Mychal Thompson

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Birthday
30, 1955
Birthplace
Nassau, Bahamas
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace
Nassau, Bahamas

About

As the first non-American player drafted into the NBA, he won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987 and 1988, then began broadcasting Laker games.

Before Fame

His family moved from the Bahamas to the United States when he was young, and he started playing high school basketball in Miami.

Trivia

He was a bench player for the Lakers, but his defense was instrumental to the team's back-to-back championships in the late 1980s.

Family Life

He married Julie Thompson in 1987. Two of his sons, Klay and Mychel, became NBA players, and his third son, Trayce, became a professional baseball player.

Associated With

He was the fourth #1 overall draft pick behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and James Worthy to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.