Klay Thompson set the NBA record for 3-pointers in a game last night, and he did it Jackie Moon style.
Golden State Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson set an NBA record by knocking down 14 3-pointers in Monday night’s 149-124 win over the Chicago Bulls. He finished with 52 points in only 27 minutes, and he did it while wearing a headband at the end.
When asked about it after the game, the guard said he felt like Jackie Moon, the main character in Will Ferrell’s basketball movie “Semi-Pro”.
Ferrell wanted to be a sportscaster before going into comedy, and he’s done a number of sports-related movies and documentaries. Semi-Pro might not make his highlight real, but his latest special on HBO was quite enjoyable where he plays baseball for 10 different teams in one day.
Here is a headband comparison put together by SFWarriorNation.
It’s pretty similar. Thompson was wearing a headband because of a collision with Damian Jones in the third quarter. Thompson’s teammates were truly supportive of him going for the record, and that is notable considering Stephen Curry used to own the record. Thompson said that at halftime “Steph looked at the box score and said, ‘Go get it.’ And that just shows you the unselfishness that is within him.”
The Warriors have also had a marquee game from Curry (51 points against the Washington Wizards) this season. Thompson tied Chandler Parsons’ record with 10 3-pointers in the first half, and then went on to do more damage in the second. Steph said that records were meant to be broken after the game, which says he’s going to try and set this record again before the season is over. That would be absolutely fascinating if they started trading this back and forth.
Will Ferrell hasn’t responded to Thompson bringing up the headband yet, but he’ll inevitably be asked about it in the future. And maybe, just maybe, this will be the spark that starts production on “Semi-Pro 2: Electric Boogaloo” starring Jackie Moon and Klay Thompson.