In the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings back in January, Klay Thompson scored a NBA-record 37 points. He went on to finish the night with 52 total points. As they would say in the video game NBA Jam, he was "on fire". The basket must have looked like the San Francisco Bay for Thompson, as he went 13-for-13 from the field and hit nine three pointers in that third quarter alone. This performance solidified the argument that Thompson is one of the best shooting guards in the game. Because of this performance, which had Cougar fans far and wide smiling ear-to-ear, Thompson had been nominated for the "Best Record-Breaking Performance" Award, which will be presented at the ESPY's on July 15.
This shot chart don't want no scrubs. @KlayThompson pic.twitter.com/3b26d28NHM— Max Long (@MaxwellLong) January 24, 2015
I've never been a fan of the ESPY's, which is strange considering how big of a sports fan I am. I'd rather watch three hours of the Grammy Awards or the Oscars instead of watching any type of sports award show. But it would be cool to see Klay take this award home, and he'll need your votes to do so.
The other three finalists? Peyton Manning for his 509th touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers, Devin Hester's 20th punt return touchdown, and Oklahoma Sooners Lauren Chamberlain's 91st career home run. All three of their performances were career records, whereas Thompson's 37 points came in one QUARTER of a basketball game.
Vote Klay for "Best Record-Breaking Performance" and watch the ESPY's on July 15 to see if he wins.
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