Amid Sensational Triple-Threats, Klay Thompson Sweeps ‘WNBA’s Stephen Curry’ Crown Under His Name

Published 10/07/2023, 9:11 AM EDT

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In the world of basketball, where every player’s unique style adds a layer of excitement to the game, recent discussions have drawn attention to a fascinating comparison between two exceptional athletes. One is Klay Thompson, an NBA superstar renowned for his remarkable three-point shooting and defensive prowess, and the other is a rising star in the WNBA.

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In a recent interview, Klay Thompson revealed the WNBA player whose playing style resembles his own.

Thompson thinks a WNBA star’s game style resembles his own

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The media calls Sabrina Ionescu ‘the Stephen Curry of the WNBA’ because of her impressive shooting skills. This nickname came from her recent 3-point shooting contest, where she missed just two shots, proving she’s a top-notch shooter in the league. But in a recent turn of events, NBA superstar Klay Thompson thinks Sabrina’s game resembles his own.

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Known for his amazing three-point shots, great defense and staying calm under pressure, Klay Thompson is one of the key players in the Warriors’ championship-winning dynasty. His basketball IQ and his work ethic have made him one of the most respected players in the league.

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During a recent interview, Thompson was asked to identify a player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) whose playing style resembles his own. In his response, Thompson said, “I would say Sabrina, but she does much more than I do. She is a triple-double threat every night.”

Thompson’s comparison of Ionescu highlights the impact she has made in the basketball world. Thompson’s acknowledgment of Ionescu’s versatility and ability to consistently threaten a triple-double showcases the admiration he holds for her multifaceted skill set.

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With Thompson drawing comparisons to her game, Ionescu’s remarkable journey in basketball is gaining even more attention.

The triple-threat player leads the New York Liberty to the WNBA Finals

Sabrina Ionescu represents the New York Liberty as a point guard. During her college career, she became the first NCAA player to record 2,000+ points, 1,000+ assists and 1,000+ rebounds. Currently, she averages 17 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in the WNBA.

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Watch This Story- After First Game Slipup, Can Sabrina Ionescu and Breanna Stewart Lead the New York Liberty for an Inspiring Comeback?

As a key player of the Liberty, Ionescu has helped her team reach the WNBA Finals this season after beating the Sun and are all set to play against the defending champions Las Vegas Aces. With two of the top teams in the league about to face off in the best-of-five series championship Finals on October 8th, fans are eagerly waiting for the outcome.

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Ojus Verma

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Ojus is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a foundation in economics and a 12-year experience in playing basketball, he seamlessly combines academic knowledge with genuine enthusiasm for the game. He is spellbound as much by the intricacies of the game as he is by the legacies left by NBA legends such as Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal.
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