(CBS) Stick with us, there are multiple layers to this story.
On Monday night, Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson was involved in a minor skirmish with the Pacers. It was nothing major, but Thompson elevated the brawl, earning him a $35,000 suspension from the league.
But that’s not all.
Here’s where things get interesting. Klay’s father, Mychal Thompson, a 13-year NBA veteran, went on the radio to discuss the altercation involving his 23-year-old son.
“I saw Klay mixed up in the beginning, tied up with George Hill,” Mychal said. “I say to myself, don’t do nothing stupid now, don’t throw a punch, don’t throw the ball at anybody.”
“Then Roy Hibbert turned his back & [Klay] was like ‘now’s my chance’!”
“I was like ‘you idiot’!”
The plot thickens. It appears Klay, who is making roughly $2.3 million this season, doesn’t even have access to his own money. According to his father, Klay’s parents give him an envelope each week containing his spending money.
“He will (find out he’s been fined by us) when he sees that cash envelope show up a little short this week,” Mychal said.