P.J. Tucker is known as an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He is most famous for being a hard nosed defender.
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Background and Age
Anthony Leon "P. J." Tucker Jr. was born on May 5, 1985, in Raleigh, NC. He was born to Anthony and Aleshia Tucker. In spite of the fact that he moved around a ton during his initial years since his father served in the military, he grew up for the most part in Germany where his father served immediately after he was born.
His life began to become more stable as he grew up, Tucker had his high school education in his old neighborhood, at William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh. After he graduated, he proceeded onward to college and went to the University of Texas where he played basketball. His totals in his three seasons in school include scoring 1,169 points, 714 rebounds, 170 assists, and 116 steals.
Career and Net Worth
Tucker pronounced for the 2006 NBA Draft in the wake of moving on from college and turned into the 35th pick of the draft after he was chosen by the Toronto Raptors. He was given a rookie contract soon thereafter. Subsequent to battling to break into the group, Tucker was eventually released in 2007 having just played a little over 80 minutes for the Raptors. He spent the 2007–08 season in the Israeli Premier League with Hapoel Holon, who he led to the association title and in the process, his group broke the 14-year hold on the title by Maccabi Tel Aviv. He was named Most Valuable Player of the season.
He was offered a course back to the NBA by the Phoenix Suns after he was a big part of their NBA Summer League camp. Tucker was given a 2-year contract and played his first rebound game in the NBA against the Golden State Warriors. After a few different stops, Tucker eventually became a key player for the contending Houston Rockets.
In a November 2019 game, the Houston Rockets got were defeated by the upstart 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 that they ought to have respect for their foes or end up getting run off the court.
Marriage, Wife and Kids
Tucker is married to a woman named Tracy. They have been together as one for over a decade. They have two children together named Aaliyah Tucker and King Tucker. Tucker has a third child with a woman named Taunishia Zoa.
Tucker had a quick fling with Blac Chyna in 2015. She uploaded a video with her alleged mystery man in a club and with an end goal to keep his identity covered up, she didn't reveal his face. Fans uncovered that Tucker was the one that she was with and it turned into the discussion of the sports and music media.
Last Modified: Nov 9, 2020