfortunately, Klay fell short in the final round. He scored 25 points, but Devin Booker’s record-high 28 edged him out. He finished as the runner-up.
Klay said he is unsure whether he’ll do the shootout again next year. Regardless of whether or not he does, he’s certainly proved the world that he’s one of the greatest shooters of all time.