Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson had a very strange game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
The sharpshooter, who set an NBA record for three-pointers made in a single game this season with 14, recorded four dunks during the 142-111 blowout win over Denver, scoring eight of his 31 points by stuffing the rim.
Doesn't sound like that huge of a feat, does it? But for a player like Klay, it kinda is. It was actually a career-high.
Klay Thompson lives for dunks 💪 pic.twitter.com/d2MiSCpjw2— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 16, 2019
The three-time champion was so excited about his new dunk tally, he actually started celebrating before even leaving the floor for his last one. He couldn't wait to get past his media duties before texting former teammate Zaza Pachulia about it either.
The players have an ongoing dunk competition that dates back several seasons. And after being informed of his 11-1 advantage by a reporter following the win, he texted his Zaza right away.
"You have one dunk. I have 11 this year. Pay me," he recited his message out loud.
Thompson went on to say that his four dunks felt better than hitting 10 triples.
"Man, it felt great," he said, per NBC Sports. "I don't think I've ever done that - haven't done it since high school, and even in high school I was probably leaking out, cherry picking. That was nice, man. It felt better than hitting 10 threes, to be honest."
Klay was way too excited talking about his 4 dunks 😂 pic.twitter.com/GSOCoD5CMk— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 16, 2019
What This Means
Warriors fans will hope that Thompson goes back to his three-loving self soon. They are more valuable than dunks, after all.
The player seemed quite pumped after dropping four in a single game and has a nice advantage on his ex-teammate. But the battle should be well and truly on now as Zaza will definitely try to even scores as soon as he can.