Player Profile

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson

Los Angeles Lakers Power forward

Nationality :Canadian
Date Of Birth :March 13, 1991
Height :6 feet 9 inches
Weight :115 kg

Tristan Thompson is a Canadian-American professional basketball player who last played for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.

He won the 2016 NBA finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers and played for teams like Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, and Indiana Pacers. 

Thompson played college basketball for Texas Longhorns before being drafted fourth overall by the Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft. 

The power forward shared a very tight relationship with NBA legend LeBron James while playing for the Cavaliers. Moreover, the two’s coordination on the court was quite eye-catching.

James opened up about how much he missed sharing a court with his brother Thompson. There were rumors about Thompson joining the Lakers to play with LeBron. However, he signed a two-year deal with the Celtics on November 30, 2020.

Quick Facts

Full NameTristan Trevor James Thompson
Birth DateMarch 13, 1991
Birth PlaceBrampton, Ontario, Canada
Nick NameDouble T, The Janitor
EthnicityAfrican American
EducationSt. Benedict’s Preparatory School, University of Texas
Father’s NameTrevor Thompson
Mother’s NameAndrea Thompson
SiblingsThree; Amari, Daniel, Dishawn
Age32 Years Old
Height6’9″/2.06 m/206 cm
Weight115 kg/254lb
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
ProfessionNBA Player
Current TeamFree Agent 
PositionCenter, Power Forward
Active Years2011-Present
Marital StatusUnmarried
Ex-GirlfriendKhloé Alexandra Kardashian
KidsThree; Prince, True, and Theo Thompson
Net Worth$45 Million
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
Last UpdateAugust 2023

Tristan Thompson Biography, EarlyLife

Tristan Thompson was born on March 13, 1991, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, to supporting parents Trevor Thompson and Andrea Thompson.

Thompson comes from a struggling family where his parents did everything they could to fulfill his NBA dream.

His father, Trevor, was a truck driver, while his mother, Andrea, was a retired school bus driver.

The former Cavalier shared a very close bond with his mother. She worked multiple jobs to ensure his proper upbringing. Unfortunately, Andrea died on January 5, 2023, following a heart attack, as per multiple outlets. 

On the other hand, he has a sour relationship with his father, who once accused Thompson of abandoning his first child to be with Khole Kardashain.

Deshawn served as a point guard and shooting guard for Northeast Junior College in Nebraska. Likewise, Daniel played for Canada and won the 2015 U-11 Championship. The NBA player’s youngest brother is a special needs child and suffers from epilepsy.

The NBA player attended St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School in his hometown. Thereafter he transferred to the American prep school St. Benedict’s Preparatory School.

Following his verbal commitment to the University of Texas, Tristan played collegiate basketball for Texas Longhorns.

Tristan Thompson’s, Height, And Weight

Tristan Thompson turned 32 years old on 2023. Being an athlete, he takes excellent care of his health, nutrition, and diet. Tristan hits the gym quite frequently and maintains a good figure. He stands 6’9″/2.06 m tall and weighs 115 kg/254lb.  Likewise, he has black hair color with brown eyes. He belongs to Canadian nationality with African American ethnicity.


High School & College Career

Tristan Thompson attended St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School in Brampton.

Since it was his dream to play in the NBA, he wanted to improve his basketball skills and speed. Hence, the Candian-American player chose to go to a prep school. 

After through research, Tristan locked his heart at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School. He played exceptionally well in his sophomore year. After that, he had some altercations with then-head coach Dan Hurley.

As a result, the former Chicago Bulls player was kicked out of the basketball team.

He joined Findlay Prep to continue his high school basketball journey, where he explored his true potential. The athlete assisted the prep school in their first-ever National Championship.

Moreover, he helped them win yet another National title at the ESPN National High School Invitational. Tristan was the McDonald’s All-American and the Jordan Brand Classic All-American.

As per his verbal commitment, Double T attended the University of Texas to play collegiate basketball and was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

During his University days, he was awarded Big 12 Freshman of the Year, first-team NABC All-District 8, and USBWA All-District VII honors.

Although Tristan prepared to go back for his second year, he eventually entered the 2011 NBA Draft.

NBA Career

Cleveland Cavaliers

On June 23, 2011, Thompson was drafted fourth overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. At the time, he was the highest-drafted Canadian-born player in NBA history. 

Shortly after, he showed his true worth to the Cavaliers. Tristan assisted the team in getting to the 2015 NBA finals. However, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cavaliers and won the NBA title that season.

The former Longhorn came off as one of the best rebounders and offenders in NBA history. As a result, the Cavaliers resigned him on a five-year deal worth $82 million. 

He helped the Cavaliers reach the NBA finals in 2016. Along with LeBron James, he led the team to its first-ever NBA Championship in its history.

The following year he faced some injuries and could not attend all games in the regular season.

Nonetheless, he helped the team to reach the 2017 and 2018 NBA finals. Unfortunately,  the Golden State defeated them twice to win the NBA title. 

The power forward played his last season with the Cleveland team in the 2019-2020 season.

He recorded a double-double with a career-high 35 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, and a steal in a 115-112 win over the Detroit Pistons. 


On November 30, 2020, Thompson signed a two-year, $19 million contract with the Boston Celtics. 

The NBA player was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a three-team trade involving Atlanta on August 7, 2021. 

On February 8, 2022, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers. He recorded a season-high 17 points, 6 six rebounds, and a block over the Washington Wizards on February 16. 

Furthermore, the Pacers reached a mutual contract buyout agreement with Thompson. 

On February 19, 2022, Thompson signed a minimal deal with Chicago Bulls for the rest of the season. 

NBA Trophies & Titles

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

Tristan Thompson’s Net Worth

Tristan Thompson has built impressive wealth through nine years in the NBA. His estimated net worth is $45 million in 2023.

He signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Bulls in the 2021-2022 season that included $1 million guaranteed and an annual salary of $1 million. 

The basketball player is also the NBA’s 136th highest-paid player and 55th highest-paid forward player.

During his active years, he had endorsement deals with brands such as Beats by Dre, Compex, Moet & Chandon, Mountain Dew, and Nike.

Relationship & Kid

Tristan Thompson is not dating anyone in 2023. However, the former Longhorn is rumored to have reconciled with his baby mama and ex-girlfriend Khloé Kardashian.

On February 3, 2023, Khole shared a cryptic message on her Instagram, speculating the rumors of getting back with Tristan. However, neither of them has verified the news.

Khole is the producer of Revenge Body and stars in Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK). Likewise, she is also known as the ex-wife of former basketball player Lamar Odom.

The two started dating in July 2016. They received a lot of backlash and criticism over their relationship. At the time, Tristan was expecting a baby with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.

The power forward was accused of abandoning his child, while Khloé was accused of stealing him from his pregnant girlfriend.

Nevertheless, they had a good run for almost two years. The NBA player even starred in Kardashian’s reality TV show.

Even though they might not be together, they maintain an amicable relationship for their child’s proper upbringing.

Thompson has a son and a daughter from two separate women. He had his firstborn with model Jordan Craig. They have a son named Prince Tristan Thompson, who turned 6 years old in 2023.

Besides that, he has a daughter with Khloé Kardashian named True Thompson. His daughter turned 5  in 2023. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Tristan Thompson still in the NBA?

Yes, Tristan Thompson is still in the NBA. However, he is currently a free agent.

Does Tristan Thompson have a child?

Yes, Tristan Thompson has two children; a son and a daughter. He welcomed his son in 2016 with model Jordan Craig. Furthermore, he welcomed his daughter in 2018 with reality television star Khloé Kardashian.

What is a jersey number, Tristan?

The professional basketball player wears jersey number 13.

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