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Klay Thompson CAREER HIGH 60 POINTS in 29 Minutes | 12.05.16
Klay Thompson CAREER HIGH 60 POINTS in 29 Minutes | 12.05.16
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: NBA
Klay Thompson - Greatest Games
Klay Thompson - Greatest Games
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Golden Hoops
Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson's New Girlfriend is a Baddie with a Jumpshot
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: The Fumble
Klay Thompson Full Highlights in 2017 Finals Game 3 at Cavs - 30 Pts, 6 Rebs, 6-11 3PM!
Klay Thompson Full Highlights in 2017 Finals Game 3 at Cavs - 30 Pts, 6 Rebs, 6-11 3PM!
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: FreeDawkins
All-Access with Klay Thompson
All-Access with Klay Thompson
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: NBA
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2013.11.14 vs Thunder - 27 Pts, 10-15 FGM, 3 Blks!
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2013.11.14 vs Thunder - 27 Pts, 10-15 FGM, 3 Blks!
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: FreeDawkins
Klay Thompson UNREAL 60 Pts in 29 Mins 2016.12.05 vs Pacers - 8 Threes, 21-33 FGM!
Klay Thompson UNREAL 60 Pts in 29 Mins 2016.12.05 vs Pacers - 8 Threes, 21-33 FGM!
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: FreeDawkins
Klay Thompson talks about his EPIC fails in China, trade rumours & more
Klay Thompson talks about his EPIC fails in China, trade rumours & more
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Basketball&More
Stephen Curry Having A Smoke With Klay Thompson Postgame After Winning Their 2nd Ring | GameTime
Stephen Curry Having A Smoke With Klay Thompson Postgame After Winning Their 2nd Ring | GameTime
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: NBALife
Klay Thompson Full Highlights in 2017 Finals Game 2 vs Cavs - 22 Pts, 8-12 FGM!
Klay Thompson Full Highlights in 2017 Finals Game 2 vs Cavs - 22 Pts, 8-12 FGM!
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: FreeDawkins
NEW! Klay Thompson FUNNY MOMENTS! PART 3
NEW! Klay Thompson FUNNY MOMENTS! PART 3
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: Basketball Hilarious
Klay Thompson Tries Exhibition Dunks, Fails Miserably in China | 2017 NBA Offseason
Klay Thompson Tries Exhibition Dunks, Fails Miserably in China | 2017 NBA Offseason
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Ximo Pierto
Klay Thompson 37pt 3rd Quarter CSN Bay Area feed 1-23-15
Klay Thompson 37pt 3rd Quarter CSN Bay Area feed 1-23-15
Published: 2015/01/24
Channel: gumbywithpokey
Klay Thompson Commits BOOTY BURGLARY on Kristaps Porzingis
Klay Thompson Commits BOOTY BURGLARY on Kristaps Porzingis' Instagram Model Crush
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: The Fumble
Top 10 Things You Didn
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Klay Thompson! (NBA)
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: EverythingTop10
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2016 WCF Game 6 at Thunder - 41 Pts, UNREAL 11 Threes, NBA RECORD!
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2016 WCF Game 6 at Thunder - 41 Pts, UNREAL 11 Threes, NBA RECORD!
Published: 2016/05/29
Channel: FreeDawkins
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2017.04.04 vs Timberwolves - 41 Pts, 7 Threes, On FiRE!
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2017.04.04 vs Timberwolves - 41 Pts, 7 Threes, On FiRE!
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: FreeDawkins
NBA Revealed: Klay Thompson
NBA Revealed: Klay Thompson
Published: 2014/12/24
Channel: NBA
Interview with Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors
Interview with Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: Heather Yako
Klay Thompson challenges dog to one-on-one game | ESPN
Klay Thompson challenges dog to one-on-one game | ESPN
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: ESPN
Klay Thompson Spotted with ANOTHER Baddie, Goes Dancing on a Boat and Swims with Pigs
Klay Thompson Spotted with ANOTHER Baddie, Goes Dancing on a Boat and Swims with Pigs
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: The Fumble
Steph Curry Loses His Sh*t Watching Klay Thompson Dance in China
Steph Curry Loses His Sh*t Watching Klay Thompson Dance in China
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: The Fumble
Klay Thompson Full 2017 NBA Finals Defensive & Offensive  Highlights vs Cavs - 16.4 PPG, 5 RPG!
Klay Thompson Full 2017 NBA Finals Defensive & Offensive Highlights vs Cavs - 16.4 PPG, 5 RPG!
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: FreeDawkins
Warriors rejected Kyrie Irving-for-Klay Thompson trade proposal from Cavaliers | The Jump | ESPN
Warriors rejected Kyrie Irving-for-Klay Thompson trade proposal from Cavaliers | The Jump | ESPN
Published: 2017/08/24
Channel: ESPN
Vince Carter Interviews Klay Thompson About the NBA Finals, Gameday Preparation, & MORE!
Vince Carter Interviews Klay Thompson About the NBA Finals, Gameday Preparation, & MORE!
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: NBA
Klay Thompson on signing stuff like toasters, defense & more
Klay Thompson on signing stuff like toasters, defense & more
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: NBA Center
Klay Thompson ALL 41 Three-Pointers in 2017 Playoffs Compilation!
Klay Thompson ALL 41 Three-Pointers in 2017 Playoffs Compilation!
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: FreeDawkins
Golden State Warriors Fight Cleveland Cavaliers On NBA 2K18! Klay Thompson Fights Kevin Love!
Golden State Warriors Fight Cleveland Cavaliers On NBA 2K18! Klay Thompson Fights Kevin Love!
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: CliveParody
Klay Thompson Official 2016-2017 Season Highlights // 22.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.1 APG
Klay Thompson Official 2016-2017 Season Highlights // 22.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.1 APG
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: SkyDesigns
Klay Thompson Wins Top Performance of the Year Award | 2017 NBA Awards
Klay Thompson Wins Top Performance of the Year Award | 2017 NBA Awards
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: Ximo Pierto
NEW Klay Thompson FUNNY MOMENTS! PART 2
NEW Klay Thompson FUNNY MOMENTS! PART 2
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: Basketball Hilarious
Klay Thompson CAUGHT Creeping on Instagram Model Lil Thirst Trap
Klay Thompson CAUGHT Creeping on Instagram Model Lil Thirst Trap
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: The Fumble
ENTIRE KLAY THOMPSON INTERVIEW court unveiling at Oakland
ENTIRE KLAY THOMPSON INTERVIEW court unveiling at Oakland's KIPP Academy: Kyrie, China
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: LetsGoWarriors
Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson's Girlfriend is HOT ! But she can HOOP as well !
Published: 2017/07/06
Channel: Basketball&More
Klay Thompson throws absolute dart of first pitch at Bay Bridge Series
Klay Thompson throws absolute dart of first pitch at Bay Bridge Series
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: KNBR
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2017.03.20 at Thunder - 34 Pts, 6 Rebs, 7 Threes!
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2017.03.20 at Thunder - 34 Pts, 6 Rebs, 7 Threes!
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: FreeDawkins
Draymond Green & Klay Thompson On Winning Championship Postgame Interview Part #1 | June 12, 2017
Draymond Green & Klay Thompson On Winning Championship Postgame Interview Part #1 | June 12, 2017
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: NBALife
Klay Thompson FUNNIEST MOMENTS In China COMPILATION!
Klay Thompson FUNNIEST MOMENTS In China COMPILATION!
Published: 2017/07/06
Channel: PressCAPLOCK
Klay Thompson Says He Is
Klay Thompson Says He Is 'Really Proud Of Everyone' On Warriors | SC With SVP | June 8, 2017
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: ESPN
Draymond Green, Klay Thompson NBA Finals Game 5 Press Conference
Draymond Green, Klay Thompson NBA Finals Game 5 Press Conference
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: NBA
Klay Thompson On Shooting and More!
Klay Thompson On Shooting and More!
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: NBA
Klay Thompson goes 1 on 1 vs a Labrador !
Klay Thompson goes 1 on 1 vs a Labrador !
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: Basketball&More
Klay Thompson Reveals Why He Chose NOT to Leave the Warriors
Klay Thompson Reveals Why He Chose NOT to Leave the Warriors
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: The Fumble
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2017 WCR1 Game 3 at Blazers - 24 Pts,  On-FiRE in 3rd Quarter!
Klay Thompson Full Highlights 2017 WCR1 Game 3 at Blazers - 24 Pts, On-FiRE in 3rd Quarter!
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: FreeDawkins
Klay Thompson Locks Down Kyrie Irving - 2017 NBA Finals
Klay Thompson Locks Down Kyrie Irving - 2017 NBA Finals
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: FEAR KCP
HAIRCUT TUTORIAL: KLAY THOMPSON HIGH TAPER
HAIRCUT TUTORIAL: KLAY THOMPSON HIGH TAPER
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: 360Jeezy
I Went to the NBA Finals Dressed as Klay Thompson
I Went to the NBA Finals Dressed as Klay Thompson
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: BigDawsVlogs
Kobe ​​Bryant
Kobe ​​Bryant's Heartbreaker 4th Quarter vs Klay Thompson!!
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Kobe Can
Klay Thompson Postgame Interview | Warriors vs Cavaliers Game 1 - 2017 NBA Finals
Klay Thompson Postgame Interview | Warriors vs Cavaliers Game 1 - 2017 NBA Finals
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: NBALife
NBA 2K18 Big Game!! Stephen Curry,Kevin Durant & Klay Thompson vs Cavaliers
NBA 2K18 Big Game!! Stephen Curry,Kevin Durant & Klay Thompson vs Cavaliers
Published: 2017/09/17
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Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson vs. Jared Dudley (cropped).jpg
Thompson with the Warriors in 2016
No. 11 – Golden State Warriors
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-02-08) February 8, 1990 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Santa Margarita Catholic
(Rancho Santa Margarita, California)
College Washington State (2008–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–present Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson, he played college basketball for three seasons at Washington State University, where he was a two-time first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-10. 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,[2] as the pair were given the nickname the "Splash Brothers".[3][4] Thompson is a three-time NBA All-Star and a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree. In 2015, he helped lead the Warriors to their first NBA Championship since 1975. Thompson helped the Warriors return to the NBA Finals for a third straight year in 2017, winning his second NBA Championship.

High school career

Thompson was born in Los Angeles to Julie and Mychal Thompson. His mother was a volleyball player in college, and his dad was the first overall pick of the 1978 NBA draft.[5] At age 2, Thompson's family moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, where he was childhood friends and Little League teammates with fellow future NBA star Kevin Love.[6] At age 14, Thompson moved with his family to Ladera Ranch, California, and graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita in 2008.[1] In his junior season he was named to the All-Area second team and to the Orange County third team. As a senior Thompson averaged 21 points per game and led SMCHS to a 30–5 record and a Division III State Championship appearance.[1][7] During the state championship, Thompson set a state finals record with seven 3-pointers in a game.[7] He was named Division III State player of the year, League MVP, first-team Best in the West, and an EA Sports Second Team All American.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Klay Thompson
SG
Rancho Santa Margarita, California Santa Margarita Catholic High 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 2, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 45   Rivals: 6 (SG); 51 (national)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career

Freshman season

As a freshman, Thompson started all 33 games at Washington State University. He was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and Collegehoops.net All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team after leading his team in 3-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, and averaging 12.5 points per game.

Sophomore season

Thompson began his sophomore season by leading the Cougars to the Great Alaska Shootout Championship, of which he was named Most Outstanding Player after scoring a tournament single game record of 43 points in the championship game.[1][8] This was also the third highest single game point total in WSU history.[1] After becoming the third fastest Cougar to reach 1,000 points, Thompson was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team.[1][9] He earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors twice during the season and was chosen as a midseason candidate for the John R. Wooden Award.[1][10] Thompson finished the season averaging 19.6 points, which was second in the conference.[1]

Junior season

Thompson in February 2011

As a junior, Thompson again earned All-Pac-10 first team honors after leading the Pac-10 in scoring.[11][12] He became just the third Cougar to win first-team all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches twice in his career.[11] In addition, he became the first Cougar to win Pac-10 Player of the Week three times when he won the award for the week of Nov. 22–28.[13] He also won the award for the week of December 6–12.[14] Soon after, Thompson was named one of the 30 midseason candidates for the John R. Wooden Award.[15] In the 2011 Pac-10 tournament, he set tournament records with 43 points and 8 three pointers.[16] Thompson finished the season by setting WSU's single season scoring record with 733 points.[17] He is WSU's 3rd all-time leading scorer.[11]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Washington State 33 33 33.1 .421 .412 .903 4.2 1.9 0.9 0.6 12.5
2009–10 Washington State 31 30 35.4 .412 .364 .801 5.1 2.3 1.4 0.7 19.6
2010–11 Washington State 34 33 34.7 .436 .398 .838 5.2 3.7 1.6 0.9 21.6
Career 98 96 34.4 .424 .390 .827 4.8 2.6 1.3 0.7 17.9

Professional career

Golden State Warriors (2011–present)

2011–12 season

Thompson declared for, and opted to remain in, the 2011 NBA draft after his junior season. He was selected 11th overall by the Golden State Warriors.[17] This pick of a guard prompted speculation that the Warriors would trade starting guard Monta Ellis.[18] Warriors general manager Larry Riley praised Thompson for his shooting ability and expressed confidence that Thompson would improve his defensive skills with new coach Mark Jackson.[18]

The NBA did not select Thompson for the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge. However, in the four games after that decision, Thompson improved in all areas of basketball over his current season averages: points per game (12.5 over 7.6), shooting percentage (54.3% overall including 55.6% for three-pointers, up from 46.7 and 48.1), rebounds (2.8 from 1.6), assists (1.5 from 1.3), steals, and turnovers.[19] The Warriors traded Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks on March 13, 2012.[20] The following game, Thompson scored a season-high 26 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics.[21] A week later, he exceeded his previous high with 27 points in a win over the New Orleans Hornets.[22] As of mid-February 2012, Thompson played around 17 minutes per game,[19] but he played an average 30 minutes per game during the next month.[23] At the end of the season, Thompson was voted to the NBA NBA All-Rookie First Team.

2012–13 season

Thompson with the Warriors in October 2012

On January 29, 2013, Thompson scored a season-high 32 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.[24] Warriors coach Mark Jackson said that Thompson and Stephen Curry formed the best shooting duo in NBA history.[25] That season, the two combined made 483 three-pointers, the most ever by an NBA duo.[a][27] The Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs and would be matched up against the San Antonio Spurs. On May 8, 2013, Thompson recorded a playoff career-high 34 points against San Antonio, hitting 8 out of 9 three point attempts, along with a career-high 14 rebounds. Thompson and the Warriors would go on to lose to the Spurs in six games.

2013–14 season

In the opening game for the Warriors, Thompson scored a season-high 38 points, including 5-of-7 three-pointers.[28] He and Curry set an NBA record for 484 combined threes on the season, besting by one the record they set the previous year.[2] Thompson averaged 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists on the year. Thompson and the Warriors entered the 2014 NBA playoffs as the sixth seed in the Western Conference and were matched up with the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round; they lost the series in seven games.

2014–15 season: First All-Star selection and NBA Championship

Thompson driving against Washington's Marcin Gortat

On October 31, 2014, Thompson signed a four-year contract extension with the Warriors.[29][30] The next day, he scored a then career-high 41 points in the Warriors' 127-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[31] On January 23, 2015, Thompson scored a career-high 52 points, with 11 three-pointers, in a 126–101 win over the Sacramento Kings. In the third quarter of that game, he scored an NBA-record 37 points for a single quarter, going 13-for-13 from the field, including nine three-pointers (also a league record for a single quarter). The 13 field goals tied David Thompson's (no relation) record for a quarter.[b][32][33][34] On January 29, 2015, Thompson was named a reserve for the 2015 Western Conference All-Star team for the first time in his career.[35]

On March 8, 2015, Thompson hit 3 three-pointers against the Los Angeles Clippers to pass head coach Steve Kerr (726) on the NBA's all-time list.[36] On March 17, he was ruled out for 7–10 days with a sprained ankle.[37] That season, Stephen Curry broke his own record for three-pointers (286), and Thompson again finished second in the league (239) as the two combined to make 525 threes, surpassing their previous record by 41. On June 7, in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Thompson scored a playoff career-high 34 points in a losing effort to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[38][39] The Warriors went on to defeat the Cavaliers in six games to win the NBA championship and end the franchise's 40-year championship drought.

2015–16 season

Thompson defending Jared Dudley from the Washington Wizards.

Thompson began the season averaging 17.2 points per game over his first 21 games, but failed to record a 30-point game over that stretch.[40] That streak ended on December 8, as he scored a then season-high 39 points on 13-of-21 shooting in a 131–123 win over the Indiana Pacers, helping the Warriors extend their unbeaten record to start the season to 23–0.[41] The Warriors' NBA-record start ended after 24 wins when they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 108–95 on December 12.[42] In the Warriors' next game, on December 16, Thompson scored 27 of his then season-high 43 points in the third quarter of their 128–103 win over the Phoenix Suns.[43] On January 8, he recorded his third consecutive game with 30 or more points, finishing with 36 points in a 128–108 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.[44] On January 27, he scored a season-high 45 points on 14-of-20 shooting in a 127–107 win over the Dallas Mavericks.[45] The following night, he was named a Western Conference All-Star reserve for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, earning his second straight All-Star nod.[46] On February 13, he competed in the All-Star Weekend's Three-Point Contest and won the event after defeating Stephen Curry and Devin Booker in the final round.[47] On March 25, he scored 40 points against the Dallas Mavericks. Two days later, he had another 40-point game against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 40 points in consecutive games for the first time in his career.[48] On April 7, Thompson scored 14 points against the San Antonio Spurs, helping the Warriors become the second team in NBA history to win 70 games in a season.[49]

As the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, the Warriors faced the eighth-seeded Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs. In Game 5 of the series, Thompson became the first player in NBA history to make at least seven three-pointers in consecutive playoff games, as he helped the Warriors advance through to the second round with a 4–1 victory, stepping up with Stephen Curry out injured.[50] The Warriors went on to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 4–1 in the second round, moving on to the Western Conference Finals where they faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. After going down 3 games to 1 following a Game 4 loss, Thompson helped the Warriors rally in Games 5 and 6 to even the series at 3–3. In Game 6, Thompson made a playoff-record 11 three-pointers and scored 41 points, as the Warriors forced a Game 7 with a 108–101 victory.[51] With a Game 7 victory, the Warriors became the 10th team to rally from a 3–1 deficit and win a postseason series.[52] The Warriors went on to lose to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals in seven games, despite being up 3–1 in the series.[53]

2016–17 season: Second NBA Championship

On November 13, 2016, Thompson scored a then season-high 30 points in a 133–120 win over the Phoenix Suns, helping the Warriors start the season 8–2. He shot 11-of-18 with five three-pointers and scored 14 of his points in the fourth quarter.[54] On December 5, 2016, he scored 60 points (shooting 21-of-33 and 8-of-14 on three-pointers) in 29 minutes over just three quarters in a 142–106 win over the Indiana Pacers,[55] becoming the first player in NBA history to score 60 points in less than 30 minutes of action.[56] Thompson had an NBA season-high and career-best performance for the highest-scoring output by a Golden State player in more than 42 years. His 40 first-half points tied him for second-most scored in a half over the past decade. In addition, Thompson joined Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Joe Fulks as the only Warriors to score 60 points—Barry was the last to do so, scoring 64 on March 26, 1974.[57] On January 26, he was named a Western Conference All-Star reserve for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.[58] He participated in the JBL Three Point Contest, but he failed to defend his title as he was eliminated in the first round where scored just 18 points. On April 4, 2017, he scored 41 points (his 10th career 40-point game) in a 121–107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[59] The Warriors finished the season as the first seed in the West with a 67–15 record.[60]

Thompson struggled with his shooting for extended stretches during the playoffs, but his defense against opposing guards like Damian Lillard, Patty Mills, and Kyrie Irving helped him stand out.[61] Following a 129–115 victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals over the San Antonio Spurs, the Warriors reached their third straight NBA Finals series, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12–0.[62] Thompson helped the Warriors win their second championship in three years with a 4–1 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals. The Warriors finished the playoffs with a 16–1 record, attaining the best postseason winning percentage in NBA history.[63]

National team career

Thompson was a member of the United States national team that won the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also won gold as a member of the Under-19 national team at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

Player profile

Thompson is a prolific shooter, particularly from range, as well as an elite free-throw shooter. He relies upon a shooting form that has been described as "textbook" and "picture-perfect".[64][65] He is known for his ability to score high point totals on a small number of shots. Though he is capable of handling the ball, in the Warriors offense, Thompson primarily plays as a catch-and-shoot player, taking advantage of back-cuts and screens set by teammates to make space for a shot.[66]

Although Thompson isn't known for blocking shots or creating steals, he is considered a strong defender thanks to his plus size and ability to defend against both elite guards and elite wings.[67][68] Physically, Thompson is known for his size—large for a guard—his stamina, and his durability, only once playing less than 75 games in a season.[67]

Thompson is also known for his quiet, laid-back personality, rarely showing emotion in or out of games.[69] Thompson is one of the few players in the NBA sponsored by Chinese shoe company Anta, and signed a 10-year deal with the company in 2016.[70][71]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Thompson won an NBA Championship

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Golden State 66 29 24.4 .443 .414 .868 2.4 2.0 .7 .3 12.5
2012–13 Golden State 82 82 35.8 .422 .401 .841 3.8 2.2 1.0 .5 16.6
2013–14 Golden State 81 81 35.4 .444 .417 .795 3.1 2.2 .9 .5 18.4
2014–15 Golden State 77 77 31.9 .463 .439 .879 3.2 2.9 1.1 .8 21.7
2015–16 Golden State 80 80 33.3 .470 .425 .873 3.8 2.1 .8 .6 22.1
2016–17 Golden State 78 78 34.0 .468 .414 .853 3.7 2.1 .8 .5 22.3
Career 464 427 32.7 .453 .419 .853 3.3 2.3 .9 .5 19.1
All-Star 2 1 20.5 .227 .211 1.000 3.0 4.0 .5 .0 8.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Golden State 12 12 41.3 .437 .424 .833 4.6 1.8 1.0 .6 15.2
2014 Golden State 7 7 36.7 .408 .364 .792 3.4 3.6 1.0 .7 16.4
2015 Golden State 21 21 36.2 .446 .390 .800 3.9 2.6 0.8 .9 18.6
2016 Golden State 24 24 35.4 .444 .422 .854 3.7 2.3 1.1 .4 24.3
2017 Golden State 17 17 35.0 .397 .387 .788 3.9 2.1 0.8 .3 15.0
Career 81 81 36.5 .432 .404 .824 3.9 2.3 .9 .6 18.8

NBA career highlights

Personal life

Thompson, was born in Los Angeles, California, to former NBA player Mychal Thompson, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers and currently works in sports radio. Klay's mother is Julie Leslie, a college volleyball player with the University of Portland and University of San Francisco.

His older brother, Mychel, played basketball for Pepperdine University and has played in the NBA Development League, most recently with the Santa Cruz Warriors, while his younger brother, Trayce, is a Major League Baseball player with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Thompson faced controversy when he was suspended for his final regular season game at WSU after being issued a misdemeanor criminal citation for marijuana possession.[73][74][75]

After winning the NBA championship in 2015, Thompson and his father became the fourth father-son duo to each win an NBA title as players, joining Matt Guokas, Sr. and Jr.; Rick and Brent Barry; and Bill and Luke Walton.[76]

Thompson is known for his offbeat, dry sense of humor.[77][70][78] He also owns an English bulldog named Rocco.[79]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Previous record was 435 by the Orlando Magic's Dennis Scott and Nick Anderson in 1995–96.[26]
  2. ^ The 37 points broke the previous record of 33 held by George Gervin and Carmelo Anthony. The nine three-pointers eclipsed the mark of eight by Michael Redd and Joe Johnson.[32]

References

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  2. ^ a b Milestones, Bleacher Report. "Steph Curry Sets NBA Record for Most Three-Pointers in a Span of 2 Seasons". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Inside Stuff: Golden State's Splash Brothers - NBA.com". nba.com. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ NBA (May 13, 2013). "Like Father, Like Son: Curry & Thompson's NBA Legacies". Retrieved December 6, 2016 – via YouTube. 
  5. ^ Jayne, Greg (May 11, 2013). "Greg Jayne: On Mother's Day, this mom will watch Klay". The Columbian. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ Eggers, Kerry (November 5, 2014). "The boyhood bond of Kevin Love and Klay Thompson". Portland Tribune. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Klay Thompsons's Scout.com Profile". scout.com. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Year-by-Year Results". GoSeawolves.com. Retrieved December 10, 2010. 
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