David Thompson

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Birthday
13, 1954
Birthplace
Shelby, NC
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Shelby, NC

About

Four-time NBA All-Star who was selected first overall in the 1975 NBA Draft. He played for the Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics in a career that spanned from 1975 to 1984. He scored 73 points in a single game on April 9, 1978. 

Before Fame

He grew up in Shelby, North Carolina with his cousin, future NBA coach Alvin Gentry.

Trivia

In 1974, he led North Carolina State to its first-ever NCAA championship.

Family Life

He married Kathy Thompson in 1978.

Associated With

Michael Jordan said that Thompson was his basketball role model as a young man.