Klay Thompson Arrested: Klay Thompson, a twenty-year-old, was concerned about what his parents would do when they found out about the event he had during his senior year of college. Klay Thompson’s SUV was stopped near a university campus in 2011 when he was still a player for the Washington State Cougars because of a broken headlight.
After the police officer detected the stench of marijuana, he searched the area and located a bag; Thompson was then cited for possession of marijuana. It happened hours after the Cougars trounced USC 85-77, with Thompson scoring 22 points. Klay Thompson was arrested.
Mychal Thompson, Klay’s father and the first choice in the 1978 NBA Draft and a former NBA forward, remarked on the radio, “I can’t put into words how disappointed I am in my kid.” When asked about his favorite memory from college on the All The Smoke podcast hosted by Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, Klay Thompson finally revealed the police interaction.
“In my pocket, I have a nice little sac of marijuana. It will be a good evening, perfect for playing Rock Band and unwinding. In addition, while driving, I notice a series of flashing lights and think, “No way, what the heck is going on?”
“As soon as I get into my driveway. And I just go, “Ohhh.” And they were all like, “Sir, your taillight is out, and we can smell weed.” When asked, “Can you get out of the car?” Do you not need a warrant for that? I asked. We can get one, they say. I replied, “Whatever, man, just search the car.”
“I was already feeling frustrated, and now they’ve cuffed me. For a bag of pot, I thought. They threw me into the automobile’s trunk but did not transport me downtown. I was relegated to the back and thought, “My folks are going to be so angry.”
They must be heartbroken. Gosh.'” Klay Thompson was picked by the Golden State Warriors later that year, and his marijuana arrest had no impact on his NBA career. Now 32 years old, Thompson was GSW’s No. 11 overall choice in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Thompson has averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 649 games (612 starts) for the Warriors. Five times he was selected to play in the All-Star Game, he was a member of four NBA championship teams. If you believe this is interesting, please discuss it with the other people you know. Visit Newswatchlist.com for the most recent news and updates regarding famous people.