Tristan Thompson is a Canadian basketball player in the NBA. He currently plays power forward alongside LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thompson played one season of college basketball at Texas before being drafted fourth overall by the Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA draft. He’s currently in a relationship with Khloe Kardashian who recently gave birth to the couple’s first child.
Thompson has made headlines in April 2018 for cheating on Khloe with multiple women in the days leading up to her giving birth.
Tristan Thompson Net Worth As Of 2019: $8 Million
Thompson’s net worth has gone up considerably since he signed a five-year deal worth $82 million in 2015. He’s slated to make nearly $16.5 million this year – not including his endorsement deals. But… who knows what will happen to his sponsorships now that every member of the Kardashian clan has unfollowed him on social media.
Born in Toronto, Thompson, 27, attended St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto. As college recruiting intensified, Thompson eventually decided to move to the states to increase his exposure and skill level. He attended Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey for his sophomore and half of his junior year. He butted heads with his coach there, Dan Hurley, and was eventually removed from the team after a heated debate during a game. Thompson transferred and finished his junior and senior year at the now-defunct Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. He committed to play at the University of Texas his senior year.
Thompson averaged 13.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Texas Longhorns in 2010–11, and won the team’s Most Valuable Player award as voted by his teammates. He helped Texas conclude the 2010–11 season with a 28–8 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns finished No. 8 in the final AP poll. Thompson told media after the NCAA tournament that he planned to return to Texas for his sophomore season but changed his mind. In April 2011, he was drafted fourth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Thompson was an immediate contributor for the Cavs. In his rookie season, he averaged 8.2 ppg and 6.5 rpg in just 23.7 mpg. He was promoted to starter for his second and third years and continued to be an anchor for the Cav’s frontcourt. Between his second and third year, he did something a little unconventional by switching his shooting hand from left to right in an effort to decrease blocked shots. Bold move, but apparently it paid off as Thompson’s shooting percentage increased by 7% in his fourth season, 2014-2015, and has stayed above 54% since. That same season, LeBron James and Kevin Love came to town and changed the scope of Cleveland. They became a serious contender and in 2016, Tristan Thompson and the Cavs won a championship.
In December 2016, Thompson’s ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig gave birth to his first child, a boy named Prince. It was heavily rumored that while Craig was pregnant with Prince, Thompson started dating reality star, Khloe Kardashian. Though both Kardashian and Thompson have not confirmed the timeline of their relationship, the two started dating in 2017 and Khloe announced her pregnancy with Thompson in December of the same year. In April 2018, Khloe gave birth to a baby girl. In the days leading up to Khloe’s delivery, stories of Tristan cheating on his pregnant partner circled the interwebs once again.
Tristan Thompson has been trying his best to win Khloe Kardashian’s trust back after the cheating incident but no progress report is out yet.