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  • tarheelfan41 Nov 10, 2012

    I grew up watching Thompson. He maybe the greatest ACC player ever. I could make a great arguement for him I'm sure. He was the greatest athelete I've ever seen play the game. He could jump out of the gym. I hated him soooo bad! lol (not a State College fan). I'd loved for him to have played when dunking and three pointers were allowed. He may have AVERAGED 40+ a game. Sorry he has financial problems to part with the keepsakes.

    Now my point. WHY DOESN'T SOME WELL TO DO WOLFPECKER BUY EVERYTHING AND GIVE IT BACK TO HIM!!!! Take care of your own. Take care of the guy that brought so much notariety and $$$ to State College. He still is so closely related to State College you should be ashamed if your all time greatest player EVER sells his rings and things to some slimey penciled neck geek to drool all over.

  • PITNSMOKE Nov 9, 2012

    Tarheel Born Congratulations! You made me laugh at a moment i thought was very immature. bichonman we forgive you, i know you were not thinking. You earned my respect Tarheel Born. GO STATE!

  • Tarheel born Nov 9, 2012

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    May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your home when you're down and least expect it for your callous statement.

  • StunGunn Nov 9, 2012

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    I saw that show as well - what an eye opener!

    In this economy, there are many, many folks living paycheck to paycheck, and all it takes is one misfortune - like losing your job or having a loved one fall ill to put you over the brink. I hope folks who can afford it step up to the plate and buy or donate to what is obviously a very good cause.

  • StunGunn Nov 9, 2012

    Hate to see DT having to sell memorabilia that must mean a lot to him in order to pay medical bills. It would be wonderful if someone bought the ring and then gave it back to him, like peyton1717 said.

  • Toddler10-21 Nov 9, 2012

    My prayers go out to the Thompson family.

  • mxteam44 Nov 8, 2012

    Sad to hear his wife has health issues. Mistakes or not, he's looking for ways to support his family. I sincerely hope some NCSU alum buys some things, especially his championship ring, and gives it back to him. You just never know when a family member is going to get sick and need very expensive medical care. Next week, it could be you!
    Prayers for the Thompson family.

  • Aint ur day Nov 8, 2012

    I watched the ESPN show 30 for 30 called "BROKE" a few weeks back. It details what pro athletes go through after retirement. Most have financial difficulties within 2 years after. Obviously he has done well over the years but, everyone hits a bumps or hard times on the road of life...get off his back! If David has family financial issues and he his trying to make ends meet, in this economy you have to step up and make sacrifices to pay the bills. My hat is off to him, very unselfish and hopefully he will get the financial help needed to get whatever it is taken care of.

  • ylmclean73 Nov 8, 2012

    They didn't have multi million dollar salaries back in his day.

  • senor wuf Nov 8, 2012

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    Go crawl in a hole until the end of your days, please.

  • Room 101 Nov 8, 2012

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    "Classful" statement. Aren't you late for your book burning?

  • bichonman Nov 8, 2012

    Guess sniffing the white stuff got costly. To bad

  • ncstateforever Nov 8, 2012

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    I believe he played most his time with Denver with the ABA. He did make some mistakes in his life, but turn his life around and has tried to spend his life helping others. It's very hard to prepare for the future. Many of the former NBA, and NFL players are having trouble surviving after playing pro sports. David is a good man. If he is having problems, then he deserves the support of all the people who he gave so much to. I know there are many people interested in obtaining some of his awards, and trophies, but for me, I just hope David is ok and the same for his family.

  • Native NC gal Nov 8, 2012

    Classy

  • Got Peart Nov 8, 2012

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    No secret he made mistakes in the past, as have many others, but he's over come them. He played in an era where you didn't make $20M/year in the NBA. He never had a contract over $800K. Still a ton of money - even at that time.

    That being said. Unless you have a sense for how medical bills stack up, then you need to keep your mouth shut. My mother has to take montly injections for a nerve disorder - each injection is pretty expensive - don't know exact figures, but it comes to Tens of thousands of dollars per year. My parents are both retired, and my father had to go back to work to retain benefits, otherwise they'd most likley be living with either myself or my sister.

    So unless you REALLY understand the situation, and know what they're facing - best to keep comments like that to yourself. Kharma has a funny way of coming back to you. I hope it is something you never have to face.

  • Luv2Camp Nov 8, 2012

    State should pick one game this year and ask fans to donate. I am a STH and will gladly put a $20 in that kettle.

  • 4tarheels Nov 8, 2012

    Sad. Hope his family issues work out.

  • No Party Affiliate Nov 8, 2012

    Not sure if State has a Basketball hall of fame like UNC does but those possessions would be a nice piece. I would hope NC state alum or someone affiliated with the college would buy those for display purposes.

  • Runt over again Nov 8, 2012

    Just another has been pawning off junk because he mismanaged his finances and now cant pay bills. Not the first time this has ever happened.

  • tdouble232323 Nov 8, 2012

    Does he have a job? Seems like the best way to make some money.

  • buco Nov 8, 2012

    He wants to do it for the fans, how can he say that with a straight face

  • Wags Nov 8, 2012

    I don't see where it says his wife is ill. it just says he is doing some family planning.

  • Sound Tech Nov 8, 2012

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    Let me fix your quote. The best college player to ever play in the ACC and NCAA. Not trying to be sarcastic, that's just the way I feel about David Thompson.

  • Elvisisdead Nov 8, 2012

    Probably the best college player ever to play in the ACC. I wish him the best.

  • Got Peart Nov 8, 2012

    This is sad to me. Not that he is selling his memorabilia, but the reason as to why he's selling it. FAmily is more important that stuff. I'm sure it means a lot to him, but I'm sure his wife means more.

    I would not be surprised to see fans bid on these items and either donate them back to NCState, or back to DT himself.

    I've met hima few times and for someone that was a superstar in his time, he is now a truly humble and nice man. Always greets with you a handshake, a smile, and a "Go Pack"

    DT - prayers for you and your wife. I hope she has a full and speedy recovery!

  • PacknoPride Nov 8, 2012

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    Why was this taken in a negative way? I have a lot of respect for David Thompson. He was a great player and gave so much to the ACC and college basketball. I think all fans would be willing to help him in his time of need. I'm willing but I doubt if I can afford to buy any of his memorabilia. How is it wrong to want to help David?

  • iron fist Nov 8, 2012

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    I agree praying for him and his wife My God bless them both.

  • peyton1717 Nov 8, 2012

    Maybe a State alum will buy the ring and give it back to him. I am sure that is one piece of his collection he hates to sell. Prayers for his wife!

  • still heelman1973 Nov 8, 2012

    That's sad.

  • Tarheel born Nov 8, 2012

    A great player, respected the game and his teammates, respected and honored his University and is a genuinely good guy. It was a pleasure to watch him when I was a young 20 year old, as long it wasn't against UNC ;-)

    I wish him good luck....

  • zonk Nov 8, 2012

    I was about 13 when he played at State and he was so amazing to me. I almost became a State fan watching him but didn't.

  • VT1994Hokie Nov 8, 2012

    One of the greatest players ever. Sorry to hear about his wife, and hope that she will recover soon. Saying a prayer.

  • axepack Nov 8, 2012

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    State fans do have a fund raising money for him. It's called the "buy his C R A P at the auction fund."

  • PacknoPride Nov 8, 2012

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    Why wouldn't State fans have a fund raising for him, if he has a lot of medical bills? Maybe PackPride could get it started. Hell, I'll donate, just tell me where to send the money.

  • 1UNC Nov 8, 2012

    it's his stuff and he can auction it he wants to. The reason does not matter. I have met Mr Thompson several times and he is a really nice man. If his wife is sick I really hate to hear that.

  • axepack Nov 8, 2012

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    Why could that possibly matter to you? From what I understand, his wife is ill and racking up some high medical bills.

  • UConnrulz Nov 8, 2012

    Dang I thought it was for charity.

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