|Celebrated Name:||Oj Mayo|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Ovington J’Anthony Mayo|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Birth Date:||5th November 1987|
|Birth Place:||Huntington, West Virginia|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Dating/Girlfriend (Name):||Yes (Nykkia)|
|Is Oj Mayo Gay?||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$6 Million|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
O J, as he is commonly known, is AN American basketball player who is currently playing for Taipei Fubon Braves. His basketball career has been hit with controversies since his college years. In college, he was ruled to have received improper benefits, which resulted in his team USC Trojans forfeiting all its win in that season.
As a result, he lost all the three remaining years of his National Collegiate Athletic Association. While playing for Memphis Grizzles, he tested positive for banned substances, which earned him ten games suspension. His controversies didn’t end there as in 2016, while playing for Milwaukee Bucks, NBA dismissed him for his violation of the league’s anti-doping program.
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Early Life & Biography
Ovington J’Anthony Mayo was, or O J as he is commonly known, was born on 5th November 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia. His mother is Alisha Mayo, while his dad is Kenny Ziegler, who used to play basketball in high school. He was named after his grandfather Ovington while his second name came from his mother, who liked the name J’Anthony.
He started his basketball high school career when he was a grade-schooler in Ashland, Kentucky. In 2003, he joined North College-Hill High School, where due to his growing fame, his first day in school was covered by a local TV station. His basketball star continued to shine while in high school and got named Mr. Basketball, Ohio, for two seasons consecutively.
OJ dated Dona Lambert, but the relationship didn’t last long, with both not disclosing the reason behind their breakup. He is currently dating Nykkia, who he met immediately after breaking up with Dona. In October 2017, his girlfriend Nykkia got into an online fight with his ex-girlfriend, accusing her of being racist for attacking her skin color. In 2019, it was reported he was about to lose his mansion in Milwaukee after failing to repay his bank loan for more than ten months. According to court documents, he took a $1.2m million loan to buy his house but had stopped clearing the loan.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 5th November 1987, Oj Mayo is 36 years old as of today’s date 29th November 2023. His height is 1.93m tall, and his weight is 95 kg.
As his high school career, he was drafted by Timberwolves in 2008 Grizzlies and immediately traded to Memphis, where he played for four. In his first NBA season, he scored 30 or more points for a record seven times, which saw him finishing the season as the NBA Rookie of the year. In 2013, he signed for Dallas Mavericks for a single season. Though he had some career-high, his form dipped considerably after the return of Dallas Maverick star Nowitzki. On April 2013, he announced his intention of declining player option and become a free agent the following season.
In 2013, he signed a three-year contract with Milwaukee Bucks worth $24 million. The following season was his worst in his career as he only played 52 games as he struggled with his weight problem. He bounced back in 2014 season but unfortunately sat out 11 games of 2015 season due to hamstring injury. Though he bounced back, his 2016 season ended prematurely due to a fractured ankle injury. He signed with Atleticos de San German on 4th April before signing for Dacin Tigers in 2018. Currently, he is playing in the East and Southeast Asia League, where he plays for Taipei Fubon Braves.
Awards & Achievements
His winning awards started in high school when he won two Mr. Ohio Basketball awards for two consecutive years before winning two First-team Parade All-American awards. In 2009 he was named the Rookie of the Year after his impressive first season in NBA. While playing in Asia, he had won two awards both in 2019 when he was named SBL All-Star 2019 and SBL 3 Point contest Champion.
Net Worth & Salary of Oj Mayo in 2023
O J has been earning a living through basketball after choosing basketball as a career since high school. As of November 2023, His net worth is $6 million earned through his contracts with various basketball teams with his contract with Milwaukee Bucks was worth $24 million. His issues with the NBA due to doping caused him a fortune as his 2016 ban meant he couldn’t play in the NBA for some years.
Though having a bright future in basketball, his testing positive for steroids didn’t do him good with NBA suspending him. In 2011, he was suspended for ten games after failing a drug test. Though he didn’t reveal the drugs he had used, he remorsefully accepted responsibility claiming he had made an honest mistake, and he regrets.