Shawn Bradley is a former professional basketball player of German descent. In addition, Shawn Bradley has also played as a center for the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Shawn Paul Bradley, better known as Shawn Bradley was born March 22, 1972 in Landstuhl, western Germany. From now on he is 50 years old and he holds citizenship of both the United States and Germany. He also has the birth sign Aries and belongs to the German-American ethnic group.
He is the son of Reiner Bradley (father) and Teresa Bradley (mother). Speaking of siblings, he has three siblings whose names are Justin, Adrianne, and Tasha. His family moved to the US because his father worked in the US military hospital.
Speaking about his academic background, he attended Emery High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball in high school. In addition, he offers scholarships from various colleges across the country. He was eventually selected to play for Brigham Young University.
He had a fantastic first season with the BYU Cougars. He played all 34 games during his rookie year at BYU. During his studies he received various honors and recognitions. He also took a two-year hiatus to serve as a full-time missionary in Sydney, Australia.
He dropped out of college to pursue a career in basketball and entered the 1993 NBA draft. Additionally, he was the Philadelphia 76ers’ second pick in the first round. Recruiters were divided on whether he should play in the NBA. Though the athlete’s height was an advantage for NBA teams, his thin frame made them question his abilities. The 76ers gave him jersey number 76 because he was 7ft 6in tall.
In addition, the franchise management team hired legendary gamer Moses Malone as his mentor. In addition, Shawn was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He also injured his kneecap in his rookie season in the NBA. Nonetheless, he returned bigger and better for the following season. That year he set a record for most blocks in a single season.
Despite this, he had a poor points-per-game average and was traded to the New Jersey Nets. He was traded to the Nets in the 1995 season and quickly found his place on the team and began to demonstrate his skills. The following season, he recorded his first triple-double with the Nets. Additionally, he was the only NBA player to have double blocked shots in consecutive games.
Announcement of Retirements
But he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks under new Nets management. With the Dallas Mavericks, he made some notable improvements in the game and received more playing time. He scored 32 points in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He was also unbeatable on defense and was the best shot blocker in 1997.
He also became the first NBA player to come off the bench with at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks. However, his improvement slowed over the next few seasons. Due to injuries, being overshadowed by Mavs star players and others were some of the reasons he finally announced his retirement in 2005.
After retiring from the professional basketball league, he joined West Ridge Academy. There he helped at-risk youth in the private school as an assistant principal, counselor and coach. Apart 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.
He has also appeared in television shows and films. The basketball player has appeared in films such as Space Jam, The Singles Ward, Studio C and Walker, Texas Ranger. He also became paralyzed after being hit by a motorist while riding his bike near his home in St. George, Utah.
Awards and net worth
Shawn Bradley has received multiple recognitions and honors throughout his career. In 1990, he was a second-team Parade All-American, McDonald’s All-American co-MVP. In the years that followed, in 1991, he was a second-team All-WAC, NCAA Block Leader, WAC Freshman of the Year. He was also a 1994 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He was the 1997 NBA Blocks Leader and the 1989 Third Team Parade All-American, Utah Mr. Basketball.
From now on his net worth estimates he has earned around $27 million from his job, and he has yet to publicly disclose his salary and income.
Shawn Bradley was previously married Annett Evertson in 1993. Also, the couple met in their college years, but the couple divorced. The couple was trolled by fans and media due to their significant height difference.
Despite the negativity, hate and trolls, they have been able to keep their love life pure and fresh. The couple blessed themselves with four daughters, Chelsea, Ciera, Charity, Cheyenne, and two sons named Chase and Chance. He then married Carrie Cannon and adopted Carrie’s three children in 2019.
During his playing career, Shawn was fined $10,000 for not attending a team meeting at a strip club.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Shawn Bradley has an athletic body type with blue eyes and brown hair. Besides, he is 7 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 107 kg.
The former basketball player is currently inactive on social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. In addition, Shawn likes to live a private life and keeps his distance from social media.