Shawn Travis Kemp is a former NBA (National Basketball Association) basketball player. Kemp, a six-time NBA All-Star and three-time All-NBA Second Team member, is a major figure in American basketball.
|celebrated name:||Shawn Kemp|
|Real name/Full name:||Shawn Travis Kemp|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Date of birth:||Nov 26, 1969|
|Birthplace:||Elkhart, Indiana, United States|
|Sexual orientation:||Straight ahead|
|Wife/husband (name):||Marvena L. Thomas (m. 2001)|
|Children:||Yes (Shawn Kemp Jr.)|
|Profession:||Former Professional Basketball Player|
|Net worth in 2022:||$6 million|
|Last updated:||July 2022|
Shawn Kemp Biography
Shawn Kemp was born in Elkhart, Indiana on November 26, 1969. Kemp was raised by his mother, Barbara, and started playing basketball at a young age. Kemp attended Concord High School before becoming one of the top basketball players in the country. He was in his senior year of college at the time.
He received a scholarship while studying at the University of Kentucky. However, due to poor grades, he was soon barred from continuing his studies at the university. Kemp briefly attended Trinity Valley College in Athens before entering the 1989 NBA draft at age 19.
Kemp had seven children at age 28 from six different women. As a result, a significant part of his income is spent on childcare. He owns “Oskar’s Kitchen,” a sports bar in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. However, in 2015 the bar was closed.
Shawn Kemp Age, height, weight
Shawn Kemp was born on November 26, 1969 and is 52 years old as of 2022. His height is 2.08 meters and his weight is 104 kilograms.
Shawn Kemp was the youngest player ever drafted by the Seattle “SuperSonics” in 1989. In his second season with the Sonics, he was recognized as a rising NBA star. Kemp’s career with the Sonics peaked in 1995 and 1996.
He and Gary Payton led the team to a franchise-record 64 wins and a trip to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1979. He was with the Sonics until 1997, when he was part of a three-team trade in which he was traded from the Sonics to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Despite his extreme weight issues, he led the Cavaliers to the NBA Playoffs in each of his three seasons with the team. He was traded to the well-known Portland Trail Blazers in 2000. His career began to decline due to his severe weight gain, as well as cocaine and alcohol abuse.
After just two seasons with the Blazers, he was fired shortly before the 2002-03 season. Kemp appeared in his 1000th NBA game for the Magic.
Kemp’s efforts to return to the NBA bore no fruit for the duration of the 2006-07 season. On August 18, 2008, the Premiata Montegranaro of the Italian League signed him to a one-year contract. He appeared in three pre-season games before returning to Houston, and his contract with Premiata Montegranaro was soon terminated.
Shawn Kemp Achievements and Awards
Shawn Kemp earned the title of “Reign Man” at the end of his second season with the Sonics. In 1994, he won a gold medal for the United States National Team at the FIBA World Championship, which was held in Toronto. Kemp previously played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Premiata Montegranaro.
Shawn Kemp’s net worth in 2022
Shawn Kemp has a net worth of $6 million as of July 20, 2022. Kemp amassed his massive net worth while playing fourteen seasons for the NBA. Apart from that, he made millions from the various brands he endorsed, including Reebok. Kemp had seven children from six different mothers, which reduced his income.
Shawn Kemp is a well-known basketball figure who has been compared to Michael Jordan. Jordan himself acknowledged this fact and acknowledged Kemp’s talent. Kemp, one of the NBA’s most talented players, overcame many obstacles in his life and eventually rose above them.