Wiki Biography of Spud Webb
Anthony Jerome Webb was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 13, 1963. He is a former professional basketball player who served as the point guard for many NBA clubs.
So, how much money does Spud Webb have now? As of mid-2016, Webb had a net worth of over $10 million, according to sources. His fortune was amassed during his professional basketball career, which lasted from 1985 until 1998.
Spud Webb has a net worth of $10 million dollars.
Webb and his five siblings were up in a disadvantaged family in Dallas. Webb began playing basketball at a young age, and although being much smaller than his peers, he was able to jump far higher than his larger peers. He was a member of the basketball team at Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas. However, he spent the majority of his time on the bench, since he was told he couldn’t play because of his short stature. Webb eventually made his way onto the court, scoring 20 points in his debut game to show his coach that he was a valued player. However, because to his size, he was eventually rejected by the school varsity team and told to play on the junior varsity team. This motivated the player to work harder on his skills and improve his game, such that by the time he made the varsity team, he was averaging an astonishing 26 points per game. He was chosen Player of the Year and was named to the Texas High School All-State Team.
Webb was once again limited by his short stature, as he discovered that Division 1-A institutions were not interested in recruiting him. As a result, he enrolled in Midland Junior College in Midland, Texas, where he became a member of the Chaparrals and led them to the junior college national championship in 1982, defeating the previously unbeaten Miami-Dade squad. As a result, the athlete was highlighted in Sports Illustrated and the National Junior College Athletic Association made him an All-American. Webb’s ability drew the attention of North Carolina State University coaches, who awarded him a scholarship after being pleased by his abilities. In 1983, he transferred to N.C. State, where he guided the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 1985.
After being passed over in the 1985 NBA Draft, Webb was finally selected in the fourth round as the 17th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons, but he was cut before the season began, and he went to the Atlanta Hawks, where he stayed for six seasons, averaging over 10 points and five assists per game, and greatly increasing his net worth. He won the NBA Slam Dunk Championship in 1986 at the NBA All-Star Game Weekend in Dallas, thrilling the nation by defeating Dominique Wilkins and being the shortest participant in the competition’s history.
Webb was moved to the Sacramento Kings in 1991 and began playing as a starter. Following that, he split the 1995-96 season between the Atlanta Hawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves, and once the season ended, he left the NBA to play briefly in Italy. He signed a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic upon his return in 1998, and then announced his retirement.
Webb resigned from basketball after 12 seasons in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Orlando Magic, averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 assists per game and a 42-inch vertical leap. He was the shortest NBA player in history when he debuted, but he clearly played bigger than his stature, and his NBA career has allowed him to accumulate a sizable wealth.
Webb is currently the President of Basketball Operations for the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League affiliate in Frisco, Texas.
In terms of his personal life, sources claim he has never married and is now unmarried. Webb is an avid golfer who lives on a golf course and plays on a daily basis.
|Date Of Birth
|July 13, 1963
|Place Of Birth
|Dallas, Texas, USA
|5′ 7″ (1.7 m)
|Professional retired basketball player
|Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas, Midland College, North Carolina State University
|David Webb, Katie Webb
|Janice Smith, Renee Webb, Reginald Webb, David Webb, Jr., Stephanie Webb
|NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1986), NBA Slam Dunk Championship at the NBA All-Star Game Weekend in Dallas,
|Shortest NBA player in history, Player of the Year (Texas All-State High School Team)
|NBA Hardwood Classics: Below the Rim, NBA Hardwood Classics: NBA Super Slams Collection