No matter which line of career you take, you can easily succeed in it if only you give it your best. There are so many segments in sports, and the most challenging thing is normally identifying which works best for you. As for Kenyon Martin, he identified basketball as his line and gave it his best. Today, let us do some deep research to know about his biography and net worth in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Kenyon Martin was born Kenyon Lee Martin on 30th December 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan. Martin’s mum Lydia Moore is a single mother of two. Martin has an older sister known as Tamara. Although the two were born in Saginaw, Michigan, they were however brought up in Dallas where they shifted to shortly after Martin was born.
Kenyon was not a very good student in high school which saw him move from one school to the other (he moved to four different schools). His passion in football and basketball however, kept him moving as he attracted attention of many universities with his prowess in basketball when he was still a high school student.
He was recruited University of Cincinnati basketball coach after graduating from Bryan Adams High School in 1996. He took Criminal Justice as the main course and he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in the same.
Although it is not very clear about Kenyon Martin’s marriage life, there have been rumors that he is married to Heather and the two have been blessed three kids; two girls and a boy. The two met in mid 2001 when Heather was still married to Dewayne and started dating immediately.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After graduating from University, he took his basketball career more seriously. He joined New Jersey Nets and was able to rebound 1.7 blocks, 7.4 rebounds and 12 points for the team. This moved higher in the second season as he managed to average 14.9 points with 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals making that season to be the best season in the Nets’ NBA history.
After helping his team (Nets) make it to a number of finals, they traded him to Denver Nuggets at 2003-04 season. He played in 70 games in total during the 2004-05 seasons which averaged to 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. He however missed 26 games in 2005-06 seasons due to knee tendinitis. He was however suspended from the team indefinitely for misconduct.
After leaving Denver Nuggets, he has played in different other teams some of which include; Xinjiang Flying Tigers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks.
Net Worth & Earnings
Although Kenyon Martin is a retired basketball professional, he has managed to maintain a net worth of 65 million which is high compared to many other professional basketball players. Kenyon started off as a professional basketball player in 2000 and retired on 3rd July 2015. He made good use of his talent and can be termed a successful basketball player.
Kenyon Martin had a heated argument with his fellow player Alonzo Mourning for mocking him (Mourning) about his life-threatening kidney disease. Martin later apologized and the two became good friends. He is however, known as a philanthropic person which saw him start The Kenyon Martin Foundation as a way of providing for needy families and especially families without a father-figure.