David Thompson Rumors
Marc J. Spears: Blazers star Damian Lillard shot 21-29 (72%) from the field. He’s the 4th player to score 60 points on 70% FG pct in a game in NBA history, joining: – Wilt Chamberlain (4x) – Karl Malone (Jan. 1990) – David Thompson (April 1978) @ESPNStatsInfo
Michael Scotto: Donovan Mitchell became the seventh player in NBA history to score 70+ points. He joins Wilt Chamberlain (6), Elgin Baylor, David Thompson, David Robinson, Kobe Bryant and Devin Booker. Spida finished with 71 points (Cavaliers record), 11 assists, and 8 rebounds in the win. pic.twitter.com/J6ix2wlXlX
Justin Kubatko: Most points scored by a player over the final three games of a regular season: 154 – Damian Lillard, 2019-20 128 – Dominique Wilkins, 1985-86 128 – Michael Jordan, 1986-87 128 – Kobe Bryant, 2005-06 127 – David Thompson, 1977-78 127 – Russell Westbrook, 2014-15
David Thompson: When I got past 60 — definitely at age 61, maybe at 62 — I could still dunk when I wanted to. But I’ve had a knee replacement, and I’m probably going to need another one. So I don’t try to dunk now. The doctors have told me not to attempt it, and I’m trying to preserve whatever I’ve got left. (Pauses) Actually, I probably could still dunk if I wanted to. But I don’t want to chance it.
In 2009, Michael Jordan had to pick a previous hall of famer to give his presentation speech when he went into the hall and he chose you. Were you surprised? David Thompson: Yes and no. I knew how Michael felt about me and how I was an inspiration for him in his career. But there were so many other North Carolina guys in the hall of fame, and I went to North Carolina State. So it was a little bit surprising that he picked me. I was very happy about it and was really honored to be a part of his day.