Latrell Sprewell

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Latrell Sprewell
Personal information
Born (1970-09-08) September 8, 1970 (age 48)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College University of Alabama (1990–1992)
NBA Draft 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1992–2005
Career history
1992–1997 Golden State Warriors
1998–2002 New York Knicks
2003–2004 Minnesota Timberwolves
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 16,712 (18.3 ppg)
Assists 3,664 (4.0 apg)
Steals 1,294 (1.4 spg)

Latrell Sprewell is a retired American professional basketball player. His nickname was "Spree".

He was selected 24th overall in the 1992 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.[1] He started 69 of the 77 games in his rookie season and averaged 15.4 points per game.

During his time as a professional, Sprewell was named to the yearly NBA All-Star game four times. He also helped the New York Knicks reach the NBA Finals and the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Western Conference finals.

Despite the accomplishments, his career was overshadowed in 1997 because he choked coach P. J. Carlesimo during a practice.[2] Sprewell's career came to an unexpected end in 2005 when he refused a $21-million three-year contract offer from the Timberwolves.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Latrell Sprewell". ESPN. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. Pollakoff, Brett (February 9, 2016). "Ex-NBA star Latrell Sprewell has some horrible life advice for you". Fox Sports. Retrieved 17 October 2016.