After the Cavaliers won the NBA title in June, professional basketball player Tristan Thompson — the team’s third-leading scorer and second-best rebounder — played his first public game after his paternity battle was settled by TMZ. He took to the court that night with Jordy, the Houston native and “best friend of Jordy’s friend” whom he had adopted through the news site after a relationship breakup. He had Jordy in his arms and was hoisting him into the air when someone in the crowd wondered what happened to the man he was playing with.
“@Tristan13Thompson! Did you put Jordy on any virus! nope, we took care of him,” Thompson later told a fan. “Those are all his records that he plays for.”
Thompson now seems to have changed his tune after learning that Jordy — who would have been a front-row guest at an S.N.L. basketball game — was allegedly a victim of a virus that ravaged his face and wiped out much of his supermodel girlfriend’s hair. “He texted us on Sept. 19 asking for him to stay home after he got a little bit sick,” S.N.L. executive director Dana Cox told the Miami Herald. “He used to come here and cheer on the S.N.L. Legends all the time, but he won’t be coming anymore. He’s told us to include Jordy in any future plans for NBA players coming to do a showcase in the spring.”
In a statement, Cox explained that the league guidelines only prohibit “working with basketball players under the age of 18 years with known communicable diseases or on who have seen a doctor within 24 hours of contact with others with communicable diseases.”
The WNBA, for its part, requires players to meet the same criteria to compete in its games. It is unknown whether the league ever banned Jordan, but since her hair hasn’t grown back since the virus killed it, her appearance on the same court as Thompson is unlikely. Jordy has been the butt of social media jokes as of late, although he is no longer listed on the S.N.L.’s official roster. He also left Brown Records, where he had been signed as a featured artist.
If this little thing is deemed a violation of the S.N.L.’s policy on “working with basketball players under the age of 18 years with known communicable diseases or on who have seen a doctor within 24 hours of contact with others with communicable diseases,” the Cavs must not only remove Jordy from their lineup, but also send him packing out of town to play hoops in Greece. They don’t have that many telephones left these days.