Klay Alexander Thompson known as Klay Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born on February 8, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, United States, Klay Thompson is son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He played college basketball for three seasons at Washington State University.
Thompson was selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft by Golden State with the 11th overall pick. In 2014, he and teammate Stephen Curry set a then NBA record with 484 combined three-pointers in a season.
Klay Thompson Personal Life
Full Name: Klay Alexander Thompson
Nick Name: N/A
Date of Birth: February 8, 1990
Age: 26 (As in 2016)
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Born Place:Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Professional basketball player
Education: Santa Margarita Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita, California), Washington State (2008–2011)
Klay Thompson Family Background
Klay Thompson belongs to a athletic family. His father was a basketball player and his mother was volleyball player. His older brother Mychel thompson, played basketball for Pepperdine University and also played in the NBA. While his younger brother, Trayce, is a Major League Baseball player.
Father : Mychal Thompson
Mother : Julie Thompson
Brothers: Mychel Thompson, Trayce Thompson
Klay Thompson Height Weight and Measurements
At the age of 31, Klay thompson measures 6 feet 7 inches tall, with snickers 6 feet 9 inches. He has a slim and athletic body, weighing 98 kg or 215lb. His solid size body and skill sets makes him one of best three point shooter in NBA history.
LeBron James Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Chest: 46 in or 117 cm
Arms/Biceps: 15½ in or 39½ cm
Waist: 36 in or 91½ cm
Shoe Size: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Klay Thompson Positions
Current: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
NBA: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Possible: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Klay Thompson Dating History
In the past, Klay Thompson has been in relationship with American model Hannah Stocking.But, the relationship did not lasted for long. Currently, he is single.
Klay Thompson Favorite Things
- Movie – Happy Gilmore (1996)
- TV Show – Family Guy
- Food – Gyro
- Musicians – Bob Marley and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
- Song – Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Love (Horns Mix)
Klay Thompson Salary: $3,075,880 (as of 2016)
Klay Thompson Facts
- Klay was selected by the Golden State Warriors as the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
- In 2014, Thompson and his Golden State Warrior-teammate Stephen Curry scored tremendous 484 three-pointers. which set the NBA record for most three-pointers scored by two teammates in one season at that time. Hence, they were given the nickname “Splash Brothers”.
- He won the 2014-2015 NBA title with the Golden State Warriors. This achievement led him and his father to become fourth father and son duo to win the title.
- He was not elected for the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge.
- In 2012, Thompson was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
- He won the 2016 All-Star Weekend’s Three-Point Contest, defeating his teammate Stephen Curry and Devin Booker in the final round.
- Klay led the U-19 national team to win 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.
- Thompson led the USA’s national team to won a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
- Klay was banned from his final regular season game at Washington State University after being issued for marijuana possession.