Steph Curry had scored at least 50 points in a game six times prior to Sunday night, but unlike Klay Thompson, never once had he reached the 60-point plateau.
Thompson wasn't bitter that Curry had eclipsed his own career-high of 60 points, set in a 142-106 win over the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 5, 2016. Far from it, in fact. Shortly after the final buzzer sounded Sunday night, Thompson sent Curry a congratulatory tweet, welcoming him to the club that had long eluded him.
Curry saw Thompson's tweet and was asked about it after the game.
"I haven't talked to him yet," Curry said. "I'll call him on the way home, but I appreciated the tweet. I've been chasing to get in the club since he did it. Takes one to know one, so I appreciate it."
Curry and Thompson have been limited to digital communication ever since the latter sustained a torn Achilles just hours prior to the start of the 2020 NBA Draft in November. However, all parties involved are excited for that to change soon enough.
"We all exchanged texts and he sent us all a dope message before our first game on the East Coast last week," Curry added. "You obviously want him to be around. I think he'll hopefully be here soon and be a part of the fold and start his rehab process. He brings such a great energy to the room and we miss it, so looking forward to having him around."