Spud Webb

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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas

Spud Webb is a retired professional basketball player known for winning a slam dunk contest. Spud Webb is one of the shortest basketball players in the NBA.

Early Life

On July 13, 1963, Anthony Jerome Webb aka Spud Webb was born in Dallas, Texas. likewise, he is 58 years old. He was born to his father David Webb and his mother Katie Webb. Thus, he was from a poor family that struggled hard to make ends meet. Likewise, he has 5 siblings whose name is not yet known.

And, the entire family of 8 people lived in a small 2-bedroom house in Dallas. In order to solve his family’s condition, he started playing basketball and loved it. In the 7th grade, he tried to enter the school basketball team. But, he was rejected to play and was told he was too short to play. Later on, he improved his skill and entered Wilmer-Hutchins High School. In school, he faced the same issue.

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Caption: Spud Webb with his mother. Source: Instagram

Spud Webb – Net Worth 2022

This successful basketball player has earned a decent amount of money throughout is career. The net worth of Spud Webb is $10 million dollars. However, there is no information about his salary and other asset values.


It was getting difficult for Spud to find a college that was interested in him, despite his good performance. Therefore, the reason, yet again, was his height. However, he became part of the Midland College basketball team, the ‘Chaparrals.’ In 1982, he led his team to the junior college national title. He delivered his career’s best so far, scoring 36 points, in the game against Miami-Dade.
Due to his performance in the tournament, he got the biggest breakthrough he was waiting for. And, Sports Illustrated wrote an article on him and he became a national headline. He was named an ‘NJCAA-All American’ by the ‘National Junior College Athletic Association, in 1983.
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Caption: Spud Webb with his team. Source: Getty Image

Later on, he was noticed by ‘North Carolina State University’s assistant coach, Tom Abatemarco. Through him, he was introduced to Jim Valvano. Jim is the head coach of the university basketball team. Fortunately, Jim understood his potential and offered him a scholarship at the university. During the ‘NBA Draft,’ his selection was not likely, as assumed by many scouts, in 1985. Hence, he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1985 NBA Draft, against all odds.

More about career

However, he made his debut with the Atlanta Hawks,’ starting in the 1985–1986 season. Therefore, his performance was neither too bad nor too good, during his 1st few years with Atlanta. He scored an average of 7.8 points per game in the 79 games during his 1st season. Moving on, he struggled to perform, as his average PPG dropped to 6.8 and 6.0, respectively, in the next 2 years. The 1988–1989 season was a bad one as he only scored an average of 3.9 points per game.
Later, he made a strong comeback, scoring an average of 9.2 and 13.4 points, respectively. In 1991, he was let go by the ‘Hawks’. Moreover, he was picked up by the ‘Sacramento Kings’, in the same year. His confidence started posting and played in the next three seasons for the Kings. On the seasons, he scored an average of 14.5, 12.7, and 11.6 points per game, respectively.
Similarly, in 1995, he joined the ‘Atlanta Hawks with below-average performances. After the 1998 season, he retired from the game. Eventually, he entered the ‘NBA Slam Dunk Contest, in 1986. Therefore, he became the shortest player in history to enter the contest. Besides, his participation surprised the local media houses. Hopefully, he made waves after winning the competition against much taller players.

Personal Life

When it comes to his personal life, Spud Webb is a married man. Webb has not disclosed his wife’s name. Likewise, he has one daughter, Lauren Webb. Also, his daughter, Lauren has a son named Kinston.

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Caption: Spud Webb with his daughter. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Spud Webb is good-looking and stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 60 kg. Also, the player has black hair color and black pairs of eyes.

Spud Webb – Social Media

He has his Instagram account named @spudwebb86, with 26.2k followers in it. And, he joined a Twitter account in November 2013 with an account named @swebb_anthony. As of now, he has 871 followers on his accounts.