Michael Lockwood is a former basketball player, pilot, and also celebrity partner. Michael Lockwood came into the limelight after his marriage with the former professional basketball player, Lisa Leslie.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Michael Lockwood was born in the year of 1972, in California, USA. His present age is 49 years old. Similarly, he holds an American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnicity. He also follows Christianity. Looking at his educational qualifications, Lockwood seems to be well-educated. In the year 1989, he graduated from the Air Force Academy. However, the exact information about his siblings, parents, and childhood is still missing.
Career and Professional Life
Michael Lockwood has a profession and it is of the pilot. He has been serving as a pilot for UPS (United Parcel Service) for nearly 2 decades. Previously, he has also worked as an Air Force Captain in the first Gulf War and Somalia. It is an American multinational parcel shipment and provides chain management organization. He is also a great basketball player. He used to play basketball when he was still in the Air Force. Even though he has great skills and professional techniques in basketball, he did not go to play for the NBA.
Besides his career and professional life, Lockwood also loves traveling and reading books. His dream holiday destination is Australia and his favorite color is dark blue. Similarly, his favorite actor and actress are Mark Wahlberg and Anne Hathaway. Also, he loves eating continental cuisine more often. Moreover, he together with Lisa has also played various sports like hiking, biking, visiting waterfalls, and others as well. But it was because of his wife, he became a famous spouse.
His wife’s career
In the year 2001, Lisa Leslie became the first WNBA player who won the regular season MVP, the All-Star Game MVP, and also the playoff MVP in a single season. Leslie was the WNBA ever-lasting main scorer and was also given the name of the MVP of the WNBA Championship in the year 2002. She was a part of the gold-winning United States Olympic teams in the years 1996, 2000, 2004, and also 2008. In 2009, she eventually retired from the WNBA. Having a height of 6 feet tall in the 7th grade, she used to hate when people would question her if she has been playing basketball.
However, after hesitantly choosing the sport in middle school, she was hooked. When she was at Morningside High School, she took her group to 2 state championships. Leslie even placed various Pac-10 conference records for points and rebounds while she was at the University of Southern California. In her last year at the university, she was given the name of the 1994 National Player of the Year. Then, Leslie went on her first trip to the Olympics in the year 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. There as well, Leslie promoted the U.S. group to achieve the gold medal in women’s basketball. In the same year, Leslie even went on to pursue her modeling career.
Leslie then made signed a contract with the WNBA in the year 1997, turning into one of the latest league’s 1st players. She attended the Los Angeles Sparks and had a good impressive career. In the year 2001, she was the 1st WNBA player to become the winner of the regular season MVP, the All-Star Game MVP, and also the playoff MVP in one season. She even guides the Los Angeles Sparks to 2 back-to-back WNBA Championships in the years 2001 and 2002. Furthermore, Leslie then got back to the Olympic competition more than 3 times. She promoted the United States group to win Leslie picked up 2 more WBNA MVP honors in the years 2004 and 2006.
Lisa Leslie’s Retirement
Leslie then went out of the 2007 WNBA season due to her pregnancy with her 1st child. She then got back to the Sparks in the next year. She even achieved her 4th and last gold medal in women’s basketball at the Olympics in Beijing, China. After that, she declared that she was getting retired from her professional basketball career in 2009. In the same year, Leslie became an author. She brought out her autobiography, “Don’t Let the Lipstick Fool You”, before taking part in her last season with the Sparks. After her retirement, Leslie has also served as a sports commentator and examiner for several channels. In the year 2011, she then got back to the Sparks group but as an investor. As of now, she is one of the group’s owners.
Michael Lockwood must have been earning a decent amount of money from his profession as a pilot. However, there are no exact details about his net worth and salary. On the other hand, Lockwood’s wife, Lisa, Leslie has a stunning net worth of around $5 million. She has been earning a great amount of money from her career as a basketball player and occasional model as well.
After Leslie’s retirement from the basketball career, she went on to be a member of the entertainment industries from which as well she was earning a good amount of money. Leslie has also earned some of her wealth from her work as a commentator for KABC – TV’s Sports Zone. Likewise, she also from her guest appearances in the various shows.
Michael Lockwood and Lisa Leslie‘s wedding was on 5th November 2005 with the lavish ceremony in Maui, Hawaii. Also, there was just the presence of almost eighty-five members including their family and close friends at the wedding. Also, the couple went on to celebrate their honeymoon in the same destination for another 10 days after their wedding. According to some sources, the couple first got to meet each other at the airport. Lisa got to know him when she was visiting her family in Mobile, Alabama. Together, the couple became the parents of a daughter on 15th June 2007. The name of their daughter is Lauren Jolie Lockwood.
It was the same time when Lisa had to leave her professional basketball career for a year due to her pregnancy. Likewise, the couple again gave birth to another kid on 6th April 2010. It was a son and his name is Michael Joseph Lockwood. In addition, in an interview, Lisa Leslie told that she ignored 3 uninterrupted calls from him. But after one month, Lisa herself called him and they talked for straight 8 hours. Also, the pair had their first date after a month of dating each other. Moreover, the celebrity husband has never been in any kind of controversy as well.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Regarding the celebrity partner’s physical appearance, Michael has a height of 6 feet 7 inches or else 205 cm or 2.05 m. He weighs around 91 k or 200 lbs. Similarly, he has a body measurement of 44-32-36 inches. The size of his biceps is 16 inches as well. In addition, the celebrity partner seems to be a fitness freak as well. He has a dark complexion with a muscular body type. he wears a shoe size of 9 (UK). And he has a pair of dark brown eyes with small black hair.
Talking about his presence on social media, he is not active there. he neither has a Twitter account and also not a Facebook account. However, his wife is quite active on social media platforms. She also often uploads some images and videos of her and her family traveling around, wishing on their special days, and also her works. As for him, he has been maintaining a decent and low-profile towards the public.