Michael Olowokandi Bio

(Basketball Player)

Relationship Statistics of Michael Olowokandi

What is Michael Olowokandi marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
How many children does Michael Olowokandi have ? (name):Two
Is Michael Olowokandi having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Michael Olowokandi gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Michael Olowokandi was in a committed relationship with Suzie Ketcham. They met at Pepperdine University and soon began dating.

Suzie became pregnant with their first child when she was in college. Later, she also gave birth to a second child but their gender and name are not disclosed for privacy reasons. The couple dated for 10 years but later broke-up without getting married.

He doesn’t reveal much about his personal life but it has been reported that he is single.

Who is Michael Olowokandi?

Michael Olowokandi is a former professional basketball player who played for NBA teams L.A. Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Boston Celtics.

He was born in Lagos and raised in London. In 2007, he retired from the sport. He is also called the ‘Kandi Man’.

Michael Olowokandi: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

He was born on April 3, 1975, which makes him 45 years old as of 2020. His father’s name was Ezekiel who was a diplomat.

So far, there are no pieces of information about Olowakandi’s mother. He has one brother, Soji Abbidemi Olowokandi.

His nationality is Nigerian and his ethnicity is not known so far.

Education, School/College University

Olowokandi went to the  Newlands Manor School in Seaford, East Sessex, and Brunel University. In 1995, he joined The University of The Pacific and later graduated from there with a degree in Economics.

Michael Olowokandi: Professional Life, Career

After his senior year in college as a basketball player, he was drafted with the first pick in the 1998 draft by L.A. Clippers. This is where his professional career as a basketball player started. In the 1998-99 season, he signed for an Italian team called Kinder Bologna.

He played three games there and averaged 4.7 points per game with 5.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game. He also played 3 games for Bologna in the FIBA EuroLeague and averaged 10.7 points with 6 rebounds per game.

After eventually getting his chance to play for the Clippers, he played there for five seasons. After that, he signed for Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2003-4 season, and in 2006, he signed for Boston Celtics. He was a terrific player who averaged 8.3 points with 6.8 rebounds and 1.39 blocked shots per game. Unfortunately, injuries didn’t let him stay at his best for a long time.

During the last 20 games of the season, he averaged 17 points per game and was one of the biggest free agents in the 2002-3 agency class. He played 36 games in the 2002-2003 season before sustaining a serious injury which forced his way out for the rest of that season. Furthermore, in his last year with the Clippers, he sustained a knee injury and Hernia, which greatly affected his abilities.

He finished that season with an average of 12.3 points per game with 9.1 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, and 2.7 turnovers. During the offseason, he joined Minnesota Timberwolves. Injuries limited his time in the Timberwolves as he stayed sidelines for the most part of the season and was very inconsistent in his performances.

Michael Olowokandi was a great player but due to his injuries, he never really reached his true potentials. He showed how good he can be in his time at the NBA and if not for her injuries, he would have been a really great player.

Awards, Nominations

In 1998, he became the Big West Player of the Year. Furthermore, he made it to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1999. Moreover, Pacific has retired his jersey number of 55.

Michael Olowokandi: Net Worth, Income

As of 2020, Olowokandi is worth $20 million. In his professional NBA career, he earned a total of $38 million in salaries.

In 2005, he earned $5.9 million in salaries with the Timberwolves.

Michael Olowokandi: Rumours and Controversies

Michael Olowokandi is considered to be one of the biggest disappointments in NBA drafts. He is named a ‘bust’ by many magazines and websites. In the 2001-2002 season, he criticized the Clippers publicly which became a topic of controversy. His comments were about the tight-wallet Clippers who worried their players about contract situations. Although his comments were fair, he received a fair amount of criticism for this.

In 2001, he was arrested at his home for cohabitant abuse, false imprisonment, and robbery. He left by paying $50,000 bail.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Michael Olowokandi was always known for his huge height. He stands at around 7 feet tall. Also, he weighs about 122 kg. He has dark brown-colored eyes and his hair color is black.

Social Media

As of now, Michael doesn’t have a social media account. He isn’t active on either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.


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