Klay Thompson is a pro-American basketball player who has played for the golden state warriors since 2011 and is currently playing his 9th NBA season. He has been with the squad when the Warriors won four-time NBA championships and has also been a five-time NBA all-star and a two-time All-NBA third-team honoree, and was a rookie first team in 2012 and An defensive second team in 2019. Klay, being a highly experienced player, plays as a shooting guard having high shooting accuracy and scores for his team whenever needed. He and his colleague Steph Curry, collectively known as "The Splash Brothers," make up a potent shooting backcourt.
Thompson was born in Los Angeles in the year 1990, and while his father was selected as the top selection in the 1978 NBA draft, his mother played college volleyball for the University of Portland and the University of San Francisco. When Thompson was two years old, his family relocated to Lake Oswego, Oregon. There, he met fellow future NBA player Kevin Love and played Little League with him as friends and teammates. Thompson's family relocated to Ladera Ranch, California, when he was 14 years old. And in 2008 he graduated from Santa Margarita School in Rancho Santa Margarita.
He was selected for the Orange County third team and the All area second team during his junior season. Thompson led SMCHS to a 30-5 record and a spot in the Division III State Championship as a senior while averaging 21 points per contest. Thompson made a state finals record-breaking seven 3-pointers in a single game during the state championship. He received numerous honors, including League MVP, first-team Best in the West, Division III State Player of the Year, and EA Sports Second Team All-American.
Klay Thompson was chosen by the Golden State Warriors as the 11th overall choice in the 2011 NBA Draft. After playing as a starting guard for Monta Ellis, Klay moved to the Bucks just before the 2012 trade deadline and quickly established himself as a starter. He had a solid season's end, earning him a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Over the following few seasons, Klay improved as a shooter and defender to rank among the best in the league. He was first named to both an All-NBA Team and an NBA All-Star Team during the 2014–2015 NBA season. He and Steph Curry established a strong backcourt chemistry that ultimately helped the Warriors win their first title in more than 40 years. In the 2015 NBA Finals, they defeated Lebron's Cavaliers, with Klay averaging 15.8 points per game while providing outstanding defense.
He continued to make it to the finals five years in a row and four more times, adding two more rings to his collection along the way, shattering NBA records and winning numerous individual awards. But unfortunately, he injured his ACL during their 2019 NBA finals while facing game 6 with the Toronto Raptors and as he was recovering from his previous injury he damaged his Achilles tendon just before the 2020-2021 season. And therefore he was forced to sit out for 2.5 years due to ACL and Achilles problems.
But, after taking proper grueling physical therapy sessions, the rehab sessions he is back on the court and improving his shooting ability, On defense, he is gradually recovering his explosiveness. Eventually becoming better every day.
Klay Thompson Education
Thompson went to the Santa Margarita School in Rancho Santa Margarita. During his junior year, he was chosen for the All-Area Second Team and the Third Team for Orange County. Thompson averaged 21 points per game as a senior, helping SMCHS to a 30-5 record and a position in the Division III State Championship. During the state championship, Thompson shot a state final record-breaking seven 3-pointers in a single game.
Later, Thompson attended Washington State University for his college career and was the lead scorer for his team especially when it comes to 3-pointer percentage. And score an average of 12.5 points per game. During his sophomore season, Thompson averaged 19.6 points per game for the whole season. And was named All-Pac-10's First Team. After his junior year, Thompson declared for the 2011 NBA Draft.
Klay Thompson Awards and Achievements
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NBA All Star
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All NBA Third Team
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NBA All Defensive Second Team
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Best comeback athlete ESPY award
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Klay Thompson Records
Klay Thompson is one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. He and his teammate Steph Curry had scored a lot of three-pointers and helped their team in winning. Thompson has won three NBA championships with the Golden state warriors and with his outstanding shooting ability and great one-on-one defense on the perimeter, he has been instrumental in the team's victory.
With 98 made threes in one NBA Playoffs round, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry share the record for most threes made in a single edition of the NBA Playoffs. In the 2015–16 postseason Thompson, achieved this record.
Klay Thompson put on one of the best shooting displays in NBA history during the 2016–17 regular season when he scored a career-high 60 points(40 points in the first half and 20 points in the third quarter) and didn’t play the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers on December 5, 2016, while only playing 29 minutes in a 36–point rout.
Thompson holds a record for most points scored in a quarter (37 points) in the NBA regular season.
Also, scored the most three-pointers made in a game (14) in the NBA regular season.
Klay Thompson Championships
In total, the Golden State shooting Guard has won four Championships. Thompson’s first championship came in the 2014-2015 season. After a 40-year championship drought, the Warriors ended it by defeating the Cavaliers in six games to win the NBA title. The second Title came up in the 2016-2017 season when the Warriors defeated Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in a 4-1 series. The Warriors have the best postseason winning percentage in NBA history after finishing the postseason with a 16-1 record.
The history got repeated when the Warriors once again defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017-2018 season. The Warriors eventually won both games of the series to win back-to-back championships.
And in the 2022 NBA Finals, the Warriors were against the Boston Celtics. As a result of the Warriors' six-game victory, Thompson won his fourth NBA Championship.
Klay Thompson's Net Worth
With $55 million in earnings, Thompson ranked as the 22nd highest-paid athlete in the world in 2022, according to Forbes. Klay Thompson’s estimated 2022 net worth is $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Although Klay makes a significant portion of his worth from his NBA pay, Forbes also revealed last year that the shooting guard earned $17 million through endorsements which include Activision Blizzard, Anta Sports Products, Bevel, Fanatics, Hasbro, Kaiser Permanente, Mercedes-Benz, Tissot, and Waiakea Water. He was also in the most recent Space Jam film.
Klay Thompson Contract
Thompson was signed by the Warriors to a five-year, approximately $190 million contract that keeps him with the team through the summer of 2024. Unfortunately, this wasn't the front office's wisest choice. In the 2022–2023 season, Klay Thompson's contract will pay him $40.6 million, and in the contract's final year, he will be paid $43.2 million. Thompson was out for two seasons after signing the contract in 2019 because of his Leg injuries. And in his third year of the contract he led his team to win the NBA 2022 Titles for the warriors.
Klay Thompson Family
Klay Thompson comes from a family of athletes. Like his father who had played in the NBA and his Mother who was a collegiate volleyball player once. And Klay's younger brother is an outfielder with the Cleveland Indians. The Thompsons are undoubtedly one of the most well-liked families in sports. According to playersiwives.com Klay has been in a relationship with Laura Harrier, a 31-year-old American actress, and model since 2019. Both of them have been frequently spotted together. However, they both desire to keep a private relationship and avoid the limelight.
Klay Thompson Girlfriend
The American Professional Basketball player of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA is with American model and actress Laura Harrier. She gained worldwide recognition in 2017 when she starred as Liz, Peter Parker's love interest, in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming. She has appeared in well-known publications like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Glamour. They both have frequently been seen together. But they both want to be out of the spotlight and want to keep their relationship low-key.
But the relationship status of Klay and Laura is somewhat "complex." And as for now, there are rumors of both being separated.
Klay Thompson Parents
American Basketball player Thompson was selected by the Golden State Warriors as the eleventh overall choice in the 2011 NBA Draft. Thompson was born to Julie and Basketball Veteran Mychal Thompson in Los Angeles. His father was a first-overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. His mother was a volleyball Player at the University of Portland and San Francisco. Thompson and his father became the fourth father-son team to win an NBA title after taking home the trophy in 2015 after winning the NBA championship.
Klay Thompson Shoes
The four-time NBA Champion and a great shooting Guard for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA wore some reliable shoes. Klay Thompson is about halfway through a ten-year contract with the Chinese company Anta. This partnership, which generates an estimated $8 million annually, has produced some incredible footwear. Shoes such as 5 Anta KT 4, 4 Anta KT 3, and 3 Anta KT 3 Playoffs high are among the best of his collections. Thompson is a phenomenal shooter, possibly among the league's finest. This status he has worked so hard to achieve is symbolized by his shoes.
Popularly Asked Questions
How many 3's has Klay Thompson made?
The 6 feet 6 inches Tall American Basketball player for the Golden state Warriors. In his professional career, has made 1,950 three-pointers. And known for his outstanding Shooting Ability.
Is Klay Thompson eligible to play?
Klay after recovering from his ACL and Achilles injuries is playing the 2022-2023 season for Golden state warriors. After missing two and a half seasons, the shooting guard had a spectacular comeback, averaging 20.4 points per game and shooting 38.5% from beyond the arc in 32 games.
Does Klay Thompson have a child?
Although Klay doesn't have any children of his own, he is unquestionably the coolest dog father in the ocean. Given that he has more than 63,000 Instagram followers, his bulldog Rocco is actually fairly well-known.
Is Klay Thompson more white or black?
The American Shooting Guard, Klay Thompson is mixed race. His mother is white, while his father is black.