Latrell Sprewell is an American former basketball player. He is probably famous as he played in NBA for teams like Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves. He was also named in the NBA All-Star games for four times. Here is a quick summary of Latrell Sprewell’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Latrell Sprewell Early Life
Latrell Fontaine Sprewell was born on September 8, 1970, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was born to parents, Latoska Field and Pamela Sprewell. Latrell Sprewell did his schooling from Washington High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For further studies, he went to the University of Alabama and played for their college team, Three Rivers Community College Raiders. There his teammates were future NBA players like Robert Horry, Jason Caffey, and James Robinson.
Latrell Sprewell was a more of a bad boy when he was in the junior college. He was involved in illegal activities and was once arrested for stealing and had to spend few nights in jail.
Latrell Sprewell was in a consensual sex relationship with a female named, Candace Cabbil, who is also a mother of his three children. They were in this consensual relationship for almost 15 years. Until, Candace filed a lawsuit against Latrell, accusing him to end their long-term cohabitation deal and abusing her physically in their home. So she sued him for $200 million for ending the relationship.
Latrell Sprewell Career, Awards & Achievement
Latrell Sprewell was 24th in the NBA Draft list and was selected by the Golden State Warriors. He settled at the Warriors quickly and everyone started calling him by a new nickname, ‘Spree’. The first season was nothing great for Latrell, but the following season, he improved a lot on his game. While at the Warriors, he was their leading scorer and also, he represented the Western All-Star team for three years.
All of his fame at the Golden State Warriors faded when he attacked the head coach. P. J. Carlesimo during their practice. Latrell felt offended about the comment that coach made about him in the practice. First, he warned the coach and then grabbed his neck by chocking him for almost 10 seconds before the assistant coach and his teammates pulled Sprewell off their head coach.
Latrell Sprewell paid a big price for his rash behavior and attacking his head coach during the practice. First, he was suspended for ten games by Warriors and then Warriors management ended his three years contract, where he was supposed to get over $23.7 million. Soon NBA suspended him for one year, i.e. he was out of the league for 68 games without pay.
Then, Latrell was traded to the New York Knicks. First, he started on the bench, then after his performance, he was back in the starting line-up. New Year Knocks were close to NBA title that year and narrowly reached the NBA Finals, but lost to San Antonio Spurs in the Final. That was one of the good seasons for Sprewell and soon Knicks extended his contract for another five years. But Sprewell’s drama continued next season, again he was fined for misbehaving attitude toward the management team.
Sprewell then signed a three years contract with Minnesota Timberwolves. He was there at the club till 2005. At the end of the 2005 season, Spurs and Mavericks made an offer but Sprewell refused and made a decision to remain a free agent.
Awards & Achievements
Latrell Sprewell was definitely one of the talented and gifted basketball players. His biggest achievement would be, being included four times in the NBA All-Star games. He also led his team, New York Knicks to the NBA final, which they lost to San Antonio Spurs.
Net Worth of Latrell Sprewell
The estimated net worth of Latrell Sprewell is approximately $100 thousand. After his NBA career got over, Sprewell had some legal and financial troubles. First, he had to pay $200 million to Candace Cabbil, with whom he had a long-term cohabitation deal, to end the relationship.
Soon, Latrell Sprewell ran into money problems and had to auction off his yacht for $856 thousand after defaulting on his mortgage payments.
Once the biggest star in NBA, Latrell Sprewell who use to party hard on his fancy yacht, is facing a money problem. He had everything he ever dreamed of, but his bad temper made him loose everything. His personal life is empty and he is struggling in his professional, trying to find a way to get back his “Richie Rich” life.