Just because Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson was in the midst of playing against the Los Angeles Clippers in Round 1 of the Western Conference NBA playoffs, doesn’t mean he doesn’t also have time to date. The night before playing Game 6 in Los Angeles, Thompson was spotted out having dinner with Gorilla vs. Kong star Eiza Gonzalez.
As reported by TMZ, the basketball star and actress, both 29 years old, had dinner at a private table in West Hollywood’s A.O.C. restaurant. And for Warriors fans worried that Thompson hanging out with a gorgeous actress would distract him from the game — they can rest easy for now. While Thompson only scored 9 points, the Warriors still defeated the Clippers 129-110 in Game 6, and will advance to Round 2 to play the Houston Rockets.
As for those wondering what happened to his girlfriend, perhaps now, ex-girlfriend, Laura Harrier, Thompson dated the Blackkklansman actress for about six months. While they were seen together at the 2019 Golden Globes after-parties in early January, the couple mostly tried to keep their relationship out of the spotlight.
After Thompson had a ridiculously impressive game on January 23, he credited it all to Harrier. He started out by making his first 10 three-pointers, which is an NBA record, and scored a total of 44 points, 17-of-20 shooting, 10-of-11 on three-point attempts.
“If it was for anybody,” Thompson said of his record-breaking game, “I’d say it was for her.” Harrier was in attendance on that Monday night and got to watch her boyfriend go off in front of a hometown crowd. In February, rumors swirled that the two were engaged after the 28-year-old Spiderman actress was seen wearing a $100,000 ring, but Harrier took to twitter to clear the rumors in tweets that’s been since deleted.
“Hey, fake news!” she wrote. “My name is Laura,” Harrier said in response to the headline that read: “Klay Thompson Buys Actress Girlfriend $100K Friendship Ring.” I’m wearing that jewelry as part of my partnership with Bulgari,” she continued. “Please don’t fabricate stories about me or my relationship (which you know nothing about) again. Thanks!”
Thompson was previously in a relationship with Vine star Hannah Stocking, but had a nasty break-up in 2015 when she publicly accused him of cheating with a series of since deleted tweets on the social media site.
As for Gonzalez, she previously dated actor Josh Duhamel in 2018, D.J. Controna from 2014 to 2016, and was linked to Liam Hemsworth in 2013 after they were spotted kissing outside his home in Beverly Hills.