With their hefty contracts and endorsements, it’s no surprise that PBA superstars can certainly afford the finer things in life.
At just 25 years of age, Barangay Ginebra’s young star Scottie Thompson is already earning the fruit of his hard-earned labor. After honing his craft in his hometown of Padada in Davao del Sur, the 6’1 high-flying guard has morphed into one of the league’s most popular and promising stars.
Thompson appears to have invested his new found wealth to good use, as he recently shared photos of his lavish new home on Twitter.
“From Dream to Reality. Always thank the lord for the gift of life,” he captioned the post, showing glimpses of a modern-looking dining area, as well as a spacious stairwell. Fellow PBA players Gabe Norwood, Sol Mercado, Diego Dario, and Ranidel de Ocampo also congratulated and complimented his new home.
From Dream to Reality🙏🏼 Always thank the lord for the gift of life🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/qCttWnqaQx
— Scottie Thompson (@ScotThompson06) April 17, 2019
Despite putting up an impressive performance in the Nike Elite Camp during his senior year in high school, Thompson was not heavily recruited by top programs in college. He went on to play for the University of Perpetual Help Atlas in the NCAA, where he bagged the Most Improved Player award (2012) and eventually the Most Valuable Player plum (2014).
Thompson was drafted 5th overall by Ginebra in the 2015 draft. He has since become a do-it-all vital clog of coach Tim Cone’s system, winning three PBA titles, one Finals MVP, and becoming a four-time All-Star in just his first three seasons.
Aside from basketball, his business venture Thompson’s Sports Hair Shop in Digos has been a huge hit, with franchises in Bulacan, Paranaque, Tuguegarao, and Santo Tomas, Batangas.
(Image from Twitter/@ScotThompson06)