The only person happier that Michael Thompson won the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on Sunday may have been Mychal Thompson, no relation, the Bahamian-born two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and father of NBA All-Star Klay Thompson.
That’s because Mychal, 65, who is a broadcaster for the Lakers and the former No. 1 overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft, took great pride in Michael’s victory – as if it was his own.
There’s a slight difference in the spelling of their first name, but Mychal Thompson, who tweets from the Twitter handle @champagnenuts, was fully engrossed in Thompson’s exploits this weekend as he shared the 36- and 54-hole lead and made birdie at two of the final three holes to clinch a two-stroke victory, his first since 2003, in Minnesota.
The 6-10 former center first tweeted on Friday.
And he kept at it, especially on Sunday.
Mychal Thompson was a former All-American for the Minnesota Gophers (1974-78), so all the more fitting that Michael Thompson would win in Golden Gopher country.
This one may be the best of all…
You can just feel the love in these tweets…
Next year’s 3M Open pro-am — if there is one — needs to bring these two sporting greats of the same name together otherwise what are we even doing here?