Tristan Thompson Q+A Up At SLAM

Check out my Q + A with Tristan Thompson over at SLAMonline when you get a chance. I caught up with Tristan on Thursday after practice, and our conversation was posted Friday afternoon just prior to game three at the Indiana Pacers.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) dunks against the Toronto Raptors in the second quarter in an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Cleveland.

Here is an excerpt from that conversation:

SLAM: Kyrie Irving has said that on lob passes he sees your whole hand up over the box on the backboard. Can you talk about exactly how high it is you can jump, can you make change off the top of that thing if you wanted too?

TT: (Laughs) Can I make change off the top of the backboard? I don’t know, but I think I’m pretty close. I can definitely touch the top of the square, that’s for sure. But I don’t know, I guess it’s just my jumping ability along with my long wing span which definitely helps me do that. Kyrie always says that if he throws up a lob he knows I’m definitely gonna catch it. But I’m just thankful to be athletically gifted by the grace of God, and I’m just trying to use that to my strength.

Here is the link to the full Q + A: Tristan Thompson, Catching up with the Cavs rookie

I’ll be back following the Cavs / Pacers game, hope everyone has a great Friday afternoon. 

Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.