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Klay Thompson channels Jackie Moon en route to NBA's 3-point record

Klay Thompson channels Jackie Moon en route to NBA's 3-point record

Klay Thompson showed off a new look en route to an NBA-record 14 3-pointers and 52 total points on Monday in a blowout win over the Chicago Bulls. 

Thompson wore a headband for a good chunk of his record-setting night, and credited a Will Ferrell character as his inspiration.

"I looked like Jackie Moon out there, so I was feeling good," Thompson joked with reporters after the game. "He's one of my favorite characters in all of sports movies, so that's probably why I broke the record."

Jackie Moon, of course, was the main character in "Semi-Pro," Will Ferrell's 2008 comedy about an ABA franchise trying to make the jump to the NBA. But there were also practical reasons Thompson donned a headband down the stretch in the Windy City.

Thompson told reporters he and teammate Damian Jones collided like "a couple of idiots," and he had to get two stitches in his head as a result. He told reporters after the game he just wanted to get back on the court, and wearing a band-aid under a headband allowed him to do that. 

"I wasn't gonna let that stop me from attempting this record," Thompson said.

Perhaps the only thing that could have stopped Thompson Monday night was a halftime, bear-wrestling promotion. 

Colin Cowherd offers wild LeBron James-Kevin Durant Warriors comparison

Colin Cowherd offers wild LeBron James-Kevin Durant Warriors comparison

We're in that four-week period where it's a complete dead zone for all things NBA.

Free agency has wrapped up, stars are bailing on Team USA training camp, Steph Curry is busying stomping on internet trolls and perfecting his long-iron game on the golf course. So, what is there to talk about in the NBA world on July 22?

Have no fear, basketball fans, Colin Cowherd is here.

The popular FOX Sports radio host has been known to rip off an odd take and quirky comparison from time to time, and July is the prime time to unleash those.

When discussing the similarities and differences between LeBron James and Kevin Durant, Cowherd pointed to KD's exit from the Warriors as a prime example of how the two stars differ.

Confused? Me too.

According to Cowherd, had James been a member of the Warriors alongside Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, he would not have decided to leave because he has "too great of a sense of himself and too great a sense of history in the league" to leave the Warriors while Curry, Thompson and Green still are in their primes.

I mean, that's just like your opinion, man.

Durant leaving the Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets was an odd decision but one that wasn't all that surprising. After winning two NBA titles with the Warriors, the superstar reportedly wasn't as happy as the Dubs thought he would be. There were constant whispers about Durant's insecurity with the Warriors being Curry's team and not both of theirs. So the departure honestly was expected.

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As for the comparison with James, if we've learned anything about the three-time NBA champion, it's that he -- like Durant -- will do whatever he wants to do when it comes to his career.

How NFL executive compares Tom Brady to Steph Curry for this similarity

How NFL executive compares Tom Brady to Steph Curry for this similarity

Steph Curry and Tom Brady have each won multiple championships and multiple MVP awards.

Steph Curry and Tom Brady both have deals with Under Armour.

Steph Curry and Tom Brady starred in their own docu-series on Facebook Watch (Stephen vs the Game, Tom vs Time).

And Steph Curry and Tom Brady are similar in a very specific way, as one NFL executive told Mike Sando of The Athletic:

“You can try to find something. Brady is like Steph Curry. The first quarter might look like crap, but you’d better have a big lead because when it comes to nut-cutting time, he is going to make it happen.”

Translation: They are terrifying to the opposition and you can't ever count them out.

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Curry has been doubted his entire life and loves when people say he can't do something. Nobody thought he would change the game of basketball forever.

Brady entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick and nothing was guaranteed. Nobody thought he would become the greatest quarterback ever.

Sports are cool.

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