Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson

Basketball Player

Tristan Trevor James Thompson is a Canadian-American professional basketball player who last played for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He won the 2016 NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers and has also played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, and Indiana Pacers.

Full Name
Mar 13, 1991
6′ 9″
Net Worth


Tristan Trevor James Thompson was born on March 13, 1991, in Toronto, Canada. He is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended St. Marguerite d'Youville Secondary School and then went to play college basketball at the University of Texas at Austin.

Thompson was selected by the Cavaliers with the fourth pick in the 2011 NBA draft. During his rookie season he started in 66 games and averaged 8.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. In 2013 he signed an extension with the team that made him one of the highest-paid players on the team.

In 2016 Thompson was part of Team Canada during their run to a gold medal at FIBA Americas Championship. That same year he also helped lead the Cavaliers to their first NBA championship in franchise history, where they defeated the Golden State Warriors 4–3 in the series.

Thompson played an important role for the Cavaliers again during their 2017 NBA Finals run, where they were eventually defeated 4–1 by the Warriors. He has been named an All-Star twice since joining Cleveland and continues to be one of their most important pieces moving forward into future seasons.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Tristan Thompson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 13, 1991, Tristan Thompson was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends St. Benedict's Prep School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson enrolls in St. Benedict's Prep School in Newark, New Jersey.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to University of Texas</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson commits to play college basketball at the University of Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 4th Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 23, 2011, Thompson was selected fourth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Five Year Contract with Cavaliers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson signs a five year contract extension with the Cavaliers worth $82 million.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id=""class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id=""class="timeline-title">Wins First NBA Championship</h3><p id=""class="timeline-text">Thompson wins his first NBA championship with the Cavaliers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Two Year Contract with Celtics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Thompson signs a two year contract with the Boston Celtics worth $19 million.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Team Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tristan Thompson is a great team player. He puts the team first and always makes sure to do what’s best for them. He also has a strong work ethic and always shows up ready to practice and play hard.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Rebounder</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tristan Thompson is one of the best rebounders in the game today. His ability to outjump opponents and secure rebounds is unmatched, which helps his teams get easy second chance points.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Gives Back to the Community</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tristan Thompson is an active member in the community who gives back through various charities and organizations. He has been involved with many initiatives such as providing school supplies to children in need and helping build homes for families in Canada.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Canadian to Win an NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tristan Thompson was the first Canadian to win an NBA championship when he won with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started a Scholarship Program for Canadian Athletes</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2019, Tristan Thompson announced the creation of a scholarship program for Canadian high school athletes called “The Tristan Thompson Foundation.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Holds the Record for Most Rebounds in a Game by a Canadian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tristan Thompson is the only Canadian to ever record 20+ rebounds in a single game, doing so against the New York Knicks in 2015.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Played for 4 Different Teams</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">During his 10 year career in the NBA, Tristan Thompson has played for 4 teams - The Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Endorsed by Puma</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tristan Thompson is one of the few basketball players to be endorsed by Puma, signing a multi-year deal with them in 2018.</p></div>


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