Klay Thompson recently made a guest appearance on the All The Smoke podcast, where he discussed numerous things from his illustrious career and private life. This interview showed Klay from a different perspective than we are used to seeing since it was filmed in his house and in a relaxing atmosphere where he felt very comfortable.
Klay wanted to smoke some marijuana and play video games
One of the funniest stories from the entire interview was when he got arrested in college for marijuana possession in his last year, which jeopardized his chances of getting drafted into the NBA. Luckily that didn't happen because, as a 20-year-old college kid, he explained that he just wanted to smoke some marijuana and play video games, more precisely, Rock Band.
"I come home, I've got a nice little sac [of marijuana] on me… it's gonna be a decent night. Play 'Rock Band' & just chill out. I saw these flashing lights as soon as I pulled out into my driveway. I was all upset, and they put me in cuffs in the back of the car."
Like any other young kid, Klay was worried about what his parents would do when they found out, and luckily, they only gave him a citation. Klay also mentioned how he immediately apologized to his teammates for letting them down but also to the entire fan base because he was suspended for the next game against UCLA.
This incident with marijuana didn't affect Klay's NBA career since, as we all know, he was drafted by the Warriors and soon became one of the best shooters of all time and an important part of an NBA dynasty that is still making noise in the league today and have a legitimate chance of winning more championships. Everybody makes mistakes when they are young, and this was Klay's mistake that he successfully overcame on his way to glory in the NBA.