Klay Thompson is a professional basketball player from California in the United States of America. He plays in the National Basketball Association for the Golden State Warriors.

Thompson is a four-time NBA Champion and he has been named an NBA All-Star 5 times in his career.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Klay Alexander Thompson was born on February 8, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of former basketball player Mychal Thompson. He stands 198 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 100 kg.

Team 230 golden state warriors Golden State Warriors
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.98 m / 100 kg
Born 8 Feb 1990
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Game 6 Klay
Team History
230 golden state warriors Golden State 2011 - present

His older brother Mychel Thompson played in the NBA for a short time while his younger brother Trayce Thompson played baseball for Major League Baseball. After Klay won the NBA Championships, he and his father became the fourth father-and-son duo to win titles.

Thompson enjoys playing chess and has met with chess world champion – Magnus Carlsen.

High School and College Career

Thompson was on the All-Area Second Team and the Orange County Third Team while he was attending Santa Margarita Catholic High School.

While he was studying at Washington State University, he was chosen for the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and was noted in the All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team. He was also the Most Outstanding Player in the Great Alaska Shootout Championship, which their team won. Thompson is the third all-time leading scorer of the Cougars.

Professional Career

Thompson was picked by the Golden State Warriors in the 2011 NBA Draft when he declared after his junior season. By the end of the 2011 to 2012 Season, he was playing an average of 30 minutes per game and was selected for the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

In the next season, Thompson and Stephen Curry made the most three-pointers by an NBA duo with 483 combined points. They went on to exceed that record in the 2013 to 2014 Season with 484 combined three-pointers, a new NBA record. The duo is famously known together as the Splash Brothers.

During the 2014 to 2015 Season, he was able to score a career-high 52 points in a game against the Sacramento Kings. He was picked as a 2015 Western Conference All-Star team reserve. The Golden State Warriors also beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2015 NBA Championship.

Thompson was selected for the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve for the second time. Beating Devin Booker and Curry, he won the Three-Point Contest in the All-Star Weekend. The Warriors were unable to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals.

In the 2016 to 2017 Season, Thompson joined fellow Warriors Joe Fulks and Wilt Chamberlain in scoring 60 points in a game. In the championship, the Warriors faced the Cavaliers again but were able to win the 2017 NBA Finals. With his exceptional shooting, which totaled 699 points, Thompson was instrumental in helping the Warriors secure back-to-back championships in the 2018 NBA Finals.

In game six of the finals of 2019, he suffered an ACL injury on his left knee. In July 2019, he underwent surgery to correct the injury. In November 2020, the team announced that Thompson was going to miss the entirety of the 2020-2021 season because of an Achilles Tendon Injury.

For rehab purposes, he was assigned to play in the G League. He returned to the NBA in early 2022. His return has so far been successful. He was again part of the team when they won the 2022 NBA Finals.

Career Highlights

  • 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022 - NBA champion
  • 2015–2019 - NBA All-Star
  • 2015, 2016 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2019 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 2016 - NBA Three-Point Contest champion
  • 2012 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2010, 2011 - First-team All-Pac-10

  • No. 1 retired by Washington State Cougars

Medal Record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro
  • Gold - 2014 World Cup Spain
  • Gold - 2009 U-19 World Championship New Zealand

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