Tina Thompson Speaker Profile
Tina Thompson Biography
Tina Thompson was born February 10, 1975 in
Thompson became a member of the Houston Comets dynasty that won four consecutive WNBA championships from 1997-2000. She was selected #1 overall in round 1 of the 1997 WNBA draft. Thompson is a five-time All-Star, winning MVP honors at the 2000 All-Star Game. She led all Western Conference players in All-Star voting in 2001. Thompson has been named to the All-WNBA First Team three times (1997, 1998, 2004) and All-WNBA Second Team four times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002).
She gave birth to her first child, a son whose father is NBA player Damon Jones, in May 2005; she resumed playing with the Comets only two months later.
Thompson is the WNBA's second all-time leading scorer behind Lisa Leslie. Thompson scored 28 points in a loss to the New York Liberty on June 5, 2008, becoming the second player to reach the milestone of 5,000 points in the WNBA.
She has several game-day superstitions, including taking a shower after shootaround, taking a 45-minute nap, wearing lipstick to play every game and dressing in a specific order.
Thompson was an alternate for the 2000 Olympic squad. Thompson is a current member of the
Thompson has also participated in other professional leagues overseas. Following the 2001 WNBA season, Thompson played for Rovereto Basket in
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