Tristan Thompson is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. In 2016, he was part of the Cleveland Cavaliers team that won the 2016 NBA Championships.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Tristan Trevor James Thompson was born on March 13, 1991, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He stands 206 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 115 kg. He is right-handed and he is a center and a power forward.

He became an American citizen in 2020. In 2013, he founded the Amari Thompson Fund in honor of his brother Amari Thompson who has a neurological disorder.

Team 208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.06 m / 115 kg
Born 13 Mar 1991
Nationality Canada Canada
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Double T
Team History
208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland 2023 - present
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles 2023
207 chicago bulls Chicago 2022
210 indiana pacers Indiana 2022
233 sacramento kings Sacramento 2021 - 2022
26 boston celtics Boston 2020 - 2021
208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland 2011 - 2020

Thompson is known for having had relationships and having children with several famous women, including Khloe Kardashian.

High School and College Career

He attended St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. Later, he attended Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. For college, he committed to play college basketball for the University of Texas and was there from 2010 to 2011.

In 2010, he was named a McDonald’s All-American. In 2011, he was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

Professional Career

Thompson declared for the NBA Draft on April 21, 2011.

The Cleveland Cavaliers picked Thompson in the 2011 NBA draft. As the fourth overall drafted, Thompson became the highest-drafted player from Canada in the league’s history at that time. While initially coming off the bench, his minutes on-court steadily increased as he continued to show his skills on both sides of the court.

In his first season, he also became the first Canadian to receive All-Rookie team honors. During the 2012 to 2013 Season, he ranked fifth in the NBA when it came to offensive rebounds and the first among his peers.

Even as he switched his shooting hand to his right from the left, he still dominated on the court. He was among the leaders in the Eastern Conference and had 36 double-doubles on his record. In the 2014 to 2015 Season, he was recognized as one the best rebounders in the NBA.

Thompson signed with the Cavaliers again on October 22, 2015. He broke the record for having the most consecutive games played with the Cavaliers at 362. Thompson was instrumental in helping the Cavaliers win against the Golden State Warriors, winning the NBA Championships.

In the 2016 to 2017 Season, he became the first player to play 400 consecutive regular season games for the Cavaliers. In the next season, he missed several games as he suffered from a left calf strain.

From 2020 to 2021, he played for the Boston Celtics. He started having trouble with his career at this time and from 2021 to early 2023, he jumped around, playing for the Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

He returned to the Cavaliers in 2023.

Career Highlights

  • 2016 - NBA champion
  • 2012 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2011 - Second-team All-Big 12
  • 2011 - Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2010 - Second-team Parade All-American
  • 2010 - McDonald’s All-American

Medal record, Men’s basketball, Representing Canada

  • Bronze - 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship Formosa

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