It’s not that Mychal Thompson doesn’t have a seat. It’s just hard to stay in it.
When he’s attending one of his son’s games, the 64-year-old tends to wander up into the concourse, by the concessions. He’s been through this a lot: Klay Thompson has played in 105 playoff games now, one more than Mychal ever played in, and he’s got one more championship ring, too.
Still, something about the experience frays at Mychal’s nerves.
“I give him his space,” he said. “Let him focus in. I don’t like to sit still.”
That’s been their dynamic for years, Klay Thompson’s dad likes to be hands-off if possible, supportive and worried, but from a distance. And even though Klay, 29, is scheduled to be a free agent this summer and could be chased by the likes of the Lakers, the very team Mychal does radio color commentary for, he fully expects that he still will be cheering from afar next season, and that his five-time All-Star son will remain with the Golden State Warriors.