They say behind every successful man, there’s a lady behind. Be it their loved ones or mother, we have often heard this phrase. In fact, popular footballers including Cristiano Ronaldo has often admitted that the lady luck behind his success story is none other than his first lady love, his mother.
And the same story rings for the NBA star, Klay Thompson. The prodigy plays as a sharpshooter for the Golden State Warriors. He is currently preparing to play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals.
And the sharpshooter is fortunate to have his mother, Julie Thompson by his side. Klay Thompson’s mother, Julie herself is an impressive athlete. The former athlete now sits as matriarch to an accomplished family of five members.
Here’s what you might want to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers forward Klay Thompson’s mother Julie Thompson.
Julie was just running in her 20s, while she came across former professional NBA power forward, Mychal. The began dating in the mid-80s and dated each other for a few years before deciding to walk down the aisle together.
They walked down the aisle in 1987 in a private wedding ceremony, with the guest list reading only close friends and family members.
The couple has three children, all sons. Their first child, a son named Mychal Jr. who was born on 1 June 1988. Second son, Klay Thompson was born on 8 February 1990 and their third son named Trayce Thompson was born on March 15, 1991.
Following his retirement, Julie’s husband Mychal began working as a sports commentator, beginning in the year 2011. He co-hosts KSPN AM 710’s ESPNLA NOW along with host Mark Willard.
When Julie Thompson was Julie Leslie, prior to his marriage with Mychal Thompson, she studied at Ridgefield High School, Washington. During her time at Ridgefield, Julie was a volleyball and track star. She then joined the University of Portland. She later moved to the University of San Francisco, where she was a dominant star setter.
For the mother to three of NBA stars and former NBA star wife, Julie Thompson must have it hard time staying out of the limelight. Although all four members of her family are enjoying the limelight, the former volleyball star has managed to stay out of the limelight. Julie doesn’t have any official social pages such as Twitter or Instagram.
Julie Thompson was born as Julie Ann White in January 1964. She is 55 years of age at present.
Often parents who are once as successful athletes are found to pressurize their children to walk on their footsteps. But this way no way near being the case with Mychal and his wife Julie Thompson.
As revealed by one of their sons, Trayce, their youngest child revealed that his parents never did put pressure on him and his two other brothers. He also revealed that he feels very fortunate for having born to such lovely and caring parents.
Nonetheless, they ended up following in their parents’ footsteps and are undoubtedly doing well.