Tristan Thompson blasts father over unpaid guardianship for brother

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Canadian NBA star Tristan Thompson is not backing down in the battle to care for his disabled brother.

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Thompson was in court this week as part of his ongoing effort to become the permanent legal guardian of his brother Amari, according to RadarOnline.com.

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Thompson and his legal team provided additional information in the case at the request of a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

Thompson had been appointed temporary guardian of 17-year-old Amari last year after their mother, Andrea, died. Thompson has been taking care of his brother since then.

Amari had been diagnosed with epilepsy and other medical conditions that require around-the-clock support.

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In the filing, Tristan explained “Amari is a minor and has medical conditions that render him unable to take care of himself or seek gainful employment. Appointing a guardian for Amari would be in his best interest because it would ensure that someone would be responsible for providing and fulfilling his basic needs.”

Tristan also said that as guardian he would enroll his brother in school, ensure he had the proper healthcare and it would allow him to travel internationally with him, as needed.

“Tristan has been taking care of Amari since their mother died in January of 2023. Tristan has ensured that Amari has made all of his medical appointments, has had all of his basic needs met, and has provided him with a quality of life that none of Amari’s other living relatives can meet,” the petition added.

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The most revealing part of the court documents, however, was regarding the Thompsons’ estranged father, Trevor.

Tristan informed the court he still doesn’t have an idea of his father’s whereabouts and that it would be “contrary to the interests of justice” if Trevor was given notice of the hearing.

It was also revealed that after Andrea had been awarded sole custody of Amari in 2014, Trevor failed to make any child support payments or even make contact after the ruling.

“Before Andrea Marie Brooks, the proposed ward’s biological mother, died on January 5, 2023, she obtained sole custody of (Amari) in July of 2014. Trevor Douglas Thompson was ordered to pay child support to Andrea Marie Brooks as a result of the same proceeding which granted Andrea Brooks sole custody,” the petition read.

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“Since then, Trevor Douglas Thompson has effectively abandoned the proposed ward; he failed to pay any child support despite the court order and has not been in contact with the (Amari) or Andrea Marie Brooks since July 2014.”

The NBA star added, “My only contact with Trevor Thompson in the past nine years was a brief interaction when he appeared at my mother’s funeral. I have no knowledge of his current or recent whereabouts.”

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward said that he has hired a legal professional to track down his father, but they have been unsuccessful.

Thompson, a member of the 2016 NBA champion Cavaliers, has been a role player for the team this season, averaging 3.8 points per game and playing 12.4 minutes a night. He was suspended 25 games earlier this season for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program.

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Thompson, however, has been in the public eye more often for his off-court exploits. The Canadian has been dating socialite Khloe Kardashian off and on since 2016 and the couple has two children together — a daughter, True, born in 2018, and a son, Tatum, via surrogacy in July 2022.

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