Klay Thompson is an awesome guy, a wonderful teammate, and a great ballplayer. But when it comes to technology and his status as a millennial in 2020, you can say he’s a bit behind.
After much speculation, NBC Sports Bay Area Warriors reporter Kerith Burke shared on Sunday night that Thompson confirmed he only has a flip phone.
Klay confirms he only has a flip phone. For real.
— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) February 24, 2020
As a multi-millionaire famous basketball player, Klay isn’t the type of guy you’d expect to carry around a flip phone.
This whole story actually started last month, when Zaza Pachulia caught Klay on his flip phone during his Washington State jersey retirement ceremony.
Klay Thompson: “Business never sleeps.”
At his Cougars jersey retirement and yes, that’s a FLIP PHONE! 🤣
— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SONTSeattle) January 19, 2020
So there it is, Thompson has a flip phone. But why? Some people are just stuck in the stone age and, no matter how much money they may have, upgrading to a smartphone isn’t something they want to do. It could also be some sort of alternative or temporary phone for Thompson.
Whatever the case, the internet shared a laugh at his expense — not that Thompson himself would be able to see it anyway.