• Tristan Thompson shared photos of him playing basketball on Instagram alongside some words of advice
  • He encouraged his followers to "keep showing up" if they want to "improve" their lives
  • The NBA star's post sparked backlash, with some social media users advising him to "improve" his relationships

Tristan Thompson doled out some life advice on social media this week, but it didn't sit well with many of his followers.

On Wednesday, the Sacramento Kings player, 30, offered advice on Instagram to people looking to "improve your health, your career, your life," alongside a series of photos from his basketball practice.

Thompson encouraged his followers to "keep showing up. Keep showing up. Keep showing up."

The NBA star's post was immediately flooded with criticism in the comments section. "How about improving relationships?" one Instagram user asked, while another wrote, "Improve being a better partner."

Some pointed to his on-again, off-again relationship with Khloe Kardashian and his multiple cheating scandals as the reason for their skepticism.

"Practice what you preach," one commented, while another person recommended, "How about not being unfaithful every 3-5 business days??? Focus on ball Tristan…"

"Just don’t listen to his relationship advice," another follower joked, adding a laughing emoji.

However, it appears Thompson still has at least two supporters from the Kardashian-Jenner family. Kardashian "liked" the photos, while her brother Rob left two bicep emojis in the comments section, Page Six noted.

Others also said they agreed with his message, with singer and record producer Sevn Thomas writing, "Amen," and another follower commenting, "Facts."

Thompson and Kardashian ended their relationship in June, less than a year after getting back together, amid renewed cheating claims. They previously called it quits in 2019 after the NBA player was caught kissing Kylie Jenner's former pal Jordyn Woods.

An unnamed source previously told Us Weekly that "there was no drama" that caused them to split this time around, adding, "Things just didn’t work out."

More recently, an anonymous source "close" to Kardashian and Thompson told Page Six that they have a "healthy co-parenting relationship."

"They will be seen together with True," the insider continued. "Not the first time, nor will it be the last. They are on the same page when it comes to their daughter."

Meanwhile, this was not the first time that Thompson had drawn ire over one of his social media posts. Shortly after Kardashian shot down rumors that they are getting back together, he called out "gossipers" on Twitter earlier this month, saying they are "worse than thieves" for stealing a person's "dignity, honor, credibility and reputation, which are difficult to restore."

While some agreed with his message, other users fired back at him, pointing to the many allegations of infidelity attached to his name. "Serial cheaters are worse than thieves because they attempt to steal another person's dignity, honor, integrity and self-respect which are difficult to restore," one person commented.

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Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson was booed as soon as he took the floor at the Quicken Loans arena, Cleveland, in a game against the New York Knicks. In this photo, Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, March 25, 2018. Getty Images/ Abbie Parr