Klay Thompson’s Dad Mychal Watched Monday Night Raw Instead Of Game 7

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Klay Thompson’s Dad Mychal Watched Monday Night Raw Instead Of Game 7

 

As a fan, you probably know the feeling of extrem nervousness prior to and during important games. Some can’t handle the stress and do different things instead. One of those people is former NBA player, and father of Warriors’ Klay Thompson, Mychal Thompson who was too nervous to watch his son Klay, compete in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals last Monday night. So while his son helped the Golden State Warriors defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96 to 88, Mychal Thompson watched WWE Raw instead.

 

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The Portland Trail Blazers made Thompson the number one pick in the 1978 NBA draft, the first foreign-born (Bahamas) player to be selected first.

Thompson was a fixture in the Portland lineup for eight years (though one season was missed due to injury), where he started at both power forward and center positions. He was named to the 1979 All-Rookie team, and had his statistically best season in 1981–82, where he averaged over 20 points and 11 rebounds per game. In the 1986 off-season, Thompson was traded to the Spurs.

Thompson played only half a season with the Spurs, before he was traded again, this time to Los Angeles Lakers. He was brought to the Lakers in February 1987 to back up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and defend Boston Celtics forward Kevin McHale, against whom he played great defense. This gave the Lakers a team that had four players who were overall #1 selections in the NBA draft, the others being Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and James Worthy. Of those four, Thompson is the only one not enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Thompson helped the Showtime Lakers win consecutive titles in 1987 and 1988, and he retired in 1991. (via wikipedia.org)

by Christian Mordi / @mordi_thecomeup

by Christian Mordi / @mordi_thecomeup

 

The Golden State Warriors will compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game one of the NBA Finals series tomorrow night, and just in case Thompson will be too nervous to watch again, Shark Tank, the BET Awards and Game of Silence will air at the same time.

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