5 Amazing Basketball Stats Of The Day

1. Klay Thompson in 2016 Rio Olympics so far…

China: 1-6 FG, 0-3 from three
Venezuela: 0-5 FG, 0-4 from three
Australia: 2-9 FG, 2-6 from three
Serbia: 1-6 FG, 1-3 from three

2. LeBron may be worth $33 M now but…

Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson could be worth more when they signed their deals in 1997 and 1981, respectively. Jordan’s salary was $33M for 1997-98, which is worth about $50 million today; on the other hand, Magic had his $25 M a year 35 years ago, and that could’ve been worth $50M today.

3. Pau Gasol and Andrew Bogut…

are tied as the most efficient players of the 2016 Rio Olympics. No team USA member appeared in the top 5 (Matthew Delladevoa, Mantas Kalnietis, and Bojan Bogdanovic rounds out the five) as Kevin Durant made an appearance at No. 7 with China’s Yi Jianlian.

4. Miroslav Raduljica…

of Serbia leads the field in Field Goal shooting. The burly forward is shooting 71.1% clip, 11 percentage points higher than second-best Mindaugas Kuzminskas (60%) of Lithuania.

5. Speaking of Pau…

the Spaniard is also the tournament leader for– believe it or not– three point field goal percentage. He has attempted 12 shots from beyond the arc in four games and has made 8 for a 66.7% clip.

Photo: (Eric Gay / AP)

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