Klay Thompson Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family (Wife, Girlfriend, Brother), Career, Cast, Medals, Records, Net Worth, Salary, Awards & More
Klay Thompson is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association(NBA). He is credited as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. His position is the shooting guard.
|Real Name||Klay Alexander Thompson|
|Profession||American Basketball Player|
|Date of Birth||08/02/1990|
|Age (as in 2021)||31 years old|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles California|
|Family||Father: Mychal Thompson|
Mother: Julie Thompson ()
Trayce Thompson (American Baseball outfielder),
Mychel Thompson (American Basket Ball Player )
|Home Town||Lake Oswego, Oregon|
Birth & Early Life
Klay Thompson was born on 8th February 1990 in Los Angeles, California. His father was the first pick of the 1978 NBA draft and his mother was a Volleyball Player in college. At the age of two, the Thompson family moved to Oregon. They moved back to California when Klay was 14 years old. In 2008, Klay graduated from Santa Margita Catholic High School. As a senior, he led his school to a Division III State Championship appearance, where he was named League MVP, Division III State Player of the year.
During his college years at Washington State University, Thompson played in the Washington State Cougars. In 2008, he was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. In 2009, he led his team ‘Cougars; to the ‘Great Alaska Shootout Championship’. He won his 2nd All Pac-10 first-team honors. In Thompson’s Junior year, he was selected for the Golden State Warriors.
Education & More
|School||Santa Margita Catholic High School, Rancho Santa Margarita|
|College||Washinton State University|
|Awards||EA sports Second-team All American, First-team Best in the West|
Thompson got drafted for the 2011 NBA. He was well known for his Shooting ability but lacked defensive skills. The NBA didn’t select him for the All-Star Weekend Challenge. Once he improved his gameplay, Thompson was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In January 2013, Thompson and Stephen’s curry scored the highest 3 pointers in NBA history, earning the title ‘splash brothers’.
In 2014, Thompson and Warriors entered the NBA playoffs as the sixth seed in the Western Conference and were matched up with the Los Angeles Clippers. The warriors won the match against Sacramento Kings In 2015. Thompson was named a reserve for the 2015 Western Conference All-Star team.
Thompson helped the Warriors claim their first NBA championship, winning against the Cleveland Cavaliers In the same year. In the 2015-16 season, Klay and the Warriors got a streak of 24 consecutive wins. In 2016, Thompson was named ‘Western Conference All-Star’ reserve for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.
He was the first player in NBA history to score seven 3 pointers in consecutive playoff games. His team won the match against the Indian Pacers. His performance landed him a position in the Warrior’s Hall of Fame list. In the 2016-17 season, the Warriors with Thompson’s help won their 2nd championship title defeating Cleveland Cavaliers. In the 2017-18 season, Klay became the 11th player in the Warriors’ history to score 9000+ points.
His performance earned him a place in the NBA All-Defensive team In 2018-19. He was unable to take part in the 2019-20 season due to his knee surgery. It was also announced that Thompson would miss the 2020-21 season due to an Achilles tendon injury.
Klay Thompson had played at the national level for the USA. In 2009, his team won gold in the U-19 World Championship held in New Zealand. He also helped in winning the gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The team claimed another gold in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.
|International Debut||2009-U-19 World Championship, New Zealand|
|Olympic Medals||Gold: 1|
|Other Medal||2 Gold in World Championships in 2009, 2014|
|Best Record||NBA’s most points scored in the quarter, most 3 pointers scored in playoffs.|
|Team Name||Golden State Warriors|
Personal Life & More
Klay Thompson is currently dating Eiza Gonzalez who is an actress. Thompson has been involved in various charity programs. He donated 25,000 dollars to the KIPP Bay Area School. He was awarded Alvin Attles Community Impact Award in 2015 for his charity efforts. Klay also donated 10,000 dollars to the Good Tiding Foundation.
|Net worth||Not Available|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||198 cm|
|Hobbies||Playing Chess Player|
Some Important Facts About Klay Thompson
- Thompson and teammate Stephen Curry set a then-NBA record earning the pair the nickname of “The Splash Brothers.”
- He owns an English Bulldog named Rocco.
- He is an avid Chess Player.
- Thomspon and his Father became the 4th father-son duo to win an NBA title.
- He has been named Western Conference Player of the month 4 times.
Social Media Presence
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|Wikipedia||Klay Thompson Wikipedia|
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