Steve Kerr thinks Stephen Curry is glad Klay Thompson raised the bar with 3-point feat
In case you haven’t heard it yet, Klay Thompson set the record for most three-pointers made in a game by draining 14 threes in the Golden State Warriors’ 25-point romping of the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. The sweet-shooting Thompson broke the record at the expense of his backcourt mate Stephen Curry, who previously held the record with 13.
Despite Thompson knocking off his record, no one was happier for the man than Curry himself. Head coach Steve Kerr guested on The Damon Bruce Show and suggested that while Curry is ecstatic for Thompson’s historic feat, the two-time MVP is also excited with the fact the it was his fellow Splash Brother who raised the bar even further.
"I think part of it too is Steph's happy that the bar is raised because he's gonna go and get 15." –– Steve Kerr on Klay breaking Steph's record.
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Kerr also gave a bold prediction that Steph might just gun for 15 at some point this season.
Seriously though, this really shouldn’t surprise anyone anymore. Steph and Klay are arguably the greatest shooters to ever play the game. There’s no debating that they are already the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the NBA.
What makes the Warriors so special is that they genuinely want every individual on their team to succeed. Curry demonstrated this as he set his ego aside and was visibly ecstatic for Thompson’s big night. In fact, he was the one one egging on Klay to go for the record.
However, Curry and Thompson are also ultra competitive individuals. While they probably do feel genuinely happy for each other’s accomplishments, you just know there’s a part of them that uses this as added fuel and motivation to one-up the other. This just makes them even more dangerous.
At this point, the Warriors aren’t even competing with the rest of the league anymore. The real competition is within themselves.