Warriors’ Star Guard Sounds Off on Brother After Trade

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.

Getty Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.

The Golden State Warriors are a global phenomenon. Basketball fans around the world — no matter where they are — know the name Stephen Curry.

And most know who Curry’s Warriors teammates are, too. Along with Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green put those blue and gold jerseys on the map.

What many sports fans might not know about, however, is the talented sibling of one of those Warriors stars. And it’s not Seth Curry, younger brother of Steph and 10-year NBA veteran.

Thompson also has a younger brother who is a professional athlete. Trayce Thompson is an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In an interview with Natasha Dye of People, Klay Thompson expressed what it means to see his brother playing for the Dodgers.

He also revealed some interesting tidbits about his brother.

Fun Facts About Trayce Thompson

During his interview, Klay Thompson said that his brother was always destined to be a professional baseball player. His hero was Ken Griffey Jr., and ever since he was a kid, he would always be around the game.

“He just really loved Ken Griffey [Jr.], that was his hero,” Thompson said. “I never really remember a time where he did not have a baseball bat in his hands.”

In addition, the Warriors star said that his brother has other skills off the baseball diamond. He’s a talented artist, but no one would really know that, Thompson said.

“Trayce is a really good artist,” the Golden State wing told People. “He actually was a great drawer growing up. He’s really nice with the sketching and the watercolors and the utensils.

“People don’t know that.”

Trayce Thompson, who has spent most of his 13 years in professional baseball playing in the minor leagues, has 111 plate appearances in 36 games with the Dodgers this season. He also appeared in six games for the San Diego Padres this season before winding up on the Detroit Tigers’ AAA team. Thompson had notched a .274 batting average, hit four home runs, and knocked in 17 RBIs as of August 10.

Thompson also appeared with the Dodgers in 2016 and 2017, with 323 plate appearances with the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A’s and the Padres.

And while Klay was busy hyping up his brother, Trayce made sure to return the favor.

Fun Facts About Klay Thompson

After Klay revealed his brother’s talent as a visual artist, Trayce told Dye that Klay was a well-rounded person with an affinity for music.

“[Klay] is a pretty well-rounded human being. He’s pretty musical,” Trayce said. He’s always been kind of a daredevil, but he’s one of the more interesting guys you’ll ever meet. He’s into a lot of different things, but Michael Jackson is hands down his favorite artist. So whenever you hear Michael Jackson blasting at my parents’ house, you know Klay’s home.”

The Thompsons’ father is Mychal Thompson, the former NBA player who logged 13 seasons in the league with the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers, where he won championship rings in 1987 and 1988.

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