Klay Thompson won’t be returning to the hardwood until late in the regular season. With so much time in his hands, the Golden State Warriors guard tried his hand on commentary during the game between the Warriors and the Chicago Bulls. During his stint at the sidelines as a commentator, Klay got to talk about how the Warriors have been performing during the season. Fortunately for him, the Dubs managed to get a win over the hapless Chicago Bulls. He eventually got to talking about Zach LaVine and how he almost managed to beat his three-point record during his heroic performance against the Charlotte Hornets.
The casting team asked the guard about his thoughts on LaVine’s historic night, and he unsurprisingly made fans laugh with his answer.
"I was like c'mon Zach, don't do that. It hasn't even been a year man. C'mon."
—@KlayThompson in the booth commenting on Zach LaVine almost breaking his 3-pointer record 😂 pic.twitter.com/sEVaUMWfPV
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 28, 2019
It’s been a wonderful season for LaVine so far in spite of the Bulls’ collective ineffectiveness. Through 19 games, he’s averaged 21.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.9 assists. He’s easily the reason why the Bulls aren’t collecting losses at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
While Klay was clowning about LaVine’s attempt to break his record, he himself knows how difficult it is to make a high number of three-point attempts.
This is what Klay had to say about the game where he made 14 three-point shots:
“That’s what I do this for is those moments that you share with your teammates,” Thompson said, per CBC Sports. “That’s why we play basketball. It’s a collective effort. And I don’t know if I would be able to break these records I have gotten in my past like tonight without the system I play in or the team I play with, the guys I play with.”
He’s probably itching to get back on court now, but he must focus on fully recovering before entertaining those thoughts in his head.