NBA Star Isaiah Thomas Ranks Klay Thompson Over Stephen Curry on Shocking Meteric

Published 08/07/2021, 11:56 PM EDT
Klay Thompson (11) reacts to a question as the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors practiced during an off day between Games 1 and 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The Raptors lead the series 1-0. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


Three-point shooting has changed the face of the game in recent years. There was a time only 3.1% of all shots were made from the three-point line. Now can anybody imagine today’s game without scoring from the arc? Especially when we have players like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson today, who proved how vital this can be when they used it as their trump card in winning their 2015 NBA championship. But if one had to choose who, over the years, deserves the title of best all-time three-point shooting, Isaiah Thomas knows whom he would pick.

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Does Klay Thompson take the crown?

Players and teams have got a tight hold on the importance of the three-ball. In fact, every year new records are made and their usage increases.

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But there are some individuals who will forever be known for their skills downtown. Ranging from Steph Curry and Klay, there is Reggie Miller, Larry Bird, and even Ray Allen. But if it were up to Isaiah Thomas, Klay would be his choice above any of the others.

It’s been a while since Thompson has shown his talent on the court because of injuries. But he still can’t be ruled out of this race. He and Steph are the reason that the evolution of three-point shooting came about in modern-day basketball. His 41.9% stat from downtown is not nearly as impressive as the aesthetically perfect jumpers he makes to drop buckets from that line.

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A look at the other candidates

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Klay may be excellent, but he has got some competition when it comes to taking this title home. There’s Ray Allen, whose silky smooth shots were one of a kind. Who can forget his iconic clutch three that he made while playing the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals?

Miller wasn’t any different from Allen. His forte was to make clutch threes and which also helped label him as the best offensive player of his time. And without Larry Bird, this list would be incomplete. He won the first three-point contest and his expertise lies in making difficult and off-balanced three’s that no one else could pull off.

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson embrace after the Warriors� 104 to 99 victory over the Houston Rockets in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Finally, Klay’s biggest threat to this crown is his own teammate Steph Curry. There is no list that won’t have his name, at least in the top three of best shooters. In fact, when all is said and done, he might actually lead the way in three-point shooting. But can Klay do it instead?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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