The US Men’s National Basketball Team won its third straight gold medal - 15th in 18 Olympics overall- this summer, crushing Serbia 96-66. A great success partly due to Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson having one of the worst shooting performances of his career. The all-star is considered to be one of the best shooters in the NBA and the slump will end at some point much like his relationship with sensational model, Hannah Stocking did in 2015.
After Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, the perennial favorites discovered what it felt like being crowned in Rio this year despite the US team’s struggles and lack of cohesion. Stocking and Thompson haven’t really worked out together and the Golden State Warriors has been quite disappoiting.
Long gone was the all-action play that turned the last two basketball olympics tournament finals into classics. Yet, Team USA managed to step its game up at the right times throughout their road, just as Thompson did in the disputed semifinal against Spain (82-76), with 22 points. In the end, the Warriors guard averaged a poor 9.9 points per game with a horrendous .363 field goal percentage (28 points on 77 attempts in 8 games).
Good news is, Thompson can go only up from here and he’ll find a way to recapture his scoring touch to help the Golden State Warriors reclaiming the NBA title in the upcoming 2016/17 season. Our recommended bookmakers offer the best NBA betting odds for both the avid gambler and basketball fan. Signing up now can avail you of some nifty signup bonuses!
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