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Lance is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and American professional basketball player who most recently played for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Brooklyn New York and raised in New Jersey, Lance played college basketball for the Duke University Blue Devils men's basketball team. Thomas helped Duke win the 2010 NCAA championship, their fourth since 1991.Thomas was named to the 2009–10 ACC All-Defensive Team for 2010 and finished his college basketball career ranked 10th on Duke's all-time list in offensive rebounds (255).

In 2011, Thomas was a member of the US national team that won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games. A year later, Thomas was added to the 2012 USA Men's Select Team roster that trained against the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team during its July 6–12 training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Due to his talent, hard work and leadership skills, Thomas has had a successful basketball career. Most notable, he was named the New York Knicks captain for the 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 seasons.

In addition to his basketball accolades, Thomas is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. 

In 2017 Thomas founded Slangmagic.  Thomas was introduced to the sport of fishing by his best friend Kenjuan Nichols while attending Duke University. Since then, his love of fishing has grown from ponds and lakes, to the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico. He has been an avid angler for over 10 years, moving into the offshore circuit five years ago. He is also one of the youngest pro-athletes on record to obtain his OUPV and Master 100 Gross Ton Sea Captain's license. Lance has cast a wide net, morphing his natural-born competitiveness into an ambitious team of skilled offshore fishermen and a unique fishing brand comprised of clothing, gear, charity events and young ambassadors to create: Slangmagic.

“Trust Your Work. I’ve learned and honed my skills under some of the best captains that fish in the Gulf of Mexico. I really take the time to study and pay attention to every lesson taught. I am ready for some big wins with the Slangmagic.”