David Lee is a retired American basketball player who won the NBA championship in 2015. In 2001, he was named to the First-team Parade All-American, McDonald’s All-American, and Mr. Show-Me Basketball. In this article, David’s personal and professional life insights are given below.
What is David Lee’s Net Worth & Salary?
The net worth of this famous American basketball player is $40 million. His yearly salary earnings are $15 million.
|Average Annual Salary:||$5 million|
|Total Salar Earned From NBA:||$92 million|
|Birth:||April 29, 1983, in Missouri, USA|
|College Education:||University of Florida|
|Height:||Six feet 9 inches|
|Current Age:||39 years|
David Lee Height & Age
David Lee is tall, six feet 9 inches, and his weight is 111 kg.
His playing position in the field of basketball was the Power Forward, Center, and Small Forward. He played in three positions.
David was seen running in the field of basketball wearing jersey numbers 42 and 10. He is now 39 years old.
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Early Life & Education
David Lee was born on April 29, 1983, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a left-handed player, but due to the breaking of his left hand, he became a right-hand player.
His both school and college lives were glorious, like his professional life. He passed his school career basketball with the Chaminade College Preparatory School, Creve Coeur, Missouri. At the time of playing in this school, he showed the potential of his talent. Lee became the McDonald’s All-American, first-team high school All-American Mr. Show-Me Basketball in 2001. He showed his success by winning the Slam Dunk contest in 2001.
His college career began at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. At the tenure of his college career, he played for the Florida Gators men’s basketball team from 2001 to 2005.
In his college tenure, he was a second-team All-SEC selection and won the 2005 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. The impressive play in his college career led him to easy entrance to a professional career.
His career with the NBA teams
He started his journey of professional career in 2005 and continued till 2017. In his 12 years journey career, he wore the jersey of the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, and San Antonio Spurs.
In the 2005 NBA draft, he was chosen by the New York Knicks in 30th overall for the 1st round. Herb Williams and Mark Aguirre were his coaches. David spent time with this team till 2010. From 2010 to 2015, he was with the Golden State Warriors. His tenure with this team was the golden period of his life. At the time of this team, he led the team to the winning of the NBA championship with his impressive career. In the 2015-2016 seasons in the field of basketball, he represented the Boston Celtics. In 2016, he partially played for the Dallas Mavericks, and the last team of his NBA career was the San Antonio Spurs. He played for this team from 2016-2017.
On November 19, 2017, he declared his retirement, saying goodbye to basketball and wearing the jersey of the San Antonio Spurs.
In his entire NBA career, he played a total of 829 matches. He scored 11232 points on average, 13.5 ppg, 7320 Rebounds on average, 8.8 RPG, 1825 Assists on average 2.2 APG.
Salary Accumulation Chart:
|Total Salary Earned From NBA Career:||$92 Million|
|Average Annual Salary:||$7.6 million|
|Highest Paid Season 2015-16:||$15 million|
|Debut Season 2005-06 Salary:||$0.86 million|
|Total Salary Earned From Golden State Warriors:||$61.7 million|
|Salary Earned From Boston Celtics:||$15 million|
Gaining from the career
He became an all-star two times in 2010 and 2013. In 2013, he was named to the All-NBA Third Team. From 2004 to 2005, he became the Second-team All-SEC two times.
David Lee’s Wife & Daughter
Lee took Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki as a partner in his conjugal life. He sat for the marriage in June 2019. They have a child named Olivia Lee-Wozniacki.
Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.