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After 42pt Bomb on Rockets, Klay Thompson Hints Next Target Is Michael Jordan Status: “I’m Just Saying…”

Published 02/26/2023, 9:10 AM EST

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Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan has inspired millions of fans all around the world and continues to do so. Through his outstanding skills and persona, the 6x NBA champion garnered massive attention from international fans and arguably popularized the NBA all around the world. His incredible career serves as the ultimate goal for several superstar athletes who aims to excel in their respective fields. Similarly, Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has also sought out His Airness as a source of inspiration to move further in his career.

The Golden State Warriors’ superstar athlete Stephen Curry is currently out due to health issues. Steph suffered from an injury in his left leg due to which he had to miss the 2023 All-Star game as well. In his absence, Curry’s splash brother Klay Thompson is seemingly doing well, especially in the Warriors’ recent game against the Houston Rockets.

Klay Thompson draws inspiration from Michael Jordan


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The Golden State Warriors are currently at No. 7 seed in the Western Conference having won 30 games out of the 60 played so far. After giving a stellar performance at the game vs Houston Rockets, Klay Thompson spilled the beans on his career plans during the post-game media interview. According to Taylor Wirth of NBC Sports, the 5x NBA All-Star apparently had a conversation with head coach Steve Kerr and assistant coach Bruce Fraser on how to further improve his game.

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He said, “And Steve was just telling me how my game needs to evolve as I get older. He used Michael Jordan as an example of how when he got into his mid-30s he came such an incredible low post player. Not saying I’m Mike or anything, I’m just saying I can evolve in other areas.”


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Currently averaging 21.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists, Thompson is undoubtedly one of the best guards in the league. Therefore, his decision to ‘evolve’ in his game by setting Jordan as an example is certainly something to look forward to.

Thompson drops 42 points on the Rockets

Klay Thompson’s performance during the Warriors vs Rockets game ended up becoming the highlight of the night. The Washington State alumna led his team to a 116-101 victory by scoring 42 points and seven rebounds in Friday night’s game. Thompson shot 12 three-pointers and made six successful shots from the free-throw line.


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Following his jaw-dropping performance, Thompson became the first player in the league’s history to shoot 12 three-pointers in a single season.



Siyari Debbarma

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Siyari Debbarma is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering and previously interned at the Y-East Organization as a content writer. Siyari has played quite a bit of basketball throughout her school years, and started following the NBA last year.

Edited By: Aayush Kapoor