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Chris Kaman Biography & Wiki 2017
Christopher Zane Kaman was born on 28 April 1982, in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA, of American-German ancestry, and is a professional basketball player, known for playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
So just how rich is Chris Kaman at present? According to sources, Kaman has earned a net worth over $30 million, as of mid-2017. His wealth has been established through his involvement in basketball since 2003.
Chris Kaman Net Worth $30 million
Kaman’s basketball career started while attending Tri-unity Christian School in Wyoming, Michigan, helping his team to the state Class D quarter-finals in 2000. He then enrolled at Central Michigan University, joining its team, the Chippewas, with whom he spent three seasons, leading his team to win the Mid-American Conference Championship and the NCAA tournament in 2003, receiving Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors.
Kaman was selected in the first round as the sixth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2003 NBA draft. His net worth was at its start. Playing in all 82 games in his rookie season, he became only the second player in the team’s history to do so. He was also second in blocked shots per game, third in field goal percentage and fourth in rebounds per game, which placed him at the starting center position on the NBA Rookie All-Star Team.
He went on to show his improvement in the next two seasons, despite missing several games due to an ankle injury in both of them. The team reached the playoffs for the first time since 1997, then Kaman signed a five-year, $52.5 million deal with the Clippers in 2006, which boosted his wealth. However, that season saw a worsened performance by the player, possibly due to an injury sustained in training camp. His performance drastically improved in the next season, becoming one of the most dominant centers in the NBA. In 2010 he was selected to his first All-Star Game as a reserve.
The following year Kaman was traded to the New Orleans Hornets, spending one season with the team, further improving his net worth. He then joined the Dallas Mavericks in 2012, signing a one-year, $8 million contract with the team – his wealth grew larger.
He played season 2013-2014 with the Los Angeles Lakers, then in 2014 he joined the Portland Trail Blazers. After his father passed away in mid-2016, he decided to sit out the beginning of the season 2016-17, and he is currently a free agent.
Kaman’s career in the NBA has enabled him to achieve a great popularity and a reputation of a truly valuable player. It also enabled him to enjoy a considerable net worth.
Kaman also played for the German national basketball team in 2008, in the qualifying tournament for the Beijing Olympics, being named the most valuable player by journalists.
When it comes to his private life, Kaman has been married to Emilie VilleMonte since 2010. The couple has one child together.
The player has his own YouTube channel called “Exploring Kaman”, portraying his fishing and hunting adventures with friends.
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Chris Kaman Quick Facts
|Birth date:||April 28, 1982|
|Birth place:||Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States|
|Profession:||American-German basketball player|
|Education:||Central Michigan University|
|Parents:||Pam Kaman, Leroy Kaman|
Chris Kaman Filmography
|Exploring Kaman||2014||TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2014|