How much is Klay Thompson worth?
|Net Worth:||$60 Million
|Profession:||Professional NBA Player|
|Date of Birth:||February 8, 1990|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson is a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has played the position of shooting guard for 8 seasons, averaging 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, all while shooting an impressive 41.9% from 3 point range and 84.8% from the free throw line. He has compiled many awards and accomplishments during his career, winning 3 NBA championships, being named to 5 all-star teams, named to the All-NBA 3rd team twice, named to the All-NBA defensive 2nd team, and named to the All-NBA rookie 1st team.
He is the son of former professional basketball player Mychal Thompson who played 13 seasons in the NBA, most notably as a key reserve on two championship teams for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 86-87 and 87-88 seasons. While Klay Thompson is technically in his 9th season as a professional basketball player, he has only officially played in 8 seasons, missing this past 2019-2020 season with a torn ACL that he suffered in the 2018-2019 NBA finals against the Toronto Raptors. Before his NBA career, Thompson enjoyed a successful college basketball career at Washington State University for 3 seasons, where his number 1 jersey number is officially retired.
As of 2020, Klay Thompson has a net worth of $60 million dollars.
How Did Klay Thompson Get So Rich?
Klay Thompson has a net worth of $50 million, earned primarily through his player contracts in the NBA and various product endorsement deals. After earning just under $79 million through his first 2 player contracts in the NBA, he signed a lucrative 5-year deal worth $189,903,600 before the 2019-2020 season. He also signed a very lucrative shoe deal with the Chinese company Anta in 2017, a 10-year deal worth $80 million. Thompson also has endorsement deals with several other companies including Panini, Electronic Arts, and Gillette, and is currently on track to amass career earnings of nearly $400 million if he can stay healthy.
Why Is He So Famous?
Klay Thompson is most famous for his incredible outside shooting ability, routinely being one of the most accurate and prolific 3 point shooters in the NBA. He is known as one of the “Splash Brothers”, a nickname given to him and teammate Steph Curry recognizing their combined outside shooting abilities that can single-handedly win games. Probably his most memorable moment in the NBA came during a regular season game against the Sacramento Kings during the 2015-2016 season where he set an NBA record by scoring 37 points in one quarter. He exemplified his incredible shooting ability by going 13-13 from the field including a stunning 9-9 from 3 point range. Another memorable career moment came during the 2018-2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors which exemplified his toughness and dedication. Thompson was driving to the basket on a fast break attempt but was fouled before he could score. He landed awkwardly and tore his ACL, temporarily leaving the game. However, a few minutes later he dramatically emerged from the locker room and proceeded to make 2 free throws, staying in the game for a short period before exiting the game for good.
What Makes Thompson So Successful?
Klay Thompson’s success is primarily a result of his great 3 point shooting, defensive abilities, and unselfish mindset toward his teammates. He is currently 14th in the history of the NBA in 3 point shooting percentage, although it is important to note that many of the players in front of him were minor reserve players who attempted far fewer shots than Thompson. He is one of the few players in the NBA who is great on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. Finally, while he is one of the best players in the NBA in his own right, he has unselfishly blended in with other talented teammates, letting them amass better individual statistics and receive far more recognition and awards than himself.
Klay Thompson is a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. He has played 8 seasons for the Warriors, winning 3 NBA championships and earning various awards and accomplishments, though not as much as some of his other teammates which he has unselfishly deferred to. He has helped the Warriors win 3 NBA championships, providing invaluable contributions on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. His successful career has enabled him to amass a net worth of $50 million, which will continue to grow as he earns massive amounts of money from his latest player contract and shoe deal.