Klay Thompson Surpasses LeBron James in NBA All-Time 3-Pointers List

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has moved up to No. 7 on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list, surpassing Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
‣ Thompson now has 2,348 career 3s, while James has 2,347 across his 21-year career. Thompson is also fourth in the league in 3-pointers this season with 135.
‣ The game was Golden State’s first after the death of assistant coach Dejan Milojevic. An emotional pregame ceremony was held in his honor.

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Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors guard, climbed a notch higher in the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list. He went from No. 8 to No. 7, surpassing Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James. This happened during the Warriors’ 134-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

At 33, Thompson needed just four 3-pointers to level with the four-time MVP, and a fifth to overtake him. He ended up shooting 8-of-18 (44.4%) from the floor and 5-of-10 (50%) from the 3-point range against Atlanta.

The five-time All-Star now boasts 2,348 career 3s. This surpasses James’ 2,347, amassed over his 21-year career. In addition to this feat, Thompson also scored 24 points, two rebounds, three assists, and one block in 31 minutes of play.

A tweet by @SplashBrosMuse confirmed Thompson’s new position on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers list. The tweet highlighted that Thompson achieved this in 756 games, compared to James’ 1461 games.

However, Thompson and James still trail six other NBA players in career 3-pointers. These include Stephen Curry (3,562), Ray Allen (2,973), James Harden (2,856), Reggie Miller (2,560), Damian Lillard (2,510), and Kyle Korver (2,450).

So far, Thompson has started 40 games this season, averaging 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 30.5 minutes per game. The California native is shooting 42.5% from the field, 38.9% beyond the arc, and a career-best 90.6% at the foul line.

Thompson is also fourth in the league in 3-pointers this season with 135. He sits behind Curry (172), Luka Doncic (143), and Paul George (142). To surpass Kyle Korver for the sixth all-time, Thompson needs 103 3-pointers.

This game marked Golden State’s first since the passing of assistant coach Dejan Milojevic last week. Milojevic suffered a heart attack at a team dinner in Salt Lake City and died the following day.

An emotional pregame ceremony was held at Chase Center in honor of Milojevic. Both teams stood in solidarity near their benches, listening to the Serbian national anthem. Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged the emotional atmosphere, noting that many players were in tears as the game began.

Jonathan Kuminga, another Warrior, made all 11 of his shot attempts and finished with 25 points. This tied him with Hall of Famer Chris Mullin for the franchise record for most shots made without a miss.

“It’s been a tough week,” Kuminga admitted. He emphasized the team’s determination to regroup, enjoy the game, and honor Milojevic’s memory.

The game also marked the 400th regular-season victory for Curry, Thompson, and Draymond Green as a trio. “That’s very special,” Thompson commented, expressing his gratitude for playing alongside Curry and Green.

James Shotwell
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