|Celebrated Name:||Kenyon Martin|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Kenyon Lee Martin Sr.|
|Age:||45 years old|
|Birth Date:||30 December 1977|
|Birth Place:||Saginaw, Michigan, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Shakira Watson (m. 2016)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Kamron Martin, Cierra Reign Martin, Kenyon Martin Jr)|
|Is Kenyon Martin Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former professional basketball player|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$70 million|
|Last Updated:||June 2023|
Kenyon Martin is a popular former professional basketball player from America who played in a total of fifteen seasons in the NBA (National Basketball Association). In his entire career, he was the part of six teams including New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks. He also played for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.
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Early Life & Biography
Kenyon Lee Martin Sr. was born on December 30, 1977, in Saginaw, Michigan, to a single mother. He has an elder sister, Tamara, who watched him when their mother went to work. Later, his family moved to the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas.
As a child, Martin was very shy, stuttered, and went to three high schools in four years. He played various field sports in the school, including basketball and football. In 1996, he graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. After having a successful junior year, the University of Cincinnati recruited him from where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Kenyon Martin has been married thrice. His first two wives are Fatimah Conley and Heather Martin. In 2016, he got married to his third wife, Shakira Watson. He has three children Kamron Martin, Cierra Reign Martin, Kenyon Martin Jr, who was declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 30 December 1977, Kenyon Martin is 45 years old as of today’s date 1st June 2023. His height is 2.06 m tall, and his weight is 106 kg.
Kenyon Martin started his professional basketball career in 2000 when he was selected as first overall in the 2000 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. In the rookie season, he averaged 12 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He also came second in the NBA Rookie of the Year rating.
In the next season, Martin helped his team to reach the 2002 NBA finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. He again worked hard and made his team reach the finals the following year, but the results were the same.
In the 2004–05 season, Martin was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a sign-and-trade deal. He played 70 games for the Nuggets in the season, averaging 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. The following season, he missed 25 matches due to a knee injury. During the playoffs, he argued with head coach George Karl and was suspended indefinitely.
In 2011, Martin became a free agent and signed a one-year contract with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. The following year, he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers and scored 6 points in the first game. For the 2013–14 season, he was part of the New York Knicks and provided a large amount of help to the team that was depleted in the frontcourt.
In 2015, Martin signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and later signed for the whole season. In July 2015, he announced his retirement from professional basketball.
Awards & Achievements
Kenyon Martin has won several awards and recognition in his illustrious professional career. He was the part of the 2004 NBA All-Star and the 2001 NBA All-Rookie First Team. In 2000, he was named National college player of the year. In the same year, he was the Consensus first-team All-American.
In 2000, Martin won the NABC Defensive Player of the Year Award and Conference USA Player of the Year Award. He is a two-time First-team All-Conference USA. The Cincinnati Bearcats retired the jersey number four in honor of him.
Net Worth & Salary of Kenyon Martin in 2023
As of June 2023, Kenyon Martin has an estimated net worth of more than $70 million. He made this huge net fortune through his career as a professional basketball player.
Martin has most of his income through playing for different basketball teams in the National Basketball Association, including the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, and many more. In 2011, he signed a contract with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, which made him the highest-paid player in the Chinese league’s history.
He has also been involved in philanthropic activities, including donating $1,000 for each point and blocked shots in the Asian tsunami relief matches. Martin founded The Kenyon Martin Foundation to support the families in need. In 2005, he became an active member of The Stuttering Foundation of America and had served as an honorary Ambassador for the March of Dimes Colorado Chapter.
Kenyon Martin is one of the legendary basketball players to have ever played the game. He has a huge fan following across the globe due to his involvement in philanthropic activities. Martin supports several non-profit organizations that help the poor and children.