Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Where Are They Now: Mychal Thompson

This edition of "Where Are They Now" features the former Blazer, Spur, and Laker Mychal Thompson. He currently works as the radio color commentator for the Lakers. He is also a co-host of the Loose Cannons radio show on AM 570, the Lakers flagship station. Mychal Thompson is notorious for his laid back Bohemian demeanor and his play on words style of humor. For example, before Pau Gasol was traded to the Lakers, Thompson would call him Pau "Gasoft" as a reference to his lack of physical play. Mychal Thompson was the star player of his Minnesota Golden Golphers basketball team. He was the top pick of the 1978 NBA draft after being selected by the Portland Trailblazers. After a successful tenure with the Blazers, Thompson spent a short time with the Spurs. Afterwards, he was traded to the Lakers, where he became an integral part of the Laker championship teams of the 1980s.

Here is a classic exchange between Mychal Thompson and the legendary Chick Hearn.

1 comment:

Wildwill said...

I listen to MT almost every day on KLAC, he's certainly interesting to hear. You can download podcasts of their broadcasts on the station's website, well worth listening to.