Who are Klay Thompson’s parents, Julie White and Mychal Thompson? 

Klay and Mychal Thompson are the fourth NBA son-dad duo to have won the NBA Championship.


Who are Klay Thompson’s parents, Julie White and Mychal Thompson? 

Klay Thompson and his parents (Image: FS)

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is one of the best three-point shooters in the league. Unbeknownst to many, Klay has inherited his athletic genes from both of his parents, Julie White and Mychal Thompson.

ADVERTISEMENT

Born to Julie and Mychal Thompson on February 8, 1990, Klay is the second of their three children – Mychel, Klay and Trayce. Hailing from a family of athletes, his parents and his brothers had been part of the sporting world.

In fact, Mychal Thompson, Klay’s dad, was a former NBA player and played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs during his time in the league. Klay’s mother, Julie White Thompson, had also been a prominent volleyball player at the University of San Francisco.

Having inherited his athletics genes from both parents and a passion for basketball from his father, Klay had a natural flair for the sport. So exactly how influential were Klay Thompson’s parents in his professional career?

ADVERTISEMENT

Who are Klay Thompson’s parents?

Klay Thompson is the second son of Mychal and Julia Thompson born February 8, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. Mychal Thompson, Klay’s father, was a former NBA player and had won two Championships during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Julia White, Klay’s mom, was also a prominent athlete throughout high school and then at college. Julia played college basketball for the University of San Francisco and later graduated with a degree in accounting.

Klay Thompson parents
Julie White Thompson and Mychal Thompson (via open source)

The two first met in a gym at Julia’s University when Mychal was already playing for the Trailblazers. They were instantly smitten and began seeing each other The couple got married in 1987, and have three children – Mychel, Klay and Trayce – who are all professional athletes. 

Klay has time and again acknowledged his parent’s role in his professional career and deems his mother in high esteem for creating a family of athletes. Mychal Thompson instilled a passion for basketball in his children at an early age and coached the fundamentals of the sport. Klay shares a close bond with his both parents and two siblings.

ADVERTISEMENT

Where do Klay Thompson’s parents live?

The Thompsons lived in Portland following Mychal’s retirement from the NBA. There Klay’s father and Kermit Washington co-hosted a talk show on radio.

Afterwards, when Mychal was called as a color commentator by the LA Lakers, the Thompsons moved to Los Angeles in 2003.

The Thompsons
The Thompsons (via CHARLEY GALLAY/open source)

Mychal Thompson, along with John Ireland, continued hosting radio commentary and talk shows over the years.

Originally from the Bahamas, Mychal has a street named in his honor back in his hometown of Nassau. It’s called the “Mychal Thompson Boulevard, ” named after him in 2015.

ADVERTISEMENT

What did Klay Thompson’s parents do for a living?

Klay’s dad, Mychal Thompson, had been a successful NBA player who won the Championship twice with the LA Lakers. During his time in the NBA, Mychal played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.

Following his retirement from basketball, Mychal has worked as a radio commentator. He has been a color commentator for the Los Angeles Lakers since 2003.

Klay amd dad
Klay and Mychal Thompson are the fourth NBA son-dad duo to have won the NBA Championship (via NBAE)

Julie Thompson was a volleyball player throughout high school and later continued playing for the University of San Francisco. She graduated with a degree in accounting before getting married to Mychal Thompson. 

What is the estimated net worth of Klay Thompson’s parents?

Klay Thompson’s father played basketball for the Portland Trail Blazers, LA Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs. His estimated net worth is about $18 million.

ADVERTISEMENT
Klay Thompson with mom
Klay with his mother Julie Thompson at the Whitehouse (Via Instagram)

Julie Thompson’s net worth, however, is not known as of today. Meanwhile, Klay Thomspon has already made an impressive fortune for himself playing for the Golden State Warriors.

Klay Thompson’s parents’ young photos

Klay Thompson parents
Klay and brother Mychel with parents Julie and Mychal Thompson (Via Instagram)
Klay Thompson parents
The Thompsons (Via Instagram)
Klay Thompson parents
The Thompson family (Via Instagram)

FAQs

Q. Who is Klay Thompson’s father?

Former NBA player Mychal Thompson is the father of Warriors guard Klay Thompson.

Q. Who is Klay Thompson’s father?

Julie White Thompson is the mother of NBA professional Klay Thompson.

Q. Does Klay Thompson have any siblings?

Klay Thompson has two brothers.

ADVERTISEMENT
Q. Which team does Klay Thompson play for?

Klay Thompson plays for the Golden State Warriors.

In case you missed: