Klay Thompson’s Dad takes away his allowance

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Yesterday’s Pacers/Warriors brawl which saw David Lee & Roy Hibbert suspended for 1 game each & Klay Thompson, Steph Curry & Lance Stephenson all fined $35K has gained a lot of attention amongst the NBA community. However, this morning, we got to hear from the side that less commonly speaks out about these incidents, the family.

Klay’s father & 2xNBA Champion Mychal Thompson appeared on ESPN 710 LA’s ‘LA Now’ show this morning where he spoke to host Mark Willard about the incident, the repercussions for his son & a hilarious insight into Klay’s financial situation.

“I saw Klay mixed up in the beginning, tied up with George Hill,” Mychal said. “I say to myself, don’t do nothing stupid now, don’t throw a punch, don’t throw the ball at anybody.”

“Then Roy Hibbert turned his back & [Klay] was like ‘now’s my chance’!”

“I was like ‘you idiot’!”

He then went onto say that he recorded the incident to show his wife Julie who was out at the Cheesecake Factory buying Mychal Thompson some salmon for dinner. When she got home he said, “sit down & watch your dumb son”

“She got a kick out of it,” he continued, “She thought it was funny”.

This was the first time that Klay has ever been fined for an on court indiscretion in his NBA career & the consequences will be more noticeable to him than just the $35K fine. The 23-year-old doesn’t have access to his money, all cheques are paid to Mychal & Julie who take care of his accounts for him to make sure Klay’s financial situation is set up for his post NBA career.

So, naturally, Papa Thompson’s going to teach Klay a lesson of his own by fining him personally also, however, Klay will find out the old fashioned way.

“He will [find out he's been fined by us] when he sees that cash envelope show up a little short this week,” he said.

So, if Mychal takes care of Klay’s finances, what does his week-by-week financial situation look like?

“Rent is $3K… Walking around money $300 a week…” Mychal explained.

“That’s a lot of money to go to the movies & buy pizza…”

But what if Klay wanted to take a girl out on a nice date?

“Go to Langers in Oakland… Go to the grocery store & get a nice [bottle of wine] for $30…”

What about the corkage fee?

“Sit in the car & drink it.”

God bless overbearing, yet awesomely hilarious NBA fathers.

Listen to the full conversation here.

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UPDATE: Mychal Thompson taketh & giveth away… Klay’s older brother, Sioux Falls Skyforce swing man Mychel Thompson’s going to have an unusally large week financially…

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