Tristan Thompson lost his starting job and didn't play much throughout the regular season for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But then he regained the trust of his coach and his teammates and made an impact during the squad's 2018 NBA Playoff run.
Might the controversial power forward be close to replicating this same pattern in his personal life?
We ask this question because Thompson is clearly attempting a comeback.
He was spotted last week at a gym class with Khloe Kardashian, as it's apparent at this point these two are attempting to work out their issues.
Those issues, of course, being that Thompson cheated non-stop on his girlfriend throughout her pregnancy.
Sources have confirmed, though, that Thompson was in the delivery room when Khloe gave birth and the reality star only just returned to Los Angeles after living in Cleveland for a few months after becoming a first-time mother.
Was Tristan closely involved in the life of his daughter, True?
He would certainly like folks to believe so, based on the basketball player's latest Instagram photo:
This is the first time, we believe, that Thompson has shared his own picture of True -- and he's actually done so via an image that also features his son, Prince.
Yes, Tristan Thompson also has a son.
The toddler is 18 months old and was born to Thompson's ex, Jordan Craig, in December of 2018.
She has said on numerous occasions that Thompson dumped her (while pregnant!) when he started to date Kardashian.
As a caption to this parental snapshot, Thompson simply included a heart emoji.
“Tristan is a part of Khloe’s life,” an insider recently told Us Weekly, confirming the romance is far from over and adding:
“They are together, so he will be there. They’re continuing to work on their relationship."
How do Khloe's loved ones feel about this reconciliation?
"They know that in order to have Khloe back in their lives, they have to accept him," this source adds.
And this appears to be exactly what is happening.
A few days ago, Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons went on a double date with Tristan and Khloe.
Moreover, the relatively new mother shared videos of her and her baby daddy doing push-ups and high-knee jumps at a gym in California, making it clear that she's now cool with the public knowing her status with Tristan.
Will the whole cheating scandal be addressed on Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 15?
Yes, to an extent.
"They always discuss real life things on the show," Us Weekly wrote this week, concluding:
"They’ve never ignored a topic.
"It will definitely be brought up, but they don’t know how much.
"They can film hours about it, but in the end, Khloé is one of the executive producers and will have final say on what actually makes air."