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Mychal Thompson
Thompson in 2012
Personal information
Born January 30, 1955 (1955-01-30) (age 66)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nationality Bahamian/American
High school Jackson (Miami, Florida)
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College Minnesota (1974–1978)
NBA Draft 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1978–1992
Career history
1978–1986 Portland Trail Blazers
1986–1987 San Antonio Spurs
1987–1991 Los Angeles Lakers
1991–1992 Juvecaserta Basket
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1987, 1988)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1979)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1978)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1977)
  • No. 43 retired by Minnesota Golden Gophers
Career NBA statistics
Points 12,810 (13.7 ppg)
Rebounds 6,951 (7.4 rpg)
Blocks 1,073 (1.1 bpg)

Mychal George Thompson (born January 30, 1955) is a Bahamian-American former basketball player. The top overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft, Thompson played the center position for the University of Minnesota and the National Basketball Association's Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, and Los Angeles Lakers. Thompson won two NBA championships with the Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s. He is the father of basketball players Klay Thompson and Mychel Thompson, and baseball player Trayce Thompson.

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