New year, same ritual!

It’s pretty cool that Klay Thompson’s pregame ritual is to read the newspaper. Klay remembers seeing his dad read the paper when he was a kid, but it's his mom who made sure a newspaper was always nearby.  This influence inspired a thirst for knowledge, staying informed and training the brain along with the body.


But there’s more to it than that.  Klay is a big proponent of literacy and it shows with his continued support of the local newspapers, The Mercury News, East Bay Times and Marin Independent Journal. Where else would you learn that Klay likes chess and may become a high school coach after his stellar career? Or that he loves helping young people and is an active member of his community?


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*Rocco is Klay Thompson's furry friend.

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Watch this video to see one of the ways Klay likes to read his paper.

Klay Thompson reads the paper before every game.

It’s his pregame ritual. Watch the video to find out how it all started!

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Watch the video to see Klay and Rocco wish you Happy Holidays!

Klay Thompson reads the paper Rocco prefers digital

Check out this fun animation of Klay and Rocco. They may read the news differently but agree it’s important to stay educated.

“For me, I keep it simple, I like to read the newspaper.”

It’s his pregame ritual. Watch the video to see why Klay likes to keep it simple.

“Always listen to your mother”  —  that’s what Klay Thompson does!!

Watch the video to find out why his mom suggested he read the newspaper before each game and how it became his pregame ritual.

Many professional athletes have pregame rituals 

..and Klay Thompson is no different. We don’t think he would mind if you copied his. Watch the video and start a pre-work ritual of your own!
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