Klay Thompson made history on Thursday night as the Golden State Warriors took on the Sacramento Kings at the Chase Center. Thompson caught fire in the first half as he drained no less than six triples in the first 24 minutes of action. In the process, the Dubs shooting guard surpassed the late, great Kobe Bryant on the all-time three-pointers list.
Thompson has now bumped the Los Angeles Lakers icon off the Top 20 list for most three-pointers in NBA history (h/t Warriors on Twitter):
With his sixth trey tonight, @KlayThompson has passed Kobe Bryant for 20th on the NBA's all-time threes list ☔️ pic.twitter.com/f6B18eUQyr
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 4, 2022
Thompson’s sixth three-pointer on Thursday marked the 1,826th trey in his career. Amazingly, the Warriors star needed just 626 games to reach this mark as opposed to Kobe’s 1,346 games played. Klay just surpassed Bryant’s career three-pointers mark in less than half of Kobe’s total games. Wow.
Klay hasn’t exactly been lighting it up this season just yet but he looked like his old self on Thursday against the Kings. It is clear that Thompson hasn’t lost his shooting touch as he looks to climb the all-time three-pointers list in the near future.
For what it’s worth, though, Thompson is still miles away from the very top of this particular list. That spot is owned by none other than his Splash Brother, Stephen Curry, who currently has 3,057 career treys — and counting.