The Seattle Supersonics selected former NBA player Shawn Kemp in the 1989 draft. In addition to this, he also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic. However, as a young player in the NBA, his professional basketball career did initially suffer. Shawn’s career started to take off gradually when he earned six NBA All-Star crowns and earned the nicknames Reign Man and The Lister Blister among many others. His career, however, experienced a significant setback shortly after being traded from Seattle.
6x NBA All-Star. 3x All-NBA 2nd Team (in the uber-talented 90 s). Top 5 dunker in NBA history. Top 5 nickname in NBA history. Insane highlight reel. Best player in the 1996 Finals. Paved the way for Garnett, Kobe, and Lebron.
Retweet if Shawn Kemp should be in the Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/hoVpJWfRtF
Sonics Forever (@SimplySonics) November 25, 2020
The 6-foot-10 player attended Concord High School in 1987 before beginning his NBA career. He was recognized as one of the Top 5 players in the country during his four-year playing career, helping his team win the state national championship. After that, he made a college commitment to Kentucky and was chosen for the 1988 McDonald’s High School All-American team. He became eligible for the NBA draft in 1989.
Concord (IN) senior Shawn Kemp in the 88 IHSAA State Final vs Muncie Central. 23 and 13 in a loss. 88 Parade All American, McDonald s All American, victim of Prop 48 at UK as a freshman, and ended up leaving school. Entered 89 NBA Draft. Chosen 17th by Sonics. 6x All Star pic.twitter.com/I8zSK3SF3S
Nick Baumgart (@Nick_Baumgart) September 26, 2020
In addition to his career, Shawn Kemp, 54, is the father of seven kids, born to six different women. One of the six weddings, according to accounts, was to Marvena L. Thompson. The other one was with author, former NFL cheerleader, and fitness competitor Nikki Giavasis. There is no other information available. The details about his two sons from his first marriage, however, are covered in more depth below.
Shawn Kemp has two sons named Shawn Kemp Jr. and Jamon Kemp
Shawn Kemp left the NBA in 2006, but his two children are carrying on his legacy today. Born in 1991, Shawn Kemp Jr. began his basketball career in 2011 with Canton High School. Later, in 2011, he changed schools to the University of Washington.
Damn #ReignMan2.0 RT @masonkelley12: Shawn Kemp Jr. with the dunk in transition for @UW_MBB #UWHuskies pic.twitter.com/JRxwJe3ZeT
CurtisMistyYellowJakSauce (@gjb512) November 22, 2014
He participated in 28 games overall as a freshman, playing an average of 6.5 minutes each. He scored 8.4 points per game in 2012–13, his sophomore season. In addition to this, he had a season-high 18 points and 9 rebounds. He played in 32 games during his junior season in 2013–14, and in his senior campaign, he recorded a career-high 21 points. However, because he had thyroid, in September 2013, a diagnosis of Graves disease was made. Jamon Kemp, Shawn Kemp’s second child, was born in September 2000.
Jamon Kemp leading Rainier Beach with 12 points in the first half. RB up 34-26 at half in district championship. pic.twitter.com/Kbc1s1iKJd
TJ Cotterill (@TJCotterill) February 18, 2019
He started playing basketball at Rainier Beach High School. He averaged 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks per game as a senior. He was named to the first team of the Seattle Metro League while he was a student there. He studied at Southern Louisiana University in 2020. He was a point guard who scored three points and grabbed two rebounds each game. Later, he transferred to the men’s basketball program at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI).