Quick Facts of Shawn Kemp

  • Full NameShawn Kemp
  • Net Worth$5 million
  • Date of Birth26 February, 1969
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceEikhart, Indiana
  • Ethnicity Black
  • Religion Christianity
  • ProfessionBasketball player
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1989-2003
  • Eye colour Grey
  • Hair colour Black
  • SpouseMarvena L Thomas
  • Height6 ft 10 inch
  • Weight104 kg
  • EducationConcord High school
  • Online PresenceInstagram
  • Children7
  • Horoscope Pisces

Basketball is one of the most famous sports among the public for its exciting features. It comprises various intriguing skills such as skills, defense, dunks, and many more. Likewise, today’s topic is about a professional NBA American player who made opponent feared with his thrashing Dunks. He is nonother that 6 Ft 10 Inch Star Shawn Kemp. He married Marvena L Thomas.

Shawn Kemp is a former Basketball Professional who played in the NBA for 14 Season. During his playing career, Kemp was named as a three-time All NBA second team member and six-time NBA all-star player. To know more, let’s dig into the article.

Shawn Kemp Background

Shawn was born in Elkhart, India, to Mother Barbara Kemp. His parents divorced while he was in Kindergarten. Following the separation, his mother raised him in Elkhart city, where he attended Concord High school.

The player further started playing basketball in the street courtyard alongside his friends. The NBA forward soon gained attention since he had great skill while he was in his high school senior years. Shawn was named The top 5 basketball player in his school days.

Shawn got selected for Supersonic after college. Source: Brobible
Shawn got selected for Supersonic after college. Source: Brobible

Kemp additionally was a leader of his school team, with whom he won many trophies. He remained top scorer in all of those tournaments. At one time, Shawn was about to be named Indiana Mr. Basketball but ruled out because of gossip of him moving to the University of Kentucky. However, he didn’t play for Kentucky high school because he didn’t reach the minimum score on his SAT Test.

Kemp was compared to Michael Jordan at his age of 19. Source: USA
Kemp was compared to Michael Jordan at his age of 19. Source: USA

With the help of his high school coach, he later applied for the NBA Draft, which at the time considered to be high risk. More to that, he was just 19-year-old at that time. Ultimately Supersonics selected Kemp as the 17th, where he became the 5th player to go directly from high school to NBA. Further, he was compared to Star Like Michael Jordan during his early career at NBA.

Shawn’s Multiple Marriages and Children

Shawn Kemp married Marvena L Thomas in 1995 in a private ceremony. Along with Marvena, he has three children. His oldest son Shawn Kemp Jr is a senior basketball player at the University of Washington. Besides that, he is the father of 7 children from 5 marriages. However, details about his other wives are still a mystery.

Shawn son Shawn jr is also a senior basketball player in college.
Shawn son Shawn jr is also a senior basketball player in college. Source: Amlu

The former NBA player, moreover, considered being the womanizer by the critics for his irresponsible marriages, which later had a devastating effect. Apart from marrying different women, his wife Marvena forgave the NBA star and supported him during difficult times. Shawn also does not speak about other women in public except his first wife, Marvena.

Controversial Life of The All-time NBA star Kemp

Shawn, throughout his career, enrolled himself into different controversies. During his school days, he was accused of stealing a gold chain from his teammate, allegedly son of his coach. However, the most damaging controversy came out after being arrested for possession of drugs and a handgun in 2006. The same year, police arrested him for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Kemp was famous for hitting Dunk.
Kemp was famous for hitting Dunk. Source: NBA Game

His image got even worse after it was found him not paying child support to his seven children from his six different women. On top of that many created a hype against him for his deed and as a result he received hate comments from his fans on his social media account.

How Much Net Worth does Kemp Hold?

Former NBA star Shawn Kemp holds the total Networth of $5 million. He accumulated this amount from his 14 season career as an NBA player.  However, his net worth dropped from $10 million to $5 million. Apart from his endorsement with Reebok kemp was multi-millionaire during his playing career.

Kemp's $2.1 million worth flat at Seattle
Kemp’s $2.1 million worth flat at Seattle. Source: Pinterest

As of 2019, the Former NBA star listed his 13000 square foot house for $2.1 Million. A year back, he listed the mansion for $3.7 million, but now he went cutting down the numbers. He decided to sell Seattle based mansion so as to fulfill his responsibility for seven children, Car payment, House payment, Food for family.

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