Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson takes in White Sox game to watch his brother play
Warriors star Klay Thompson takes in White Sox game
A fan sitting next to the White Sox dugout at Surprise Stadium on Tuesday drew as many autograph seekers as any Royals or White Sox player.
That sort of attention comes along with the gig when you are Klay Thompson, an NBA All-Star averaging 21.7 points per game as one of the Golden State Warriors' sharpshooters.
Thompson came to watch his younger brother, Trayce, in action for the White Sox.
Klay and Trayce conversing pic.twitter.com/8nao5uMW1D- Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) March 10, 2015
It was Trayce who was in attendance Monday night at U.S. Airways Arena in downtown Phoenix to watch the Warriors, the Western Conference's top team, take down the Suns.
Luis Sierra, a White Sox pregame instructor, posted a picture of the Thompson brothers along with Dan Black, Micah Johnson, Jared Mitchell, Jose Quintana and Marcus Semien after Monday's game. Thompson had the chance to hang out with his brother on Sunday after the Warriors got to town.
Trayce, listed as the No. 14 White Sox prospect per MLB.com, finished 0-for-1 with a walk against the Royals on Tuesday. Klay is hoping to help bring an NBA crown to the Bay Area. The two had a chance to talk in-game Tuesday after Trayce was replaced by Mitchell, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura was unaware of Klay until being told after the game.
The fans certainly were aware, with one individual bringing down what looked like a recently purchased basketball for Klay to sign. He graciously responded to all autograph seekers and selfie requests.