Somebody cue the Dropkick Murphys, The Standells, Gang Green, and every Aerosmith album up to Rocks because Tristan Thompson is headed to Boston. The newest member of the Boston Celtics shared in a Nov. 28 Instagram post that he was flying out to Massachusetts (“[Airplane emoji][Shamrock emoji]”). Among those wishing him “luck” on this new endeavor was his famous ex, Khloe Kardashian. Khloe, 36, blessed Tristan, 29, with a bit of luck – or, at least, as much luck that an Instagram comment full of shamrocks and four-leafed clovers could bring.
After nine years playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers (including the 2015-16 season that saw Tristan help LeBron James fulfill his promise of bringing a championship home to Cleveland), Tristian entered free agency in October and signed a two-year deal with the Celtics worth a reported $19 million. After the news of the deal broke, Khloe’s family – Kim Kardashian and Rob Kardashian – celebrated the new chapter in his life. “Congrats [Tristan] Boston, here we come!” Kim, 40, posted to her Instagram Story. Rob, 33, added a similar message to his IG Story: “LET’s GO [TRISTAN]”
Though Tristian is now 3,000+ miles away from Calabasas, California, a source close to the NBA star told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that he “is not going to let his zip code determine his relationship with Khloe.” Though the two haven’t been romantically together since his two-timing with Jordyn Woods in 2019, he’s worked his way back into Khloe’s life. “He’s adamant that he will continue to fight for her, and he will continue to spend all the time he possibly can with her and True,” the source added.
Right now, Khloe plans to stay in Los Angeles with True Thompson during the pandemic. They’ll see Tristian “whenever [they] can,” a source told HollywoodLife, but with the NBA implementing COVID-19 restrictions, that may not be all that frequent. “It’s too early to say how comfortable they’ll feel about visiting frequently. It’s all very new, but Khloe and the family are happy for Tristan.
The Celtics keep getting closer to the NBA Finals, and in the odd, COVID-19 shortened season, it seemed like they were about to do it. However, the surging Miami Heat shut down the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Final (before eventually losing to LeBron and the Lakers.) When the 2020-21 season kicks off on Dec. 22, it’ll be interesting to see if Tristan is the missing piece the Celtics have been looking for. If they keep Kemba Walker (there were reports that they tried to unload him during the 2020 Draft, per SLAM sports), Tristian’s skills as an offensive and defensive rebounder should help Kemba and Jayson Tatum. Plus, Tristan’s abilities as a screener could add another arrow to their arsenal.