Klay Thompson is widely regarded as one of the NBA's top shooting guards, but is he the best at his position?
When asked the question on Saturday, the Warriors star gave a confident answer.
"I'm going to go with myself," Thompson told Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.
Thompson mentioned the Warriors' league-best 26-1 record after making his selection, and credited his top competition as well: James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls.
Thompson also paid his respects to backcourt-mate Steph Curry, who is enjoying his best season to date.
"Right now, Steph's a better shooter. I'm trying to catch him. ... He is one of the greatest, and it's an honor to be in the same backcourt with him."
Thompson, a first-time All-Star in 2015, has broken out of an early-season slump, averaging 27.0 points (on 51 percent shooting), 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in December. Overall, his scoring has taken a slight dip, down to 19.3 points per game -- sixth in the NBA among qualified shooting guards -- after he averaged a career-high 21.7 points in his breakout 2014-15 campaign.
Harden (28.5 PPG) and Butler (21.4 PPG) are both scoring at the highest clips in their respective careers, but have lower field-goal percentages and more turnovers per game than they did last season. Like Thompson, both were All-Stars in 2015, while Harden also finished second in MVP voting to Curry.