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Latrell Sprewell

Latrell Sprewell is a professional basketball player. Latrell Sprewell played in the National Basketball Association for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Early life

Latrell Sprewell was born on September 8, 1970. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. As of now, he is 53 years old. The name of his mother is  Latoska Field and his father’s name is Pamela Sprewell. Likewise, he has 3 siblings Jarvis McCrary, Poinciana Sprewell, and Terran Sprewell. His zodiac sign belongs to Virgo. 


Talking about his educational background attended Washington High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He belongs to an American nationality. Thus, he follows the Christian religion.

Career and Professional Life

In Poplar Bluff with the Three Rivers Community College Raiders Basketball Team Sprewell played competitively, in Missouri, from 1988 to 1990, and from 1990 to 1992 with the University of Alabama. Later on, he was a teammate of future NBA players Jason Caffey, James Robinson, Robert Horry, and Marcus Webb.

By the Golden State Warriors Sprewell was selected 24th overall in the 1992 NBA draft.  Moreover, from 1993 to 1994 he led the league in games played and minutes per game as the Warriors, led by Sprewell and NBA Rookie of the Year power forward Chris Webber.

On December 1, 1997, a significant blemish on Sprewell’s career occurred,  during a Warriors practice in Oakland when he attacked head coach P. J. Carlesimo. Choking him for 7–10 seconds before his teammates and assistant coaches pulled him off, Carlesimo Sprewell threatened to kill him and dragged him backward by his throat.

After showering and changing and again accosted Carlesimo Sprewell returned about 20 minutes later. Before being dragged away again by the assistant coaches he landed a glancing blow at Carlesimo’s right cheek.

Furthermore, Sprewell was suspended for 10 games without pay. The next day, the Warriors voided the remainder of his contract in the wake of a public uproar, over three years which included $23.7 million. For his role in a 90-mile-per-hour accident that injured two people, Sprewell was charged with reckless driving. As part of a no-contest plea, he spent three months under house arrest.

More about his career

Sprewell did not play again until February 1999 due to the NBA lockout, after the Warriors traded him to the New York Knicks for Chris Mills, John Starks, and Terry Cummings. For the Knicks that season Sprewell played 37 games, playing off the bench in all but four games. Starting lineup for the 1999–2000 season at small forward Sprewell moved into the Knicks, and averaged 18.6 points, helping the Knicks to a 50–32 record, led by Sprewell good enough for the third seed in the Eastern Conference, Ewing and shooting guard Allan Houston.

The 2000–01 season saw Sprewell step up with Ewing traded to the Seattle Super Sonics as the Knicks’ leader, scoring 17.7 points and making his only All-Star appearance for the Knicks that year. Sprewell reported to training camp with a broken hand before the 2002–03 season. Moreover, the claim occurred when he slipped on his yacht the Knicks fined him a record $250,000 for failing to report the incident.

Career highlights

Sprewell became part of the league’s highest-scoring trio in the 2003–04 season, alongside superstar power forward Kevin Garnett and point guard Sam Cassell. The Minnesota Timberwolves offered Sprewell a three-year on October 31, 2004, a $21 million contract extension, and a substantial pay cut. Moreover, Sprewell’s agent, Bob Gist, said his client would rather retire than play for the NBA minimum salary 0ne month into the 2005–06 season and without a contract.

In March 2006, by the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs Sprewell was offered contracts, both of which were considered at the time strong favorites to win the NBA Championship. Moreover, Sprewell failed to respond and remained a free agent as the season closed. At the start of that season, the Los Angeles Lakers also showed some interest in him, but nothing came of it.

Latrell Sprewell

Caption: Latrell playing a game. Source: Pinterest.

Net Worth 2024

The net worth of Latrell Sprewell is $200 thousand.. Taylor has earned a handsome amount of money in his profession as a professional basketball player. Furthermore, he is living a luxurious, happy, and lavish life.

Latrell Sprewell has done some brand endorsements but detailed information is not given.

Personal Life

Latrell Sprewell is a married man. He married Candace Cabbil in 1989 but the exact date is not given. The couple has 3 kids together named Jarett Sprewell, Tiffany Sprewell, and Tyree Sprewell.

Latrell Sprewell

Caption: Latrell with his wife. Source: IPECAL.

Latrell Sprewell – Body Measurements

Latrell Sprewell has a height of 6 ft 5 Inches. His body weight is around 88 kg. Likewise, he has black eyes and black color hair. Moreover, other measurements like shoe size, dress size, etc. are not published.

Latrell Sprewell – Social Media

Moreover, Latrell Sprewell has got 21.4k followers on his Instagram. On Twitter, he has 24 followers. Similarly, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is active on Facebook and has 5.2k followers.