Spud Webb is an American former professional basketball player. Spud Webb is best known for winning a slam dunk contest despite being one of the shortest players in NBA history. He is currently President of the Basketball Division of the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks G-League team in Frisco, Texas.
Anthony Jerome ‘Spud Webb’ was born on July 13, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, United States. From now on he is 58 years old and his zodiac sign is Cancer. Likewise, the athlete belongs to the American nationality. Webb grew up in a low-income family and looked to basketball for inspiration.
Coming into a family, his father’s name is David Webb and his mother’s name is Katie Webb. He also has five siblings, Renee Webb, Stephanie Webb, Reginald Webb, David Webb Jr. and Janice Smith.
Webb spoke about his educational status and attended Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas, Texas. He later played on a college basketball team while attending Midland College in Texas. From 1983 to 1985 he attended North Carolina State University for higher education. That’s how he met head coach Jim Valvano, who offered Webb a scholarship. He played for NC State in the 1983-84 season and had 10.4 points and 5.7 assists.
Spud Webb has been a professional basketball player since 1985 when Webb was drafted by the NBA. He played his first six seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, but Webb had his best years with the Sacramento Kings. In his freshman season with the Kings, he averaged 16.0 points and 7.1 assists per game. Spud Webb was the shortest person to play in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, winning the event in 1986 at Dallas’ Reunion Arena. In the past two seasons with the Hawks, Webb has made a strong comeback, averaging 9.2 and 13.4 points.
The footballer defeated Wilkins in the finals with two perfect 50-point scores. Winning a slam dunk in 1986 while playing as a rookie earned Spud dozens of national endorsements from many companies including Coca-Cola, Pony Shoes, Baden Basketball, Sunkist Oranges, Southland Corp, Church’s Fried Chicken. He also left Atlanta in 1991 and joined the Sacramento Kings. He also led the NBA in free throw shooting during his season in Sacramento, scoring 93.4 percent in 1994-95.
In 1995, he was traded back to the Atlanta Hawks for Tyrone Corbin. He also played half of the 1995-96 season with the Hawks before being traded to Andrew Lang. On April 21, 1993, this athlete had over 50 games of 20 points or more, including a career-high 34 points against the Golden State Warriors. In 1997 he ended his career after one season with the Orlando Magic and retired from professional basketball.
Similarly, he was a judge at the American Airlines Center for the 2010 Dallas Dunk Contest. Currently, Spud is the President of Basketball Operations for the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks G-League team in Frisco, Texas.
In terms of his net worth and earnings, Webb has amassed a ton of wealth through his professional basketball playing career. He earned this through his successful basketball career and many tournament victories. Likewise the sum net worth is estimated at around 10 million US dollars.
When it comes to his personal life, Spud Webb is a married Man. Webb has not revealed his wife’s name. He also has a daughter, Lauren Webb. Also, his daughter Lauren has a son named Kinston.
body measurement and social media
The basketball player stands at a Height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.7 m and weighs about 63 kg. Likewise, Webb has a pair of black eyes and black hair. Other than that, there is no information on Webb’s other body measurements.
He is active on social media such as Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram Account @spudwebb86 has more than 26,000 followers. Likewise, his Twitter account @swebb_anthony has more than 800 followers.