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.READ MORE: IRS Website Will Soon Require Facial Recognition To Log Into Your Account
“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.READ MORE: California Secretary of State: Reparations Should Be Limited To Descendants of Slaves
“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.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested On Attempted Murder Charge In Connection With December San Mateo Shooting
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