About Shawn Kemp
There are quite a few disagreements about how high is Shawn Kemp net worth today. There are some sources which claim that it is 5 million dollars, whereas other ones assert that his net worth is much higher today and reaches 45 million dollars. Shawn Kemp has earned his net worth because of his career as a professional basketball player, although today he is no longer playing this sport professionally as he is retired. He was laying in the National Basketball Association for 14 seasons. Thus, during this long time a huge part of Shawn Kemp net worth was accumulated.
Shawn Kemp was born in 1969 in Indiana. When he was studying in Concord High School, he was already a huge star in basketball and appeared as a starter in all four years while playing for the school’s team. In his senior year, Shawn Kemp added a lot to his team winning in state championships. He graduated from high school with earning the title of the school’s all-time scoring leader. In 1988, Shawn Kemp was named to the McDonald’s High School All-American team. Shawn Kemp chose to play for the University of Kentucky, however, he did not achieve all needed points in his SATs.
In 1989, he stated that he would be entering the NBA Draft. Thus, in the draft of the same year, Shawn Kemp was chosen by the Seattle SuperSonics as the team’s 17th pick. In his first season, Shawn Kemp was the youngest player in the whole NBA. During his second season, Shawn Kemp was nicknamed ‘Reign Man’. In 1994, when he was part of the National American basketball team, he won a gold medal at the FIBA World Championship. In 1995, his team appeared in the finals of NBA, however, the team lost to the Chicago Bulls.
In 1997, Shawn Kemp was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was also the time when he began to battle with his weight as it was reported that he came to the training camp weighing 315 pounds. Later, he was playing for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Orlando Magic teams. Thus, playing in them has also increased the overall estimate of Shawn Kemp net worth.
However, when he was dropped from the NBA, Shawn Kemp moved to play to Italy. However, he did not stay there long as he had to come back home because of Hurricane Ike.