Latrell Sprewell is a renowned former American basketball player. He gained much of his popularity due to playing in the NBA through playing for some of the popular teams such as the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, and Minnesota Timberwolves. In addition to this, he was also one of those named in the NBA All-Star games in which he got named four times. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Latrell Sprewell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Latrell Sprewell was born on 8th September in the year 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his full birth name being Latrell Fontaine Sprewell. He was born to his parents known as Pamela Sprewell as well as Latoska Field. He then went to school at Washington High School which is located in his birthplace.
After his studies in Washington High School, he then joined the University of Alabama from which he played in the college team which was known as Three Rivers Community College Raiders. In this team he dad some of his colleagues which include; James Robinson, Jason Caffey and Robert Horry.
While in the college, Latrell Sprewell was involved in some of the illegal activities to the point that he even got arrested at one point after which he spent some nights in the jail.
Latrell Sprewell tied knots with Candace Cabbil whom they have three children. They were together for 15 years after which they then separated through a lawsuit filed by Candace.
Career, Award & Nominations
While studying back at the University of Alabama, Latrell Sprewell was chosen as the 24th overall pick in the Golden State Warriors in the year 1992. He then joined the Golden State Warriors in which he settled in the team within a short period of time from which he was additionally nicknamed as ‘Spree.’ His first season was not much success, but in his second season with the Warriors, he got a lot of improvement. In this time, he became the best scorer from which he additionally represented Western All-Star team for a period of 3 years.
Following an attack he did to his head coach in practice at the Warriors, his popularity faded within a very short time. This was from a comment by the coach in which Latrell got offended which followed him chocking the cost for about 10 minutes though he got pulled by the teammates together with the assistant coach.
Following this, he was suspended by Warriors for ten games as well as having his three-year contract being terminated by the Warriors management. During this period, he was supposed to get more than $23.7 million. He was also suspended for one year by NBA through which he had a total of 68 games which he had no pay in the league.
Latrell Sprewell was then traded to the New York Knicks from Warriors where he commenced on the bench, but following his performance, he started being in the line-up. The New York Knocks improved in their performance after which they were close to the NBA title through lost to San Antonio Spurs while on the final match.
Due to his performance, his contract was then extended for five years though he then misbehaved in the next year which resulted in being fined. He was then later signed to the Minnesota Timberwolves till the year 2005. He decided to be a free agent even after being offered by Spurs and Mavericks. He has had many achievements such as leading the New York Knicks to the NBA final.
Net Worth & Earnings
Latrell Sprewell has an estimated net worth of $100 thousand. This is from the earnings he has had in his career. However, Latrell has had some financial challenges coupled with legal problems.
Latrell Sprewell had all that he ever needed to have the success he would love for his career. However, following his bad temper, he lost all that he had which greatly affected his professional career. He has faced several legal problems which have cost him much of his earnings.