Klay Thompson Oversleeps in China Right out of the Starting Lineup

October 15th, 2013 by Andrew Han Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors are in China as a part of the NBA's Global Games 2013. And despite the 15 hour time difference between Oakland and Beijing, Klay Thompson was not given a pass when he overslept and missed the team bus. Thompson was slated to start against the Los Angeles Lakers today but was a late scratch from the starting lineup. From Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News:


Warriors confirm that Klay Thompson didn't start vs. LALs in Beijing because he missed team bus to the arena. Still played 36 minutes.

— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) October 15, 2013  

Game was in China. Body-clock said it's late-late night (West Coast time). Take a nap, body says sleep 8 hours. This is not a big deal.

— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) October 15, 2013  

The most amusing aspect to this time zone gaff is that Klay's father, Mychal Thompson, was actually the one to reveal the snafu. If you recall, Klay still has a very structured relationship with his father. Back in February, Mychal Thompson gave a radio interview to ESPN revealing just how influence the elder stil ...

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