Klay Thompson is a professional basketball player and three-time NBA Champion. This American point guard played a major role in bringing the Golden State Warriors to the championship.
Born to athletic parents, Thompson is the son of Mychal Thompson who was the top pick for the 1978 NBA Draft and was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson was the All-Area second team and the Orange County third team while he was attending the 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.
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 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.
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 season Championship.
Thompson was selected for the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve for the second time. Beating Devin Booker and Stephen Curry, he won the Three-Point Contest in the All-Star Weekend. The Golden State 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 at 699 points, Thompson was instrumental in helping the Warriors secure back-to-back championships in the 2018 NBA Finals.
Career Accomplishments:• Gold medalist, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games• Gold medalist, 2014 Spain World Cup• Gold medalist, 2009 New Zealand U-19 World Championship• 3-time NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018)• 4-time NBA All-Star (2015–2018)• 2-time All-NBA Third Team (2015, 2016)• 2-time First-team All-Pac-10 (2010, 2011)• NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2016)• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)