Golden State Warriors star guard Klay Thompson dropped 25 points in just 25 minutes of work Thursday night, going 9-13 from the field, including 5-6 on threes.

The Warriors cruised to a 120-105 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thompson impressed Kobe Bryant (who wasn’t too shabby himself last night.)

Per the Inside Bay Area:

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson played so well going up against Kobe Bryant that his childhood hero was left raving about the encounter. […] “He has the whole package,” Bryant said of Thompson, who grew up in Southern California idolizing the Lakers star.

 

Thompson can take statements like that right to the bargaining table, as the Warriors are three weeks away from the deadline to sign the emerging shooting guard to a contract extension or watch him become a restricted free agent next summer.

 

“I hope it gets resolved, but it’s not going to hold me back,” Thompson said. “I’m still going to go out and do what I do. … Life is great.”