Mychal Thompson Biography
(Bahamian-American Former Basketball Player Who Played at the Center Position)
Birthday: January 30, 1955 (Aquarius)
Born In: Nassau, The Bahamas
Mychal Thompson is a Bahamian former basketball player who played in the power forward and center positions, first for the ‘University of Minnesota’ and then for the ‘Portland Trail Blazers,’ the ‘San Antonio Spurs,’ and the ‘Los Angeles Lakers’ of the ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA). He was the number-one overall selection in the 1978 ‘NBA Draft’ and became a two-time ‘NBA’ champion with the ‘LA Lakers’ during their ‘Showtime’ era in the 1980s. He was one of the four overall top-picks in the ‘NBA Draft’ to play in a ‘Lakers’ dream team, the other three being Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and James Worthy. Mychal was often called "Sweet Bells" by fans and teammates, after Walt Bellamy, the legendary four-time ‘NBA All-Star’ nicknamed "Bells.” Thompson’s middle son, basketball superstar Klay Thompson, a three-time ‘NBA’ champion and five-time ‘NBA All-Star,’ is now regarded as one of the greatest shooters in the history of the game. After Klay’s near-season-ending injury during the 2019 ‘NBA Finals’ occurred, just before he became an unrestricted free agent, Thompson made public statements saying Klay had had “too much of a good thing going” and that he would remain with his only ‘NBA’ team that he had been with since his 2011 ‘Draft,’ the ‘Golden State Warriors.’ "Oh yeah, you can mark it down. Klay's going to retire in the Warriors' uniform," Thompson had told the ‘San Francisco Chronicle’ a year earlier, in August 2018, too. "He's going to be a Warrior for the next seven or eight years," he had added.