Klay Thompson isn’t just an ordinary basketball player, he was born into the game and you are free to say he’s now a superstar. Drafted by Golden State Warriors, Thompson’s excellent three points shooting skills as well as that of his teammate Stephen Curry have led the Warriors to numerous victories. The pair is also known as the Splash Brothers and has set an NBA record with 484 combined three-pointers in a season.
The talented baller is an American Professional basketball player associated with the Golden State Warriors. He is a two-time NBA Third Team honoree and a four-time NBA All-Star. His outstanding performance at the 2015 NBA Championship helped the Warriors to win their first NBA Championship since 1975. Klay’s exceptional performances have contributed to the Warriors return to the NBA Finals for the fourth time consecutively.
Learn more about his ethnicity, bio, career, parents, wife, girlfriend and other facts below.
Klay Thompson’s Bio, Ethnicity
The Warrior’s shooting guard was born as Klay Alexander Thompson on February 8, 1990. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. Klay holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. At 14, his family moved to Ladera Ranch where he got his early education at Santa Margarita Catholic High School where he got his certificate in 2008. As a junior, Klay played basketball for orange County third team as well as All-Are second team. He also participated in the Division III State Championship where he was named Division II State Player of the year, First Team Best, as well as, the Most Valuable Player and EA Sports Second-team All American.
After his graduation from Santa Margarita, Klay enrolled at Washington State University and continued his basketball career. As a freshman, Thompson featured in all thirty-three games and was named among the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. His three-point field goals kept his team at an advantage position. He led the Cougars to the Great Alaska Shootout Champion in his Sophomore Season. After the tournament, he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament with a game record of 43 points in the championship and he set a record with the third highest single-game point total in the Washington State University’s history.
His NBA Career, Stats
Thompson graduated as Washington State University’s 3rd all-time leading scorer in 2011. After which he became Golden State Warriors 11th draft the same year. Since the inception of his professional career with the Warriors, Thompson has recorded tremendous improvement in each game. He ended his first season with 27 points and was named NBA All-Rookie First Team. The following season, Thompson reached 34 points. Alongside his teammate Stephen Curry he set an NBA record with 484 combined three-pointers in a season.
Following his outstanding performances, Warriors extended his contract by four years in 2014. The following year, Klay scored 52 points and also led the Warriors to defeat Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first NBA Championship since 1975. Klay and Curry also set a new record with 525 three-pointers the same year. In 2016, he became the first player in NBA history to record seven three-pointers in consecutive playoffs. On reaching the second final of the NBA championship, the Warriors lost to Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. The following year, the Warriors reached the NBA finals for the third time consecutively and this time, they hitched their second title after defeating Cavaliers in a 4-1 win. You can check out further details of Klay Thompson’s NBA stats here
Aside from NBA Championships, Klay Thompson has also won three gold medals. He was part of the US National team that won the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in 2009 and 2014, as well as, the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist. Additionally, he was inducted into Golden State Warriors Hall of Fame alongside Joe Fulks, Rick Barry, and Wilt Chamberlain.
Who are His Parents (Dad, Mom), Brother?
Just like we aforementioned, Thompson came from a lineage of stars. He was born to a former NBA Champion and Bahamian basketball player named Mychal Thompson and his wife Julie. His dad was the first overall pick in the NBA draft of 1978 and also played for Los Angeles Lakers before his retirement in 1991. Klay’s mom was also a popular Volleyball player while in college. He has two brothers named Mychel and Trayce Thompson who are also in the game. His older brother Mychel was drafted in the NBA in 2011 and he currently plays for Santa Cruz Warriors while his younger brother Trayce is a baseball outfielder for Chicago White Sox of the Major League Baseball.
Klay Thompson’s Wife, Girlfriend
In addition to his excellent basketball career, the 6 feet 7 inches tall superstar has also caught the fancy of so many beautiful ladies and has been in a few relationships to date. He was previously in a six-year relationship with Bill Duffy and after a series of issues, the lovebirds called it a quit. Thompson also had an affair with Tiffany Suarez, a Fordham basketball player in 2015 after which he met the gorgeous American model named Hannah Stocking.
Thompson’s relationship with Stocking ended within one year following issues of infidelity. The media went abuzz in 2015 when the model called him a cheat on Twitter. She alleged that she caught Thompson in bed with a groupie. Since their breakup, Klay has not been in any known relationship to date. Apparently, Thompson is single at the moment and he lives with his English dog named Rocco.