Clint Capela

Clint Capela is known as a Swiss professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He is most famous for being one of the top defensive interior players.


Background and Age

Clint N'Dumba Capela was born on May 18, 1994, in Geneva, Switzerland. His folks hailed from Africa, his father is from Angola and his mom is from Congo. His parents met and started dating in Switzerland where they eventually settled to have a family. He has a more seasoned sibling named Fabrice Capela who was the one to urge him to try basketball out. His father had left the family only a short time after he was born. They ended up in a shelter where he trained and played soccer at first while his sibling played basketball.

It was in the halfway house that he went to grade school. Apart from the encouragement he got from his sibling, another explanation that led him to choose basketball in front of soccer was his tall stature. At age 13, he started to understand the game of basketball with his sibling by watching highlights of games. He at that point participated in the European Junior Championships where scouts spotted him and soon, he joined the Chalon-sur-Saône, INSEP, before joining the well known Chalon EuroLeague basketball crew at 15 years old.

Career and Net Worth

Clint Capela chose to go professional when he was 20 years of age so he announced for the NBA Draft in 2014, having played at the Nike Hoop Summit in April the same year with Team World. His start in the NBA was launched with the Houston Rockets who chose him as the 25th overall pick of the draft. He signed a four-year contract on July 25, 2014, after a little debate with the sports establishment. Capela started off his NBA career by playing the 2014-15 season in the D-League subsidiary of the Rockets, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and by the start of the 2015 season, his name was on the Rockets official roster.

In a November 2019 game, The Houston Rockets got beat badly by the surging Miami Heat, who got a 129-100 win over the NBA title hopeful. Mike D'Antoni didn't beat around the bush, calling his team soft while contending they ought to have respect for their adversaries or end up getting run off the court.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Clint has not released any information about his private and personal relationships.

Last Modified: Aug 4, 2020


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