Jan. 30, 1955
The former Trail Blazers center played seven of his 12 NBA seasons with Portland.
He was born Mychal George Thompson in Nassau, Bahamas, and grew to 6-10, 225 pounds, playing power forward and center for the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers as well in his NBA career.
The Blazers picked him No. 1 overall in the 1978 draft, after his college performances for Minnesota.
Thompson works as a radio color commentator for the Lakers and in Los Angeles.