Klay Thompson Oversleeps in China Right Out of the Starting Lineup

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Klay Thompson Oversleeps in China Right Out of the Starting Lineup
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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:

 

 

 

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 still had on the up-and-coming shooting guard:

 

 

One has to wonder if young Klay will be docked some of his filial stipend to teach a lesson about the importance of punctuality. But since they're 6,000 miles away in another country, hopefully Klay gets the advantage of currency exchange and only loses a few yuan instead of dollars (1 yuan is .16 dollars).

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