David Lee is a former professional basketball player in America. In 2005 NBA draft, he played college basketball for the Florida Gators team before he was selected as the 30th overall by the New York Knicks. David won an NBA championship in two seasons All-Star and an All-NBA with the team. He became an unrestricted free agent in June 2017 and got retired in the month of November in the same year. If you want to know more about David Lee and his net worth in 2018, then keep reading the following article.
David Lee Early Life
David was born on April 29. 1983, in St. Louis, Missouri to his parents Gary Lee and Susan Lee. He completed his middle school from John Burroughs School and high school from Chaminade College Preparatory School, both are located in St. Louis suburbs.
By birth Lee was left-handed, but when he broke his left arm and learned to play the game with the right hand. Paradize magazine named Lee as a first-team high school All-American.
To attend the University of Florida, Lee accepted the athletic scholarship which is located in Gainesville, Florida. While graduating from this University, he played for the basketball team named Billy Donovan’s Florida Gators.
David Lee Career, Awards & Achievement
David started his career during his high school studying in Chaminade College Preparatory School which is located in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2005, Lee was drafted by the New York Knicks and positioned his as the starting forward for 13 games.
In 2006, David started his first season against the Chicago Bulls as Channing Frye got injured. He has recorded higher points in the games he played. He won all the games and continued to develop the major contribution to the Knick’s team.
In 2010, Lee signed with the Golden State Warriors after becoming an unrestricted free agent. He was the Warriors first All-star since 1997.
He also signed with Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, and San Antonio Spurs within a year gap. Lee won most of the games he played with the highest records and increased the image of the team he played for.
Awards and Achievements
In 2015, he won an NBA championship in his two seasons with the All-NBA team. He was named as the Most Valuable Player in one of the challenges. David was the only player to record 10 consecutive double-doubles in the Knick team. He even won the slam dunk competition which was held in the year 2001, during his high school.
Net Worth of David Lee
The estimated net worth of David Lee is more than $70 Million. He made this fortune by entering the New York Knock’s team and gaining the highest points within the team. When he was playing Golden State Warriors, the team paid him $79.54 million in a contract over six years and an average of $13.3 million per year.
Lee has done charity by appearing on a game show named Family Feud. He also stared in the movie When In Rome in 2009. He appeared in a version of TV series The Electric Company. On November 19, 2017, Lee made it to the public about his retirement via Instagram at age 34.