Canadian-born basketball star Tristan Thompson is well known for his long successful stint with NBA side Cleveland Cavaliers. After playing college basketball for just one season, the highly talented youngster gave up 3 extra years of college eligibility when he declared for the 2011 NBA draft. He was one of the most promising recruits at the time and was drafted 4th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cavaliers. His professional career has so far, lived up to the pump the highlight of which includes the 2016 NBA championship title with the Cavaliers.
Just like his professional career, Tristan Thompson equally gets as much action in his private life. His relationship timeline has been very busy in recent times, especially his highly publicised romance with a first-generation Kardashian. Indeed, Tristan Thompson is a very busy man both on and off the court.
The Baller – Tristan Thompson
The NBA star was born Tristan Trevor James Thompson on March 13, 1991, in Toronto, Ontario. His parents are Trevor and Andrea Thompson. He had his high school education at St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He also schooled at Saint Benedict’s College Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. During his not-so-long stint at St. Benedict’s, Thompson displayed incredible talent on the basketball court.
Going into his junior season in 2010, he was one of the most-sought recruits of the year. However, midway through his junior season, the youngster’s stint at St. Benedict’s came to an end following some major disagreements with the team’s coach (Dan Hurley) at the time. He then moved to the Findlay Prep high school basketball program in Henderson, Nevada. There, the basketball star maintained his excellent form and consolidated his standing as one of the most promising recruits.
For the 2010–11 season, Tristan Thompson played for the Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team of the University of Texas. His impressive performance earned him the team’s Most Valuable Player award. He was equally named as one of the top 5 freshmen of that season. In 2011, after a successful first season with the Longhorns, Thompson announced his decision to give up his 3 years of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft. However, he later completed his college education during the 2011 NBA lockout.
Thompson had a brilliant Rookie season with the Cavaliers during the 2011-12 season. He made history as the first player of Canadian origin to receive All-Rookie team honours in the NBA. Having proven his worth in his debut year, he was given much more playing time as he started all 82 games for the Cavaliers in the 2 years that followed.
However, Thompson’s playing time was drastically reduced in the 2014-15 season following the Cavaliers’ acquisition of leading forwards LeBron James and Kevin Love. He started a mere 15 games and came off the bench for the greater part of the season. Thompson renewed his contract with the Cavaliers in October 2015 and went on to help the team clinch the 2016 NBA championship title, their first in 52 years. On December 26, 2016, Tristan Thompson featured in his 400th successive regular-season game and made history as the first NBA player to attain that feat.
Tristan’s Relationship With Khloe Kardashian
Canadian-born NBA star Tristan Thompson is well known for his off-the-hook talent on the court. However, he is also known in media circles for his highly publicized romantic relationship with famous TV personality and Hollywood socialite Khloe Kardashian.
Thompson and the youngest Kardashian sister are said to have met way back in September 2016. According to the Hollywood socialite, they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend and Thompson’s fellow NBA star Brandon Jennings. The power couple kept their love affair well under wraps for the first few months before eventually, in true Kardashian fashion, the couple went public with their romance on Halloween night 2016.
Their relationship has so far lived up to expectations; a lot of media publicity, a great deal of PDA spiced with a few moments of intense drama. The greatest controversy ever experienced by this couple came in April 2018, a few days before the couple welcomed their first child. A damning footage of Tristan Thompson allegedly locking lips with an unidentified woman surfaced in the media circles. The cheating allegations were however overshadowed by the birth of the couple’s first child that same month.
Initially, the allegations that Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian while she was pregnant were brushed off as mere rumours, however, they were eventually confirmed to be true even by members of the Kardashian clan. The entire drama got even messier as it turned out that the NBA star cheated on his then-pregnant partner with as many as 5 different women. There were also a number of video footages to back up the allegations and so, they were totally undeniable. However, contrary to the expectations of many staunch Kardashian fans, Khloe decided to stick with her baby daddy despite his numerous shortcomings.
Tristan Thompson Kids
Canadian-born basketball star Tristan Thompson has 2 children from an equal number of baby mamas. On December 12, 2016, Thompson welcomed his first child, a son named Prince Oliver Thompson. The child’s mother is Jordan Craig whom the NBA star had dated for a short while. On April 12, 2018, Thompson welcomed his second child, a daughter named True Thompson. The child’s mother is Khloe Kardashian.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Height: 6′ 9″ or 206 cm
Weight: 108 kg or 238 lbs
Chest Circumference: 46 inches (117 cm)
Biceps: 16.5 inches or 42 cm
Waist Size: 36 inches or 91.5 cm.