Shawn Bradley is a former professional basketball player of German descent. Moreover, Shawn Bradley has also played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, and Dallas Mavericks in National Basketball Association (NBA).
Table of Biography
Shawn Paul Bradley best known as Shawn Bradley was born on 22 March 1972, in Landstuhl, West Germany.
As of now, he is 50 years old and he holds citizenship in both the United States and Germany. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Aries and belongs to the German-American ethnicity.
He is the son of Reiner Bradley (father) and Teresa Bradley (mother). Talking about his siblings, he has three siblings whose names are Justin, Adrianne, and Tasha.
His family moved to the United States because his father worked at the U.S. military hospital.
Shawn Bradley – College career
Talking about his academic background, he studied at Emery High School, where he played high school football, basketball, and baseball.
Moreover, he offers scholarships from different colleges all over the state. He was eventually selected to play for Brigham Young University.
He had a fantastic first season with the BYU Cougars. During his rookie year at BYU, he played all 34 games. In his college years, he earned different honors and recognitions.
Moreover, he took a break for two years, to be a full-time missionary in Sydney, Australia.
Shawn Bradley – Body measurements
Shawn Bradley has an athletic body type with blue eyes and brown color hair. In addition, he is 7 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 107 kg.
The former basketball player is currently inactive on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Moreover, Shawn likes to live a private life and maintain a distance from social media.
To achieve a career in basketball, he dropped out of his education and entered the 1993 NBA Draft. Moreover, he was the second overall choice in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Recruiters were divided on whether he should play in the NBA. Although the athlete’s height was an advantage for NBA teams, his thin body made them question his ability.
The 76ers gave him jersey number 76 since he was 7 feet 6 inches tall. Moreover, the franchise management team hired legendary player Moses Malone as his mentor.
Moreover, Shawn was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Aside from that, he injured his kneecap during his rookie season in the NBA. Despite this,
he returned bigger and better for the following season. That year, he set a record for the most blocks in a single season.
Despite this, he had a poor point-per-game average and was traded to the New Jersey Nets. In the 1995 season, he was traded to the Nets and he quickly find his spot on the team and started showcasing his skills.
He recorded his first triple-double with the Nets the following season. In addition, he was the only NBA player to have double blocked shots in consecutive games.
Annoucement of retirements
But he was traded to Dallas Mavericks under the new Nets management. In Dallas Mavericks, he made some remarkable improvements in the game and was allowed more game time.
He scored 32 points in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. In addition, he was unbeatable on defense and the best shot-blocker in 1997.
Furthermore, he became the first NBA player to come off the bench with at least 20 points, 20 rebounds, and ten blocks.
However, his improvement slowed during the next few seasons. Due to injuries, being overshadowed by Mavs star players and others were some of the reasons, he eventually announced his retirement in 2005.
After he retired from the professional basketball league, he joined hands with West Ridge Academy. Where, he helped at-risk youths in the private school as a vice-principal, counselor, and coach.
Aside from that, he ran as a Republican against Democratic Representative Tim Cosgrove for Utah’s 44th Congressional District. However, he did not receive enough votes to win the contest.
In addition, he has appeared in television shows and films. The basketballer has appeared in films such as Space Jam, The Singles Ward, Studio C, and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Additionally, he became paralyzed after a motorist hit him while riding his bicycle near his home in St. George, Utah.
Shawn Bradley – Net worth
Shawn Bradley has received several recognitions and honors in his career. In 1990, he was Second-team Parade All-American, McDonald’s All-American Co-MVP.
Following years, in 1991, he was Second-team All-WAC, NCAA blocks leader, WAC Freshman of the Year. Likewise, he was NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1994.
In 1997, he was NBA blocks leader and was Third-team Parade All-American, Utah Mr. Basketball in 1989.
As of now, his net worth estimates at around $27 million which he earned from his profession and he has not disclosed his salary and income in public yet.
Shawn Bradley previously married Annette Evertson in 1993. Moreover, the couple met each other in their college years but the couple divorced.
The pair was trolled by fans and media outlets due to their significant height differences.
Despite the negativity, hate, and trolls, they were able to maintain their love life pure and fresh.
The couple blesses with four daughters, Chelsea, Ciera, Charity, Cheyenne, and two sons named Chase and Chance. After that, he married Carrie Cannon and adopted Carrie’s three children in 2019.
During his playing career, Shawn was fined $10,000 for failing to attend a team meeting held in a strip club.