Celtics’ Tristan Thompson becomes an American citizen

Tristan Thompson, a 29-year-old Canadian, was sworn in as a United States citizen just before Thanksgiving. A few days later, on November 22, 2020, he signed a 2-year, $19 million contract with the Boston Celtics as a free agent.

Thompson, who was born in Brampton, Ontario (near Toronto), attended high school in New Jersey and Nevada, where he began his basketball career.

He then attended the University of Texas for one season before being drafted fourth overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he won an NBA Championship in 2016.

He also played for the Canadian National team.  

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