Tyson Chandler is known as an American professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He is most famous for helping the Dallas Mavericks win a championship.
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Background and Age
Tyson Cleotis Chandler was born on October 2, 1982, in Hanford, CA. He is the child of William Chandler and Vernie Re Threadgill. He experienced childhood on a farm with his grandfather until he was 10 years old. He has one sister, Erica and three brothers, Terrell, Trevon, and Ryan. He studied at Dominguez High School in Compton, California where he earned awards from Parade Magazine and USA Today for his stellar play.
Career and Net Worth
Tyson Chandler has been playing basketball since 2001. He started playing basketball professionally after being chosen by Los Angeles Clippers in the 2001 NBA draft. Despite the fact that he was chosen by the Clippers, his draft rights were immediately exchanged to Chicago Bulls. With the Bulls, he was brought together with his high school colleague Eddy Curry.
In July 2006, the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets consented to an exchange that sent Chandler to Hornets in return for J.R. Smith and P.J. Brown. In February 2009, Tyson was exchanged to Oklahoma City however the trade was nulled due to Tyson failing his physical because of his toe damage.
In July 2010, Chandler was exchanged to Dallas Mavericks where he ended up helping them win the 2011 NBA Championship. He was also chosen to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for his remarkable defensive endeavors. In December 2011, he signed a four-year contract worth $58 million with the New York Knicks where he won the 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
After an unsuccessful stint with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, Chandler decided to sign with the Houston Rockets in 2019. He felt that the Rockets would be his best chance at another title as he started to wrap up his career.
In a November 2019 game, the Houston Rockets got beat by the surging Miami Heat, who got a 129-100 victory over the NBA title hopeful. The Rockets' head coach Mike D'Antoni didn't beat around the bush, calling his team soft while contending that they ought to have respect for their opposition or end up getting run off the court.
Marriage, Wife and Kids
Tyson Chandler is married to his wife, Kimberly. They got into a devoted married relationship in 2005 and have been honored with three children. They have one son named Tyson II and two girls named Sacha-Marie and Sayge.
Last Modified: Aug 4, 2020