Warriors’ star Shooting Guard, Klay Thompson, has a special relationship with the Bahamas. His Father, Mychal, who starred on the 1980’s Lakers, was born on the island and live there until he was a teenager.
In his Father’s honor, Klay started the Thompson Family Foundation to aid people on the island. The charity has been especially busy in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Over the weekend, Klay Thompson announced a golf tournament to raise money for the Bahamas and slammed the Trump administration’s response to the natural disaster.
Via Instagram, Thompson wrote, “I am extremely saddened by the destruction of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. When my family and I started this foundation, a main goal was to support my father’s home country, a place that has many lasting memories for us. Now, they need our help more than ever. We will be focused on not only the short-term, but also the long-term relief, while working with local personnel to provide impactful support to the area and people in need.”
He then took a shot at the President. “Shame on our current administration for not welcoming our Bahamian neighbors in their greatest time of need,” continued the Warrior. “I’ve been so lucky to visit my family in Nassau and in those times I’ve seen countless Americans use the Bahamian islands as their playground for letting loose and vacationing. And now we turned our backs on the people who welcomed us with open arms, when they’ve lost everything!? There’s no excuse for this… and if you have one you’re a real piece of (emjoi).”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.