Mychal Thompson Thinks That Klay Thompson Finishing His Career With the Lakers Instead of the Mavericks Could Have Been a Fairytale Ending

Klay Thompson, Mychal Thompson

The Former Golden State Warriors guard, after a long journey of speculations, finally made the decision for his next landing spot. Klay Thompson rejected a two-year, $48 million contract in lieu of a more significant income when he accepted a three-year, $50 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. However, Klay’s father, Mychal Thompson, had a different plan for his son. According to the recent reports by NBA Insider Mark Medina, Mychal Thompson, on his sales pitch, made some bold statements about his son and his dream team. He mentioned that the Los Angeles Lakers was the perfect team for Klay as he grew up watching his favorite players, Kobe Bryant, and the Lakers.

“I thought that would be a fitting end for Klay to play in Kobe’s uniform and for the franchise that Kobe represented. That would’ve been a nice bookend to his career. But it wasn’t meant to be, so be it.” Mychal Thompson said.

According to StatMuse, Thompson averaged 17.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 77 games in 2023-24.

Klay Thompson’s Decision Leaves His Dad Disappointed

The Lakers attempted to add Thompson to their roster, but he had other plans. Mychal expressed disappointment that Klay rejected the Lakers’ offer and accepted the Mavericks’ offer. He also mentioned that it’s Klay’s choice as he is a grown man, and a father can only advise his son; the decision will be best made by the son himself.

I mean, obviously, it’s Klay’s decision, it’s his life, he’s a grown man, 34 years of age. Just like we were 34 one time and our fathers used to give us advice and, you know, we would choose our own path. And that’s fine, that’s what life is supposed to be about.” Klay Thomspn’s father said.

However, After Klay’s exit from the Warriors, Thompson’s former teammates paid tribute to him. The Warriors’ star player, Stephen Curry, honored the 34-year-old guard by uploading several images on his Instagram story with a heartfelt message. On the other hand, Draymond Green also opened up during the latest episode of ‘The Draymond Green Show‘ and spoke candidly about Klay’s departure from the team.

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