Biography

Klay Thompson

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Biography

TEAM: Golden State Warriors

POSITION: Shooting Guard

HT/WT: 6′ 6″, 220 lbs

DOB: 2/8/1990 (32)

COLLEGE: Washington St

DRAFT INFO: 2011: Rd 1, Pk 11 (GS)

STATUS: Active

EXPERIENCE: 10th Season

BIRTHPLACE: Los Angeles, CA

Career History

Golden State Warriors: 2011-2019, 2021-CURRENT (9 SEASONS)

Career Highlights

NBA All-Star (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

All-Defensive 2nd Team (2019)

2xAll-NBA 3rd Team (2016, 2015)

All-Rookie 1st Team (2012)

Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional Basketball player, currently playing Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is regarded as one of the best shooters of all time by many greats of the game. Klay has won championships three times with the Warriors, been named NBA All-star five times, and a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree. Thompson was also named to the NBA All-Defensive second team in 2019. Thompson is the son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He was a two-time first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-10 while playing college basketball for the Washington State Cougars.

He was the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA draught by Golden State. In Warriors, he formed a formidable partnership with his teammate, Stephen Curry. The pair went on to set the world record of combined three-pointers in a single season (484), hence earning themselves the nickname of “the Splash Brothers”. In 2015, the Warriors clinched their first title since 1975, with Klay Thompson being one of the core players on the team. He was also the key contributor to the Warrior’s triumph in the 2017 and 2018 championships.

In Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and he missed the whole 2019–20 season. Thompson then tore his Achilles tendon while rehabbing from his knee injury, which forced him to miss the whole 2020–21 season. Thompson returned to the field in January 2022, following a roughly 31-month layoff.

Professional career

Golden State Warriors (2011–present)

Early years (2011–2014)

First All-Star selection and NBA championship (2014–2015)

Finals upset (2015–2016)

Second NBA championship (2016–2017)

Third NBA championship (2017–2018)

ACL tear in Finals (2018–2019)

Dealing with injuries (2019–2022)

Comeback and sixth Finals appearance (2022–present)

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