Klay Thompson becomes first player to pass 500 3's in first three seasons

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Klay Thompson can shoot, man.  (USATSI)
Klay Thompson can shoot, man. (USATSI)

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Klay Thompson has put together a first. The Warriors guard became the first player to hit 500 three-pointers in his first three seasons Wednesday, with a month of play left for Golden State.

The list:

Not bad at all.

Thompson hit 211 last year; with 178 through 16 games, he's on pace to shatter that. So if you average out to 200 per year, let's give him a generous 15 seasons compared to Ray Allen's 17-and-counting. That puts him at 3,000 made three-pointers at age 36, giving him the all-time record.

Obviously, this is preposterously early and there are a million things that could change. But it does show you the ridiculous pace Thompson is on and how special of a shooting talent he is.

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