Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson's father watched Raw instead of his son's playoff game
Thompson's father was too nervous to watch Golden State Warriors in action against Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.
Many parents are excited to watch their kids succeed in sports, but it can be difficult to watch a child perform when the stakes are high — like Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. That’s what happened to Mychal Thompson, father of Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, who revealed in an interview with beat reporter Diamond Leung that he was so nervous about the outcome of the game that he watched Monday Night Raw instead!
Mychal Thompson says he was nervous and couldn't bear to watch Game 7, so he watched Monday Night Raw instead. — Diamond Leung (@diamond83) May 31, 2016
The elder Thompson is a former NBA star who was the first pick in the 1978 NBA Draft and a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, so we can surely understand the jitters he must have felt for his son and the Warriors.
We're just glad he chose to watch the longest-running weekly episodic program in television history! To make Mychal’s night even better, his son’s team won. So congratulations to Klay Thompson, Mychal Thompson and the Golden State Warriors for ultimately winning the game and advancing to the NBA Finals.