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Cam Thomas jokes he's 'a Kobe guy' after joining LeBron in historic feat

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Cam Thomas has stepped up in a big way for the Brooklyn Nets in their last two games, dropping 44 points in a win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday and following it up with a 47-point performance Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The second-year guard made history by becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history to record back-to-back games of 40-plus points behind only LeBron James. When asked about the accomplishment, he had a humorous response.

"That's great company that I have my name mentioned with that guy, even though I'm a Kobe guy. So, if you said Kobe, I would've been more (excited)," Thomas joked, per Erik Slater of ClutchPoints. "Nah, I'm kidding, but it's still great company, you know, LeBron. He's about to break the all-time scoring record. ... So I'm just glad to have my name mentioned with him this young.

"So I hope I can keep it going and keep having my name mentioned with those guys."

James was 21 years and 47 days old when he recorded back-to-back 40-plus point games, while Thomas did it at 21 years and 92 days.

Through 36 games this season, Thomas is averaging 9.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.

Cam Thomas jokes he's 'a Kobe guy' after joining LeBron in historic feat
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