During the 2015 NBA season, Tristan Thompson shared the center role with Timofey Mozgov, and helped the Cavs, led by LeBron James to reach the NBA finals for the second time, and eventually come from behind to clinch the championship.
Tristan Thompson is now more important than ever for Cleveland, following Mozgov’s signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.
They need to strengthen their defense, and with Mozgov gone, someone has to step up as a veritable shot blocker.
That objective seemed to be a major concern for the team, especially as NBA rumors speculated last month that Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian were seeing each other and that it might be a bad influence for Thompson’s basketball career.
Many perceive Khloe Kardashian as the cause behind ex-husband Lamar Odom’s eventual decline and being hooked with bad elements of society.
NBA rumors circulated that LeBron James himself was concerned the same may happen to Tristan Thompson.
However, according to a report by Cleveland Tristan Thompson has been doing really well thus far. He’s been improving well over the past seasons and “reports are he’s been a beast on the boards in training camp.”
Not only that, he’s been working on his shot blocking too, and the Cavs have a good feeling this growth will continue.
LeBron James has not made any comment on the matter yet, but it seems that the Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian coupledom has resulted to an inspired performance by the Cavs’ center.
Could Tristan Thompson ‘s inspiration be derived from his dreams of becoming a dad soon, as reported by Hollywood Life? Sources claim that Khloe Kardashian feels Tristan “could be the one”, and that “she thinks they have a real future together — as a family.” More importantly, she wants to have babies with him!
NBA rumors speculate that Tristan Thompson could grow even more as a rebounding force for the Cavs, and hopefully this will ease LeBron James burden of leading the team to a successful title defense.
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