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Canadian Tristan Thompson takes title trophy to Tim Hortons (pic)


Tristan Thompson is a proud Canadian, so when it was his turn to spend his week with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, the Cleveland Cavaliers star knew what to do. He of course took the trophy back for a victory tour of his hometown of Toronto. And then he did what any sensible Canadian would do: He paid a visit to Tim Hortons.

Thompson of course made sure to mention that he was following in the footsteps of fellow Canadian Sidney Crosby, who brought Lord Stanley’s Cup to Tim Hortons after leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a title earlier this summer.

Thompson also paid a visit to the top floor of CN Tower.

Thompson’s whirlwind tour of his old stomping grounds continued, with perhaps the highlight being a visit to Brampton, where he briefly played high school basketball at St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School.

Thompson ultimately transferred to Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J. as a sophomore. But the love is still felt for him in Brampton, as his No. 13 jersey was retired on Friday by St. Marguerite d’Youville.

Thompson also received a key to the city of Brandon Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon.

As noted by’s Joe Vardon, Thompson became just the sixth Canadian-born player to win an NBA championship after the Cavaliers crawled out of 3-1 series deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. He joins Mike Smrek, Bill Wennington, Rick Fox, Joel Anthony and Cory Joseph.

In other words, for Thompson, it felt pretty great to be a Canadian. But odds are he feels that way every day anyway.