Fast and very skillful, Klay Thompson’s is a successful American professional basketball player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. Known for his ability to absolutely mesmerize basketball fans with his 3-point shots, Thompson has become one of the most famous faces and admired on the basketball court.
Over the years, he has won many accolades for his numerous exploits as an A-list basketball player including being a five-time NBA All-Star and winning the NBA championship three times.
Klay Thompson’s Basketball Career Has Been Phenomenal
Born in Los Angeles, California, the United States on February 8, 1990, Klay Thompson, the son of Mychal Thompson and Julie Thompson, developed a passion for basketball from when he was still a child. He began to play actively while he was still a student at Santa Margarita Catholic High School (SMCHS) where he had his high school education.
In his junior year, he showed so much prowess and skill that he was named to the All-Area second team. In his senior year, he did very well, averaging an amazing 21 points per game, and led the SMCHS to a 30–5 record. He also set some state finals records.
His Exploits In College
Klay Thompson attended Washington State University where he continued his exploits. As a freshman, he was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team after leading his team in 3-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage as well as averaging 12.5 points per game.
In his sophomore season, he led the Cougars to the Great Alaska Shootout Championship, of which he was named Most Outstanding Player after scoring a tournament single-game record of 43 points in the championship game. As a junior, Thompson again earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors after leading the Pac-10 in scoring.
At the end of his stay at Washington State University, he had become the institution’s 3rd all-time leading scorer, cementing his status as one of the most successful people to have played college basketball.
Klay Thompson’s Professional Career
Klay Thompson declared for the 2011 NBA draft and was selected in the first round of the draft by the Golden State Warriors. He has since then his entire career with the Golden State Warriors.
Thompson has done a lot of exploits with the Warriors. In 2014, the basketball player joined forces with his teammate, Stephen Curry to thrill fans and set a then-NBA record with 484 combined three-pointers in just one season. Their exploits earned them the nickname the “Splash Brothers.”
Thompson went on to lead the Warriors to the NBA Championship in 2015. It was their first championship since 1975. He then won the championship titles with the team in 2017 and 2018. Today, he is considered by many as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history
How Much Has He Made From His NBA Career?
Apparently, Klay Thompson has made a lot of money over the years from his basketball career. He has earned huge salaries and has also done businesses outside the lucrative sport.
Aside from his amazing skills on the basketball court, Klay has a deal with a Chinese shoe company named Anta. At the time of signing the deal in 2014, he earned around $3 million annually. However, he recently signed an extension with the shoe company in 2016 and is expected to earn closer to $9 million annually.
At the moment, his net worth has been revealed to be about $38 million by different reliable sources.
Klay Thompson Is In A Loving Relationship
Klay Thompson is not just devoted to playing basketball; he is also devoted to a beautiful woman he dearly loves. The basketball player is in a serious relationship with a woman called Laura Harrier.
Laura Harrier is an American actress who is known for her work in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The actress and Thompson were first linked together in 2018 after rumors of them being in love emerged. The rumors were eventually confirmed when the couple started stepping out together in 2019.
Klay Thompson and Laura Harrier have been very private about their relationship but this has not stopped fans from taking note of their movements. In the middle of 2019, the couple was rumored to have split, however, it appears there is no truth to this as both Thompson and his girlfriend have been seen together several times since then.
Klay Thompson’s Illustrious Family Members
Klay Thompson was born into a sports-inclined family. His father, Mychal George Thompson is a former basketball player who happens to have been the No. 1 overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft.
His mother has been identified as Julie Thompson, a woman who happens to have been a volleyball player in college for the University of Portland and the University of San Francisco. Apparently, his parents’ love for sports must have influenced Thimpon to play basketball.
Thompson’s siblings are also into sports. His older brother, Mychel Thompson is a former professional basketball player who played briefly with Cleveland in the NBA.
His younger brother, Trayce Thompson, is a professional baseball player who plays as an outfielder for MLB’s L.A. Dodgers.
|Full name||Klay Alexander Thompson|
|Date of birth||February 8, 1990|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles, California|
|Parents||Julie Thompson (mum), Mychal Thompson (dad)|
|Siblings||Mychel Thompson, Trayce Thompson|
|Education||Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Washington State University|
|Profession||Basketball player (NBA)|
|Salary||$32.74 million (2020)|
|Net worth||$38 million|
|Height||6 feet 7 inches or 2.04m|
|Weight||93 kg or 205lbs|
|Relationship status||Laura Harrier (girlfriend)|
|Best gift he ever received from a fan||Chessboard from a fan in China|