Klay Thompson’s dad ate burgers, watched WWE Raw during Game 7
There are things in life that dads pull off perfectly, like dropping puntastic jokes and walking around the house with a majestic beer gut.
Klay Thompson’s dad Mychal, though, may have done a move so epically dad-like it deserves a plaque, or maybe a burger.
When the Golden State Warriors completed their comeback against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, Mychal wasn’t at Oracle Arena and he wasn’t even watching the game.
Golden State was down 3-1 in the series and had its 73-win season in jeopardy before winning the next three games to set up another championship series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Mychal talked with ESPN Radio’s Thompson & Trudel, as per CBS Sports.com, and the former no. 1 overall pick said he did not watch the game that gave his son another trip to the NBA Finals and instead bought some burgers and watched some wrestling.
“I went to In-N-Out to grab a burger and I couldn’t eat it, so I had to let it sit there for three hours,” said Thompson. “I was too nervous.”
He couldn’t concentrate on watching oversized men in baggy shorts chase a ball around, so he changed the channel to watch WWE Raw to watch oversized men in tights hit and slam each other to the mat.
Mychal said he recorded the game and put his phone face down to avoid seeing texts or notifications about Klay’s game.
“I was watching wrestling, knowing that the game was going on,” said Thompson. “So that was to take my mind off of the game a little bit.”
A few moments after the buzzer sounded, Mychal’s wife Jus called him, just before he could open the NBA app to let him know their son Klay just won.
“As soon as I answered, I went, ‘Hello,’ and she says, ‘Well, are you happy?'” Thompson said. “And when she said that, I went, ‘Oh, thank God.’ And then she said, ‘Mychal, there’s something seriously wrong with you.'”
Klay may be one of the best shooters of the game right now, but he’s still vulnerable to his dad’s shenanigans.
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