Who is Shawn Kemp and what is his net worth 2018? Shawn Travis Kemp is an American former professional basketball player. For 14 years, he played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kemp was NBA All-star for six times and has been an All-NBA Second Team member thrice.
Shawn Kemp was born in Elkhart Indiana on 26th November 1969. He led his team state championship finals during his senior year in Concord. Also, he was one of the best players nationally. His nationality was American.
Shawn Kemp had become a father of at least seven children by the time he was 28 years old. The kids were with six different women. One of his son by the name Shawn Kemp Jr. played for the University of Washington. In 2009, Shawn was featured in Pros and Joes’ season premiere.
Back in high school, Shawn Kemp was playing for Concord High School. He was the team’s starter for four years. In 1988, he was chosen to be in the McDonald’s High School All-American team. Others who were selected are Stanley Roberts, Todd Day, Alonzo Mourning, Anthony Peeler, Lee Mayberry, Billy Owens and Chris Mills.
He enrolled at Kentucky but left the team in 1988. Shawn moved to Trinity Valley Community College, but after staying for a semester there without playing, he declared himself eligible for NBA draft. His professional career started when Seattle SuperSonics drafted him in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft.
Shawn was the youngest by that time. Shawn Kemp won a gold medal in 1994 when he played for the U.S. national team in NBA World Championships in Toronto. In 1995-96, the Sonics faced Chicago Bulls who lost to them hence they qualified for the NBA Finals.
That was for the first time since 1979. In 1994, Kemp signed a contract extension with the Sonics. The contract was not to be changed until October 1997.The Sonics beat Phoenix Suns in five games in the first round. During the NBA Playoffs, they lost to Houston Rockets. It was a seven-game series in the second round. Shawn moved to Cleveland Cavaliers from 1997 to 2000. He played three seasons.
In the 1997-98 NBA Playoffs, Cavaliers lost Indiana Pacers. He was traded to Portland Trail Blazers where he stayed until 2002. In that team, he played with Bob Whitsitt who they played together back in Seattle. In 2002-03, he was Orlando Magic’s free agent. They lost to Detroit Pistons in seven games despite taking an early lead in the first three games. In 2008, on the 18th August, Kemp signed a one-year contract with Premiata Montegranaro. The team is of Italian League. He left the team after three preseason games.
Shawn Kemp Net Worth
Shawn Kemp career path as a basketball player have had its ups and downs. However, he has accumulated his wealth over time. Shawn Kemp’s estimated net worth is $5.5 million.
Shawn Kemp is a former basketball player. For 14 years, Shawn had played for several teams in the NBA. They include Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic. He has several awards to and a gold medal. He retired though.