Tuesday 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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