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Klay Thompson praised by Eli Manning

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors will open their 2023-24 NBA season on Tuesday when they host the Phoenix Suns. Thompson is one of the NBA’s greatest scorers, and his talent was recently praised by two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

When Thompson appeared on the “Manning Podcast” as a guest of Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, Thompson was stunned when the younger Manning told Thompson that he was one of the greatest scorers in the NBA.

Klay Thompson praised by Eli Manning

“Wow,” Thompson said, applauding the two-time Super Bowl MVP’s comment.

Manning’s praise wasn’t an exaggeration. Thompson scored 60 points in just 29 minutes and could have broken the 80-point mark if Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had given him regular playing time.

Thompson also holds the record for most points scored in a quarter, having scored 37 in a January 2015 game against the Sacramento Kings. He broke the previous record of 33 points in a quarter held by Carmelo Anthony and George Gervin.

Thompson’s deadly shooting was also on full display last season. He led the NBA with 731 three-point attempts and 301 made threes.

As a soccer player, Thompson may not be able to follow in the footsteps of the Manning family, but he has built an illustrious basketball career. Eli Manning made sure Thompson got his flowers on “The Manning Spin.”

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