Spud Webb Net Worth is
Spud Webb Biography
Anthony Jerome Webb was born on 13 July 1963, in Dallas, Texas USA. He is a retired professional basketball player, having played in the position of point guard for several NBA teams.
So how rich is Spud Webb now? According to sources, Webb has earned a net worth of over $10 million, as of mid-2016. His wealth has been established during his career as a professional basketball player from 1985-98.
Spud Webb Net Worth $10 Million
Webb grew up in a poor family in Dallas, along with his five siblings. He began playing basketball at an early age, and although much smaller than the other kids, Webb was able to jump considerably higher than his bigger friends. He attended Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas, joining the school basketball team. However, he spent most of the time on the bench, being told that he couldn’t participate in the games due to his small stature. Webb eventually found his way onto the court, and proved to his coach that he was a valuable player by scoring 20 points in his first game. However, he was later rejected by the school varsity team – being told to play on the junior varsity team – again for his size. This led the player to practice his skills more and improve his game further, so that when he finally made it to the varsity team, his averages were an impressive 26 points per game. He was named Player of the Year, and selected in the Texas All-State High School Team.
Webb was hampered by his small size once again, learning that Division 1-A colleges showed little interest in recruiting him. Thus, he enrolled in Midland Junior College in Midland, Texas, joining the Chaparrals team and leading them to the junior college national title in 1982, winning against the previously unbeaten Miami-Dade team. This led the player to be featured in Sports Illustrated magazine and to be named All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. He then caught the attention of the coaches at North Carolina State University, who were impressed by Webb’s abilities and offered him a scholarship. He transferred to N.C. State in 1983, and in 1985 he led the Wolfpack to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Being previously passed over in the 1985 NBA Draft, Webb was finally selected in the fourth round as the 17th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons, however, he was cut from the team before the season had started, and joined the Atlanta Hawks where he remained for six seasons, averaging over 10 points and five assists per game, and greatly improving his net worth. In 1986 he won the NBA Slam Dunk Championship at the NBA All-Star Game Weekend in Dallas, captivating the nation by defeating Dominique Wilkins as well as by being the shortest player to ever participate in the contest.
In 1991 Webb was traded to the Sacramento Kings, playing as a starter. He subsequently split the 1995-96 season between the Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves, and when the season finished, he left the NBA and briefly played in Italy. Upon his return in 1998, he signed to 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic, and then announced his retirement.
Webb retired from basketball after 12 seasons in the NBA, with the Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic, averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 assists per game, with his official vertical leap being listed at 42 inches. Although he was the shortest NBA player in history when he made his NBA debut, he obviously played larger than his size, and his career in the NBA has enabled him to amass a considerable fortune.
Today, Webb is the President of Basketball Operations for the Texas Legends, the D-League team for the Dallas Mavericks in Frisco, Texas.
When it comes to his personal life, sources believe he hasn’t been married and is single at present. Webb is a keen golf player who lives on a golf course and practices the sport daily.
|Full Name||Spud Webb|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date Of Birth||July 13, 1963|
|Place Of Birth||Dallas, Texas, USA|
|Height||5' 7" (1.7 m)|
|Profession||Professional retired basketball player|
|Education||Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas, Midland College, North Carolina State University|
|Parents||David Webb, Katie Webb|
|Siblings||Janice Smith, Renee Webb, Reginald Webb, David Webb, Jr., Stephanie Webb|
|Awards||NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1986), NBA Slam Dunk Championship at the NBA All-Star Game Weekend in Dallas,|
|Nominations||Shortest NBA player in history, Player of the Year (Texas All-State High School Team)|
|Movies||NBA Hardwood Classics: Below the Rim, NBA Hardwood Classics: NBA Super Slams Collection|
|1||Led the NBA in Free Throw Percentage (.934) in 1994-95.|
|2||Guard for the Atlanta Hawks (1985-1991 and 1995-1996), Sacramento Kings (1991-1995) and Orlando Magic (1997-1998).|
|3||At 5' 7", is by far the smallest player to win the NBA Slam Dunk Competition.|
|Forget Paris||1995||Spud Webb|
|ESPN City Slam||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2002||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Superstars in Sports Training Video Basketball||2000||Video documentary short||Himself|
|In the House||1995||TV Series||Himself|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||1990||TV Series||Himself|
|The NBA on CBS||1989||TV Series||Himself|
|Ebony/Jet Showcase||1986||TV Series||Himself|
|Mike & Mike||2016||TV Series||Himself - Former NBA Player|