Klay Thompson’s 37-point quarter vs. Kings is ‘the most bizarre thing’ Marreese Speights has seen
Back in 2015, Golden State Warriors superstar shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 37 points in one quarter against the Sacramento Kings, and it’s a night former Dubs big man Marreese Speights won’t ever forget.
Speights was on the bench for all 12 minutes of Thompson’s eruption. He recently told Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann of NBC Sports Bay Area that Thompson’s outing is “the most bizarre thing” he has ever seen.
“The biggest thing I always told people was, ‘Yo. He didn’t score the first couple minutes. He scored with nine something on the clock.’ Everybody say, ‘For real?’ I say, ‘Yeah, yeah,'” Mareese Speights recalled of Klay Thompson’s Warriors moment.
“That’s how basketball (fans) are. They see certain things but they don’t pay attention to the details. And the details are, that man scored all those points in nine minutes and 45 seconds. That’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen. The most bizarre thing I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life.”
When Thompson gets hot for the Warriors, look out. The game usually tends to go in the Dubs’ favor once Klay gets it rolling.
Warriors and basketball fans as a whole missed watching Thompson play this season. The All-Star shooting guard, who is rehabbing his ACL tear, didn’t play a single game before play was suspended.
Since getting drafted by the Dubs, Thompson has established himself as one of the best shooters in NBA history. He’d probably be considered the best if it wasn’t for his teammate Stephen Curry.
Thompson has career averages of 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He’s a five-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion with the Warriors.