Born in Toronto, Thompson began to show his talents in basketball during his school days. Because of his outstanding skills, he was recruited from some of the nation’s top basketball programs.
He played college basketball for the University of Texas before being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2011 NBA Draft. He performed well enough in his first season, becoming the first Canadian to earn All-Rookie Team honors in the NBA.
In later years he played brilliantly and received numerous awards and honors. He was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award in 2011 and was named the 2016 NBA Champion. She is currently engaged to Khloe Kardashian, sister of American celebrity TV personality Kim Kardashian.