John Starks
John Starks
Celebrated Name: John Starks
Real Name/Full Name: John Levell Starks
Gender: Male
Age: 58 years old
Birth Date: August 10, 1965
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m
Weight: 190 lb or 86 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jackie Starks (Since 1986)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes,  John Starks Jr., Chelsea Starks, Tiara Starks
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is John Starks Gay?: N/A
Profession: Former Professional Basketball Player
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $25 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

John Levell Starks (a.k.a. John Starks) is a former professional basketball player from the American National Basketball Association. He played in the NBA from 1988 to 2002 with 6 six teams throughout his career at the position of shooting guard. He became an NBA All-Star in 1994 from the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Starks earned his recognition while playing with the New York Knicks from 1990-1998.

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Early Life & Biography

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Starks attended Tulsa Central High School. Starks played basketball for only one year at Tulsa Central. Later on, he attended Rogers State College in 1984, where Starks was a part of the “taxi squad” of the basketball team, where he was one of the backups to replace injured or suspended players.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 10 August 1965, John Starks is 58 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.96 m tall, and weight is 86 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

His time at the college came to an abrupt end when he was expelled from Rogers State on account of theft of a student’s stereo in retaliation for the altercation with a student who broke into Starks’ dorm room, for which he and his roommates have levied charges for the damage by the college.

After this incident, he was transferred to Northern Oklahoma College and joined the basketball team there. He was sentenced to five days in jail for the robbery, which he served during his spring break. Having committed another felony of possession and use of an illegal substance (cannabis), Starks was let go from the institution.

While going through these ups and downs, Starks had a partner in his wife, Jackie. The two got married on December 13, 1986. They soon became parents to one son and two daughters, namely John Starks Jr., Chelsea Starks, Tiara Starks.

Ken Trickey, a former University coach who took notice of John, was planning to start a basketball program for Oklahoma Junior College.


In his career, Starks played with six teams in 3 different leagues. Starting with the Golden State Warriors, he then went on to play in the Continental Basketball Association, playing for the Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets from 1989–90 and World Basketball League with the Memphis Rockers during 1990–91.

Starks came back to the NBA with a little stroke of good luck to his name with the New York Knicks. A mishap occurred during one practice session where he tried to dunk on Nick’s center Patrick Ewing. Starks suffered an injury to his knee that got twisted as Ewing brought him down.

Under the contract, unless he was healed by the end of December, the team couldn’t trade him. And so it happened. He wasn’t able to recover by that time; therefore, the Knicks could not release him. This instance gave Starks a chance, and he has referred to Ewing as his saving grace.

Within time he became the starting shooting guard, a key player on the team, and played eight seasons in New York from 1990 to 1998. along with teammates Anthony Mason and Charles Oakley.

One of the most famous plays in Knicks history, “The Dunk”, was administered by Starks against the Chicago Bulls, where he dunked over Horace Grant.

His time with the Knicks came to an end in 1998. He was then traded back to his original team, in 1999, the Golden State Warriors, where he remained for almost a year and got traded to the Chicago Bulls in the following year, where his stint lasted only four games in 1999-2000 season.

After playing with the Utah Jazz from 2000-2002, Starks retired from his career after failing to make it an NBA team.

At present, Starks works for the Knicks as an alumnus and fan development official. He also provides his services as a game analyst. He published his autobiography in 2004, John Starks: My Life.

Awards & Achievements

Starks became an NBA All-Star in 1994, which added to his fame during his time with the Knicks. Starks was no longer the starting shooting guard during his later years with the Knicks but contributed off the bench and won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 1997.

Net Worth & Salary of John Starks in 2024

John Starks Net Worth
John Starks Net Worth

As of July 2024, Starks made a net worth from his career which totals up to $25 Million. His current employment with the Knicks adds to his wealth. Furthermore, his brand partnership for the Ektio Basketball Shoes brings in

From being undrafted to his fantastic career with the Knicks, the life of John Starks is a story of his rise from the unluckiest of circumstances that paved his path towards fame and fortune. He made his presence known in the game with his winning attitude and moves like “The Dunk”. He is counted amongst the greatest Knicks in history. With 982 three-point field goals, Starks is the Knicks’ all-time leader.


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