Klay Thompson’s Family | All You Need to Know about his Mother, Father, Brothers and Girlfriend

Published 10/14/2019, 3:19 PM EDT
Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson talks to the media following basketball practice at the Rakuten Performance Center in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Photo by Yalonda M. James/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


Klay Thompson is from a sporty family. While his father played briefly in the NBA and his mother is a former college volleyball player, Klay’s younger brother is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians. The Thompsons are certainly one of the most popular families in the sporting scene.

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Let’s dig deeper into the lives of these high-class achievers and Oakland natives.

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Mychal Thompson- Klay Thompson’s dad:

Mychal Thompson was himself an NBA player who was the Portland Trail Blazers’ first overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. He later played for San Antonio Spurs(1986-1987), Los Angeles Lakers (1987-1991), and Juvecaserta Basket (1991–1992). He became an NBA champion in the second season of his NBA career. His next championship came even quicker when the Trail Blazers won the very next season.

The University of Minnesota then retired his #43 jersey as the highest honor. Post-retirement, the man worked as a commentator.

Julie Thompson- Klay’s mother:

Julie Thompson (née Leslie) was an American former college volleyball player for the University of San Francisco of West Coast Conference and later married Mychal Thompson. She gave birth to three sons, Mychel (1988), Klay (1990), and Trayce (1991). Klay, like every other son in the world, is extremely thankful for all the sacrifices his mother made to make him the athlete he is today.

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Laura Harrier- Klay Thompson’s girlfriend:

Laura Harrier is a 31-YO American actress and model. According to playersiwves.com, Klay and Laura began dating in 2018, and their relationship only surfaced in August 2019 when the paparazzi caught them hanging out. Their vacation pictures went viral as they seemed joyous boating alone in some faraway lake.

Harrier had her major film debut playing Peter Parker’s one-time love interest Liz Allan in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). In June 2017, it was announced that Harrier would be portraying Millie Montag in HBO’s film adaptation of acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451, opposite Michael B. Jordan. However, they later cut her out of the flick. Later in her career, she co-starred as a civil rights activist in the thriller film BlacKkKlansman (2018), opposite John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Topher Grace.

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Apart from them, he also shares a close relationship with his brothers. His Insta posts about his brother playing baseball or standing alongside him on basketball courts are proof of their respect for one another. Thompsons rock, just like the Simpsons!

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Saketh Kandadai

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