Klay Thompson’s Dad Mychal Thompson is taking his allowance away for Pacers’ brawl

02/28/2013 at 2:26 pm By

klay thompsonTuesday night Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson got involved in a little of a melee with Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert and other which resulted in a $35,000 fine for the second-year guard.

Apparently the fight cost Thompson a little more than just the $35k, as Klay’s former NBA father Mychal Thompson will be shortening his son’s allowance a little for the altercation. Check out what Mychal had to say on ESPN Radio 710 Thursday:

“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’!”

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.

Klay is 23 but with a father who used to play in the NBA, it’s no surprise that his dad handles his finances. When asked how much of an allowance Klay usually gets, Mychal had this exchange with host Mark Willard:

“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.”

Well, alright. I’m sure this will be the last fine Klay gets for a while. $300 a week spending more isn’t much for today’s NBA youngsters. Can’t afford to lose any of it over a silly on-court scrap.

H/T to Believe The Hype for transcribing the interiew


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8 Comments so far

  1. Darrin L.

    on 03/01/2013 - Reply

    I commend the Thompson’s for keeping their son straight and grounded, but dang, I use more than $300 a week in walk a round money. What if he wanted to buy a nice pair of shoes, or an outfit?

    • Gary S

      on 03/01/2013 - Reply

      Too bad other NBA players don’t adhere to the same regimen as the Thompson’s. I support Parents and Player! Well done, folks!

      • shotgun517

        on 03/02/2013 - Reply

        That’s about the craziest thing an athlete can do is give someone else control of you money. He earned that not his parents, if he choose to blow it that’s his choice! I can see disaster on the way, what about when he wants to buy whatever and they tell him no?, he’s not 12yrs old how can you tell him how to spend HIS money! I can see giving him advice but to control him, hell to the naw! what happen when they start spending his money?, then we got huge problems, Domonique Wilkens found that out when early in his career his mother had control of his money and used it on his other siblings buying them fancy car ans stuff!

        • JRN

          on 03/03/2013 - Reply

          I am not sure how much you know Mychal Thompson, do yourself a favor and do a thorough reading on how disciplined and principled he is.
          He is doing the right thing and for your information he does not need his son’s money, he made very smart choices in his life when he played in the NBA.

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