Tristan Thompson is going to have to fork over more cash to Maralee Nichols than expected. According to reports, Sacramento Kings star Tristan Thompson can be expected to pay nearly $40k in child support for the next 18 years. While reports have given that amount, an expert who weighed in on Tristan’s case gave a slightly different calculation. Morghan Leia Richardson, who practices marriage law in New York, stated that there are several contributing factors in terms of child support. Income plays a large role, especially when the parent in question is making millions with the NBA. Richardson stated.