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Klay Thompson is an American professional basketball player who is one of the greatest shooters of the Golden State Warriors. As he was born to sportspersons, the sport runs in his blood. He was born as Klay Alexander Thompson on February 8, 1990. At an early age, he started playing basketball and his father trained him about every shot and move. He has earned many accolades and has broken numerous records. To date he has won NBA championship three times, NBA All-star five times, and two times All-NBA Third Team.
Height / Weight / Age
Klay Thompson has a towering height of 201 cm and in feet inches; his height is 6’7”. He weighs 95 kg in Kilograms or 209 lbs in Pounds. In February 2020, he turned 30 years old. His body measurement is as follows 46 inches chest, 36 inches waist and 16 inches biceps. He has maintained a perfect body build with a charming attitude.
Klay Thompson’s net worth is estimated to be $22 million approximately. His salary is $15.5 million.
Education / Family
Klay was born in Los Angeles to former basketball player Mychal Thompson and volleyball player Julie. In 1978, his father was the first pick of the NBA draft. He has two brothers named Trayce Thompson who is a baseball player and Mychel Thompson who is a basketball player.
He attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School for preliminary education. He was enrolled at Washington State University, where he played basketball for three seasons as a professional player. In college, he was named to ‘Pac-10 All-Freshman Team’ and ‘All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team.’
|Real Name||Klay Alexander Thompson|
|Nickname||Thompson, Splash Brother|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California|
|Date Of Birth||February 8, 1990|
|Height||In centimeters – 201 cm
In feet inches – 6’7”
|Weight||In kilograms – 95 kg
In pounds – 209 lbs
|School||Santa Margarita Catholic High School|
|College||Washington State University|
|Home Town||Los Angeles|
|Debut||NBA – 2011
International – 2014
|Fathers Name||Mychal Thompson (former basketball player)|
|Mothers Name||Julie Thompson
|Brothers||Trayce Thompson (baseball player)
Mychel Thompson (basketball player)
Career / Fashion And Style
In the 2011 NBA draft, he was picked 11th in the ‘Golden State Warriors’. For his debut match with NBA, he scored 27 points against ‘New Orleans Hornets’. In 2012, he was named in the ‘NBA All-Rookie First Team’.
He has formed the best shooting duo with Stephen Curry in ‘NBA history’ and scored 484 three-pointers. In 2014, he extended his contract with warriors for four years. Against ‘Sacramento Kings’ he scored 52 points including 11 three-pointers and was given the title of ‘Western Conference All-Star team’.
To win NBA championship in 2015, Warriors defeated Cavaliers in six games. The Splash brothers struck their career-best scoring 525 three-pointers. In 2017, he had donated $1000 for every point he scored, to raise funds for relief for the ‘Northern California firestorm’.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
|Girlfriends||Hannah Stocking (2014-2015)|
Here is the list of Klay’s favorite things.
|Favorite TV Show||Family guy|
|Favorite Film||Happy Gilmore (1996)|
|Favorite Musicians||Bob Marley, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony|
|Favorite Song||Is This Love (Horns Mix)|
Some Interesting Facts About Klay Thompson
- Klay’s father is a former basketball player who is the No.1 overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft- ahead of Hall of Farmer Larry Bird.
- His mother played volleyball at the University of San Francisco.
- He moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon and met his fellow and future NBA player Kevin Love.
- While in college, he was charged for consuming marijuana. Hence, he was forbidden from his final regular-season game at Washington State University.
- Golden State Warriors selected him as the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
- Along with Stephen Axe, he scored 484 three-pointers. Thus, they were given the name ‘Splash Brothers’.
- In 2008, as per Rival.com considered him as the sixth-best shooting guard and 51st best player in the country.
- At the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Rio Olympics 2016, he won a gold medal and became a member of the USA’s national team.
- He belongs to Bahamian descent.
- His hobbies are listening to music and watching movies.
- On the court, he takes the position of shooting guard and small forward.
- Bill Duffy is his coach/trainer.
- Along with his father, he won NBA championship which made him and his father the fourth father-son duo win ‘NBA’ titles as players.
- He wears jersey number 5 for international and number 11 for the NBA.