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NBA player Tristan Thompson slapped with monster 25-game suspension

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January 24, 2024 at 06:46
Khloe and Tristan’s relationship turned sour. (AP Photo)
Khloe and Tristan’s relationship turned sour. (AP Photo)

An NBA star, who gained worldwide notoriety over his relationship with Khloe Kardashian, has been caught out.

Cheaters are going to cheat!

The NBA announced Wednesday that the Cleveland Cavaliers forward is officially suspended for 25 games for violating the league’s anti-drug program.

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Thompson tested positive for banned substances ibutamoren and SARM LGD-403, which are considered performance enhancers as they increase users’ strength and improve recovery.

The NBA champion’s suspension will begin with Cleveland’s road game against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday.

Thompson, 32, has yet to address the suspension.

Thompson’s agent, Rich Paul, didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

The athlete — who also doubles as a reality star while sometimes appearing on “The Kardashians” when he (is and) isn’t cheating on Khloe Kardashian — rejoined the Cavaliers in September after signing a one-year contract.
 

Thompson is back with the Cavs. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP
Thompson is back with the Cavs. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP


Thompson, who previously spent nine seasons with Cleveland, won an NBA title with the Cavs in 2016. He appeared in four straight Finals on teams led by LeBron James, with whom he played late last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The basketball player amped up his excitement about rejoining the Cavs about a week ago, showing fans on Instagram that he reunited with his former jersey number: 13.

“Never let anything stop you from your vision. Manifested big things. We started here in the land together in 2011 and through thick and thin you were mine,” he wrote.
 

Khloe and Tristan’s relationship turned sour. (AP Photo)
Khloe and Tristan’s relationship turned sour. (AP Photo)


“Wearing any other number didn’t feel right. Back together, Number 13 forever.”

Thompson also said in October that it felt “good” to be back on his old team.

“It’s a real full-circle moment,” he shared with News 5 Cleveland. “The best thing about it is that a lot of familiar faces that were here in my first time around are still here which shows that Kobe … has done a good job building from within.”

He added, “That’s what makes this place really special.”

This article originally appeared on Page Six and was reproduced with permission.

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