OAKLAND – To get to know more about Klay Thompson, the newly minted $70 million man and talk of the NBA, take a look at his bulldog, Rocco.
“We were trying to get the contract signed, and all he wanted to do was go home to his dog, so he’s a pretty simple guy,” general manager Bob Myers said at Thompson’s press conference Saturday, giving Rocco some of the spotlight.
Asked if he went home to tell Rocco, that he signed a four-year, $70 million contract extension, Thompson laughed and told KNBR he tried.
“He didn’t know what it meant, though,” Thompson said. “That’s why I love him, though. He didn’t care the day before when I signed the contract or the day of. He just loved me for me being his master.”
Thompson was named the Western Conference player of the Week after starting the season as the league leader in scoring. He told the station that he grew closer with backcourt mate Stephen Curry while playing together at the FIBA World Cup in Spain since during the season and offseason the two have busy lives outside of basketball.
“Steph he’s got a young baby girl in Riley, and I got Rocco, a dog dang near like a child,” Thompson said.