Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …David Skywalker Thompson

David Thompson

Picture a guard 6’3 lightning quick with a jumpshot and had a vertical leap of 42 inches and used it.
That was David Thompson. He was one of a kind. Before Micahel Jordan there was David Thompson and he was nicknamed skywalker for good reason, he leaped over bigger men than himself in the land of 7 footers he out rebounded them he blocked their shot and made everyone around the basket look foolish! Oh Yes class he was that good and more. Would have reanked him of Kobe, LeBron and Michael?…Oh Yes without even thinking about it. He was a 4 time NBA all star, All star game MVP, and his number 33 is retired by the Denver Nuggets. …if you don’t believe me look at the video below and if you can find more footage of him see for yourself.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday salutes…David Thompson aka Skywalker

Career highlights and awards

4× NBA All-Star (1977–1979, 1983)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1979)
2× All-NBA First Team (1977–1978)
ABA All-Star (1976)
ABA All-Star Game MVP (1976)
All-ABA Second Team (1976)
ABA Rookie of the Year (1976)
ABA All-Rookie First Team (1976)
ABA All-Time Team
No. 33 retired by Denver Nuggets
NCAA champion (1974)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1974)
2× College national player of the year (1974–1975)
3x ACC Player of the Year (1973–1975)
3× Consensus first team All-American (1973–1975)

Career NBA statistics


13,422 (22.7 ppg)


2,446 (4.1 rpg)


1,939 (3.3 apg

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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