Klay Thompson's dad Mychal Thompson seems a very hard man to impress, even on a night when his son set an enviable NBA record.
The Golden State Warriors star sank 14 3-pointers against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, breaking the previous record of 13 set by teammate Steph Curry in 2016, And he will hope his milestone remains untouched for a bit longer, with Steph likely already gunning to reclaim the top spot.
Thompson attempted 24 threes on the night and that he managed to make 14 is remarkable. Yet Mychal seems to think his son could have done much better.
According to ESPNLA's John Ireland, Klay's dad wasn't immediately aware of the guard's record-setting performance but implied that he should have made more threes after attempting 24.
"14 of 24 from 3? Is that good?" he was quoted as saying. "I would have thought somebody as good as Klay could make at least 18 if he took 24 shots."
Of course, this was said in jest. But who knows? It could prompt the player to break his own record the next time he plays.
Mychal's response to hearing that Klay broke the all-time record for 3's in a game:— John Ireland (@LAIreland) October 30, 2018
"14 of 24 from 3? Is that good? I would have thought somebody as good as Klay could make at least 18 if he took 24 shots."
Once a Dad, always a Dad.
Thompson had been in a bad shooting slump prior to his wild night against the Bulls that saw him set another record as he became the first player to score 52 points in less than 30 minutes.
The Dubs superstar only needed 27 minutes to get his work done and was pulled from the game midway through the third quarter, never to return as his side dispatched Chicago with a 149-124 result.
Thompson's performance also helped the Warriors to a whopping 92 first-half points. The only team to have scored more are the Phoenix Suns, who scored 107 points in the first half en route to a 173-143 win over the Denver Nuggets back in 1990.