OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Already fined by the league for his role in Tuesday’s Warriors-Pacers brawl, guard Klay Thompson also saw his paycheck raided by his parents as a result of the fight.
Klay’s father, Mychal Thompson, a 13-year NBA veteran, went on the radio with ESPN 710 LA to discuss his reaction when he saw his 23-year-old son join the altercation between teammate David Lee and Indiana’s Roy Hibbert.
“I was like ‘you idiot!’” Mychal Thompson recalled.
It appears Klay, who is making roughly $2.3 million this season, doesn’t even have access to his own money. According to his father, Klay’s parents give him an envelope each week containing his spending money.
“He will (find out he’s been fined by us) when he sees that cash envelope show up a little short this week,” Mychal said.
Warriors forward David Lee and Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert have each been suspended a game without pay for starting the altercation, which drifted into the stands.
In addition to the suspensions and Thompson’s $35,000 fine, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry and the Pacers’ Lance Stephenson were also docked $35,000 each for escalating the fight.
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