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BTP The Offseason, Day 124: Happy birthday, DT

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NC State basketball legend David Thompson turns 66 today. On Sunday, the N&O published a lengthy Q&A between Thompson and the paper’s Scott Fowler. Worth a read if you haven’t gotten around to it yet.

At your peak, what was the highest you could jump in relation to the backboard?

DT: If you put a quarter on top of the backboard, I could get up there high enough to tip it off. But that part some people say about me also leaving two dimes and a nickel up there and also making change for the quarter? That’s not true.

My childhood is ruined!!!! (I think we all knew the latter part was just a sliiight exaggeration.)