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Mychal Thompson

Date of birth
Jan 30, 1955

Ht: 6'10"Wt: 226 lbs.

Birthplace
Nassau, Bahamas

Hometown
Miami, FL

College
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

High school
Miami Jackson

Summary
Mychal George Thompson (born January 30, 1955, in Nassau, Bahamas) is a retired National Basketball Association player who was the #1 pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. Thompson (6' 10", 226 lbs) played both the power forward and center positions and played for the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers...
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Awards

All-Rookie First Team NBA
1978-79

First Team All-American (AP)
NCAA D-I Men's Basketball

1977-78

Second Team All-American (AP)
NCAA D-I Men's Basketball

1976-77

NBA Champion
Los Angeles Lakers
1987-88, 1986-87

Western Conference Champion
Los Angeles Lakers
1990-91, 1988-89, 1987-88, 1986-87

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Basketball All-Stars - 1989
by thesemers Apr 29, 2012
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Weary Lakers hold off injury-plagued Warriors
Kobe Bryant scored 26 of his 39 points in a dynamic second half, Pau Gasol added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the weary Los Angeles Lakers gritted out a 97-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
ESPN, Jan 07, 2012
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Growing Up ... Mychel Thompson
It can't be easy to follow in the footsteps of Laker great, and Cavs rookie swingman Mychel Thompson comes from a big-time basketball bloodline. Thompson talks about his famed father and how he and his brothers gave new meaning to a sybling rivalry in today's...
NBA.com, Jan 03, 2012
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Cavs Can't Cap Comeback in Opener
The Wine and Gold trimmed a 15-point third quarter lead to just a deuce, but couldn't close the comeback as Toronto handed the Cavaliers the 104-96 loss in Monday night's home opener. Ramon Sessions led Cleveland with 18 points, with Tristan Thompson adding...
NBA.com, Dec 27, 2011
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1974-75 Gophers 78.jpg
by 3shooter Dec 24, 2011
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3 questions for Mychal Thompson, father of Klay
Mychal Thompson, who was the No. 1 overall pick in 1978 and would win two titles with the Lakers, knows what it takes to succeed in the NBA. With that knowledge and an admittedly heavy dose of bias, he predicted that...
SF Chronicle, Dec 22, 2011
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Warriors' Klay Thompson makes solid 1st impression
It took all of one practice, and Warriors head coach Mark Jackson was ready to make a lofty proclamation about rookie Klay Thompson: "Klay is ready today. He's ready today. He's a big-time talent," Jackson said. "I've...
SF Chronicle, Dec 14, 2011
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Williams Recommended For Tigers Basketball Assistant Coach Position
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jimmy Williams, who has been training both college and high school players since 2007, will be recommended to join the Memphis men's basketball coaching staff, head coach Josh Pastner announced in his postgame press conference following...
University of Memphis Athletics Department, Dec 04, 2011
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Free-agent Brown unsure about Lakers return
General manager Mitch Kupchak is not sure that guard Shannon Brown will re-sign with the Lakers.
ESPN, Dec 03, 2011
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Cavs PG Davis 'optimistic' season will be played
As the NBA lockout moves toward December and the prospect of more canceled games, including the league's Christmas showcase, looms larger, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Baron Davis says he hasn't yet lost faith a resolution can be found.
ESPN, Nov 23, 2011
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Magic upbeat 20 years after HIV bombshell
Magic Johnson celebrated the 20th anniversary of the announcement that he was HIV positive and would be retiring from the Lakers.
ESPN, Nov 07, 2011
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Lockout videos: Mychal Thompson believes pro wrestlers are the world’s greatest athletes (Yahoo! Sports)
If you're anything like me, you're probably thinking to yourself, "Hey, former Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers big man Mychal Thompson: What gives?" Not because you disagree with the central premise of this segment, aired …...
Yahoo! Sports, Sep 20, 2011
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1977-78 Playboy All-American Team.jpg
1977-1978 ALL AMERICA TEAM: Left to right: Bruce Flowers, Forward, Notre Dame; Mike Evans, Guard, Kansas State; Ron Brewer, Guard, Arkansas; Mike Thompson, Center, Minnesota; Dean Smith, Coach of the Year, North Carolina; Bill Cartwright, Center, San...
by thesemers Feb 07, 2011
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Fan reaction: The Golden State Warriors' 2011 draft (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Another NBA Draft has come and gone, and usually, as a fan of the Golden State Warriors, it's one of my least favorite days of the year. It seems that it's always another reminder of how bad the fortune of my hometown team can be, and you just...
Yahoo! Sports, Jun 24, 2011
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Magic Johnson, Horace Grant, Mychal Thompson, and Michael Jordan (Panini 1991).jpg
Magic Johnson, Horace Grant, Mychal Thompson, and Michael Jordan (Panini 1991).jpg
by thesemers Apr 18, 2011
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Updated the main image for Mychal Thompson
by thesemers Dec 11, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Mychal Thompson
Edited the personal notes for Mychal Thompson.
by roheblius Dec 17, 2009
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Updated personal notes for Mychel Thompson
Edited the personal notes for Mychel Thompson.
  • Added trivia: "Did you know that Mychel's father played for the Lakers, and both of his brothers are D-1 players as well?"
  • Added Mychal Thompson (father) to family members.
  • Added Klay Thompson (brother) to family members.
by orangefro Jul 23, 2009
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Warriors Select Guards Klay Thompson & Charles Jenkins In 2011 NBA Draft
Team Also Acquires Draft Rights To Jeremy Tyler From Charlotte In Exchange For Cash Considerations
NBA.com, Jun 24, 2011
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Warriors draft Klay Thompson at No. 11
If the Warriors really want to stop the rumor mill from churning out possible trade destinations for scoring dynamo Monta Ellis, they didn't do themselves any favors Thursday night. With the 11th overall selection in...
SF Chronicle, Jun 23, 2011
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