Canadian-born basketball star Tristan Thompson is known for his long and successful time with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. After playing college basketball for only one season, the highly talented teenager waived three additional years of college eligibility when he signed up for the 2011 NBA draft. He was one of the most promising recruits at the time and was drafted by the Cavaliers to 4th place overall in the 2011 NBA draft. His professional career to date has withstood the pump, one of the highlights of which is the 2016 NBA Championship title with the Cavaliers.
Just as in his professional career, Tristan Thompson is just as active in his private life. His relationship timeline has been very full lately, especially his romance with a first-generation Kardashian, which has been highly publicized. In fact, Tristan Thompson is a very busy man, both on and off the court.
The Baller – Tristan Thompson
The NBA star was born on March 13, 1991, in Toronto, Ontario, as Tristan Trevor James Thompson. 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 attended Saint Benedict’s College Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. During his not-so-long stay in St. Benedict’s, Thompson showed incredible talent on the basketball court.
When he entered his junior season in 2010, he was one of the most sought-after recruits of the year. In the middle of his junior season, however, the youngster’s involvement at St Benedict’s ended after some major disagreements with the team’s coach at the time (Dan Hurley). He then moved to the basketball program at Findlay Prep High School in Henderson, Nevada. There the basketball star maintained his excellent form and consolidated his position as one of the most promising recruits.
In the 2010/11 season, Tristan Thompson played for the men’s basketball team Texas Longhorns of the University of Texas. His impressive performance earned him the award as the most valuable player on the team. He was also named as one of the 5 best newcomers of the season. After a successful first season with the Longhorns, Thompson announced his decision in 2011 to give up his three-year college qualification and move into the NBA Draft. However, he later completed his college education during the 2011 NBA lockout.
Thompson had a brilliant rookie season with the Cavaliers in the 2011-12 season. He made history as the first player of Canadian descent to be honored in the NBA as an all-rookie team. After his debut year, he got much more playing time because he started all 82 games for the Cavaliers in the following 2 years.
However, Thompson’s 2014-15 season was drastically shortened after the Cavaliers took over leading strikers LeBron James and Kevin Love. He started only 15 games and stood off the bench for most of the season. Thompson renewed his contract with the Cavaliers in October 2015 and helped the team win their first NBA championship title in 52 years in 2016. On December 26, 2016, Tristan Thompson played his 400th consecutive regular season and made history as the first NBA player to achieve this feat.
What is Tristan’s Relationship With Khloe Kardashian Like?
Canadian-born NBA star Tristan Thompson is known for his talent on the court. In media circles, however, he is also known for his highly publicized romantic relationship with the famous television personality and Hollywood socialist Khloe Kardashian.
Thompson and the youngest sister of Kardashian are said to have met in September 2016. According to the Hollywood social critic, they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend and Thompson’s NBA star Brandon Jennings, a colleague of Thompson. The power couple kept their love affair well under wraps for the first few months before the couple finally went public with their romance in true Kardashian style on Halloween night 2016.
Their relationship has so far met expectations; a lot of media publicity, a lot of PDA, spiced up with a few moments of intense drama. The greatest controversy this couple has ever experienced took place in April 2018, a few days before the couple welcomed their first child. Devastating footage of Tristan Thompson allegedly lip-locked with an unidentified woman appeared in media circles. However, the fraud allegations were overshadowed by the birth of the couple’s first child in the same month.
Initially, allegations that Tristan Thompson had cheated on Khloe Kardashian during her pregnancy were dismissed as mere rumors, but eventually, even members of the Kardashian clan confirmed that they were true. The whole drama got even worse when it turned out that the NBA star was cheating on his then-pregnant partner with up to 5 different women. There were also a number of video recordings to substantiate the accusations so that they were completely undeniable. Contrary to the expectations of many convinced Kardashian fans, however, Khloe decided to stay with her little daddy despite his many shortcomings.
Tristan Thompson’s Kids
Canadian born basketball star Tristan Thompson has 2 children from an equal number of moms. On 12 December 2016 Thompson conceived his first child, a son named Prince Oliver Thompson. The mother of the child is Jordan Craig, with whom the NBA star was briefly together. On April 12, 2018, Thompson welcomed his second child, a daughter named True Thompson. The mother of the child 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.