Matisse Thybulle Celebrity Life
Once a Washington Huskies star, Matisse Vincent Thybullle has catapulted to fame and success in the recent months. As a kid from Seattle, he has played basketball for as long as he remembers, and at 22, he is living his dream of being the star player of his team. Drafted in the NBA
Born in 1997 to an engineer father and a physician mother in Scottsdale, Arizona, he is a towering young lad (6 Feet and 5 inches!) whose game packs quite a punch. His family moved to Australia when he was 2 years old and they lived there for 7 years.
Having spent a part of his childhood in Australia, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie recalls that Santa Claus wore a Speedo suit and surfed since Christmas in Australia is during summers! He shares the Australian connection with Jonah Bolden and Ben Simmons, his teammates, and Brett Brown, the head coach.
Feared on the court as a defense monster who wears jersey number 22, Thybulle has sharpened his skills in a remarkably short time and has played a vital role in many a victory for his team. Nicknamed Mathief, he stands up to the occasion, no matter who is pitted against on the court. He likes being versatile, and to guard different positions and different players, and not stick to just one trick or one spot.
His father Greg has been there to watch every game he has played since he started playing competitive basketball in Grade 3, and is supremely proud of his boy. He is a celebrity in his own right, popular for his vocal support and his jubilant presence in the stands while watching Matisse play.
A recent knee sprain and bruised bone did keep him away from the courts for seven games, but he made use of that time to watch others and learn from their mistakes. He realized that he also makes those mistakes quite often, and he trained himself to approach his game in a different way. Having played just a little more than 30 regular season NBA games, he has the most steals under his belt and leads the rookie pack. Ranked 13th in the league with 1.56 steals per game, his lockdown defense against Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James was widely watched and lauded.
A career as an NBA Player
Thybulle is a product of the University of Washington and has charmed fans with his personality and style of playing. Always ready to pounce, Thybulle won the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award during his final season there, when his team also won Pac-12 regular-season title. This is only his first NBA season and he has become a name to reckon with.
Recently roasted by his team for messing up the fast-food order during the team’s flight to Dallas for a game against the Mavericks, Thybulle marvels at how much his life has changed in the past year and the success he has tasted at NBA.
Though he has been excluded from the Rising Stars squad, he has taken it in his stride like a true sportsman. His fans and the Sixers have voiced their disappointment on social media, but he has dealt with the issue with dignity and not added any fuel to the fire.
He knows how much his fans love him and root for him, as they cross their arms to form an X (his signature move) every time he blocks a shot or manages a steal. He also used his celebrity status and fan base to raise money to combat the Australian bush fires.
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