Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson

Basketball Player

Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. A four-time NBA champion with the Warriors, he is a five-time NBA All-Star, a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree and was once named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

Full Name
Klay Alexander Thompson
Feb 8, 1990
6′ 6″
Net Worth


Klay Alexander Thompson was born on February 8, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his ethnicity is mixed, as he is the son of a Bahamian mother and an American father. He began playing basketball at a young age and attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. While there, Klay averaged 21 points per game and earned First Team All-League honors.

Thompson then went on to attend Washington State University where he played for the Cougars for three seasons before declaring for the 2011 NBA Draft. He was selected 11th overall by the Golden State Warriors and quickly made an impact with his shooting ability and defensive prowess. Thompson helped lead the Warriors to their first championship in 40 years during the 2014–15 season, becoming one of only four teams to win at least 67 games in a single season.

In 2015–16, Thompson became just the sixth player in NBA history to record at least 400 3-pointers in a single season. He also set a record for most 3-pointers made in a single game when he hit 14 against the Chicago Bulls that same season. In 2016–17 Thompson won back to back championships alongside fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry as the Warriors defeated LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the 2017 NBA Finals. 

Thompson continued his strong play into 2018-19 with career highs in assists (3.8 per game) and rebounds (5.2 per game). He was named to his fifth all star team that year and also helped lead Golden State to its fourth championship since 2015 with a 6-game series victory over Kawhi Leonard's Toronto Raptors. After suffering an ACL tear during Game 6 of the 2019 Finals, Thompson missed all of 2019-20 season but returned healthy for 2020-21 where he put up 20 points per game while shooting 43% from behind the arc despite missing 24 games due to injury.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Klay Thompson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 8, 1990, Klay Thompson was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Thompson commits to Washington State University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">He accepts a basketball scholarship at Washington State University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Drafted by Golden State Warriors</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson is drafted 11th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 1st NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson and the Golden State Warriors win their first of three championships.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Set NBA Record For 3's in a Game</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson sets an NBA record with 11 3-pointers in a game against the Sacramento Kings.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs $190 Million Contract Extension</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson signs a five year contract extension with the Golden State Warriors worth $190 million.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 3rd NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson and the Warriors win their third championship in five years.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Shooter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Klay Thompson is one of the best shooters in the NBA and has set multiple records for 3-point shooting. He can make shots from anywhere on the court and is a great asset to any team he plays on.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an All-Around Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Klay Thompson is more than just a shooter; he is an all-around player. He can rebound, pass, play defense, and do whatever it takes to help his team win. His versatility makes him one of the most valuable players in the league.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Has an Amazing Personality</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Klay Thompson is known for his fun and outgoing personality. Fans love him because he always seems to have a good time, no matter what situation he’s in. His positive attitude and enthusiasm make him a joy to watch.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest Team Member of the Golden State Warriors</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At age 21, Klay Thompson was the youngest member of the Golden State Warriors when he joined the team in 2011.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Three Point Record Holder</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, Klay Thompson set an NBA record by making fourteen three-pointers in a single game.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won Olympic Gold Medal</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Klay Thompson won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics as part of Team USA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Grandfather Was Professional Basketball Player</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Klay Thompson's grandfather, Mychal Thompson, was a first overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft and played professionally for 12 seasons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Active Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Klay Thompson is an active philanthropist and has donated to several charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Make A Wish Foundation.</p></div>


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