Klay Thompson suspended for Saturday’s game

Washington State star forward and leading scorer Klay Thompson – a shoe-in for all-conference honors – was suspended for Saturday’s game against UCLA, the team’s regular-season finale, after being cited for marijuana possession during a routine traffic stop.

Obviously, with UCLA needing a win to stay a game ahead of Washington in the standings – and potentially a tie for the conference title, if Arizona somehow lost to Oregon on Saturday – this bolsters the Bruins’ chances.

Thompson scored 26 points in UCLA’s win over the Cougars on Dec. 29 at Pauley Pavilion, and he is far and away the team’s best player, and primary scoring option. UCLA, meanwhile, is coming off a loss at Washington in which they led by four with 5:55 to play, only to watch the Huskies roll off a 14-0 run.

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  • Anonymous

    Irie man – jah lives !!

  • ucla-of-the rockies

    Surely, it was medical marijuana. (Joke) At least that will be his defense. Not a WSU fan, but sure respect Thompson’s game (on court) and have followed him w/being the son of a former LA Laker. Talk about hurting all of your draft stock as the character issue will now follow him from here on. If anything, CBH teams have always been a tough sweep. Now, this really helps our chances. It’s probably the equivelant of playing us minus Nelson & Honeycutt. (Which, is about what UWash faced in the 2nd half Thursday anyways).

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    “Them are the breaks!” Too bad for Klay. But, we’ll take the assistance.