When it comes to Klay Thompson — shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors and two-time NBA champion — fans, coaches and analysts cannot help but be drawn to his authenticity.
From signing a toaster, to the rise of #ChinaKlay, Thompson has become a Fangirl favorite. Let’s learn more about Klay Thompson with these 5 Fun Facts:
- Steve Kerr said he aspired to be like Klay Thompson and noted, “[H]e is the most low-maintenance guy on earth.”
- Although Thompson is contractually obligated not to skate anymore, he said, “I’m probably the best NBA player on a skateboard.”
- Thompson was drafted 11th overall in 2011, the year of the NBA lockout. He took up an interest in surfing, although, he found it pretty hard to find a wetsuit, being 6’7″.
- Thompson is a huge dog lover. He has a special chamber in his heart for his English Bulldog, Rocco.
- Had he not hung up his football cleats to strictly pursue basketball, Thompson would’ve earned a football scholarship and been a D1 QB.