The Brazilian basketball player who shone in his career in both the NBA and in Brazilian basketball is Leandro Barbosa. With the nicknames “The Brazilian Blur” and “Leandrinho,” he is well known to all. He is now an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. He also played for the senior national basketball team of Brazil. Prior to this, he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2007 with the Suns and an NBA title in 2015 with Golden State.
Net Worth- $1.3 Million
The positions in which he played were “shooting guard” and “point guard,” and his shooting style is right. Leandro Barbosa’s height is 6 feet 3 inches, and his weight is 194 lbs. The age of this man is now 39 years old. Leandro Barbosa’s net worth is $1.3 million, and his yearly earnings were 4 million USD.
Leandro Barbosa Personal Life
Barbosa was born on November 28, 1982, in São Paulo, Brazil. The full name of this man is Leandro Mateus Barbosa. He is the son of his father, Vicente Barbosa, and his mother, Dona Ivete Barbosa. His mother sewed clothing by hand, and his father worked as a hospital laboratory technician. He has two brothers, Arturo Barbosa and Marcelo Barbosa.
From 2008 to 2013, Barbosa was in a relationship with Brazilian actress Samara Felippo. He has two children: Alícia Barbosa (born in 2009) and Lara Barbosa (born in 2013).
But after the separation, he married Talita Rocca (a prominent model internationally) in Brazil on July 6, 2019.
Leandro Barbosa Professional NBA Career
In his professional life, he played in the NBA and overseas. His professional life is a mixture of American and Brazilian basketball. In the 2003 NBA draft, the San Antonio Spurs selected Leandro Barbosa 28th overall in the 1st round. The NBA debut of this man was on November 12, 2003. The start of his professional career was in 1999, and the end of his career was in 2020.
He began his professional career in 1999 with the Brazilian basketball team Palmeiras, where he remained until 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he played for the Brazilian team, Bauru.
Though the San Antonio Spurs drafted him through a trade deal, he put his foot in the NBA, playing for the Phoenix Suns. He served this team in 2010 for a long time. He was a player for the Toronto Raptors from 2010 to 2012. In 2011, he wore the jersey of the Brazilian team Flamengo. He was a player for the Indiana Pacers in 2012. From 2012 to 2013, he played for the Boston Celtics. He represented the Brazilian team Pinheiros from 2013–2014. Leandro played with his old team, the Phoenix Suns, in 2014. He was with the Golden State Warriors from 2014 to 2016. For the third stint with his first NBA team, the Phoenix Suns, he passed in 2016–2017. He spent the last phase of his professional career with the two Brazilian teams, Franca, in 2017–2018 and from 2018 to 2020 with Minas.
Besides the NBA and overseas teams, he also played for the Brazilian national team in various international basketball competitions and brought honors to the nation. He took part in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship as a part of the Brazilian national basketball team and won the gold medal. Again, he appeared in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship with the Brazilian national basketball team and brought the honor of a gold medal.
In his 14-year-long career, he took part in 850 games. The NBA career statistics of this man are 9035 points per game on average, 1720 rebounds per game on average, 1775 assists per game on average, FG% 45.9, FG3% 38.7, FT% 82.1, eFG% 52.6, PER 15.1, WS 37.4
What is Leandro Barbosa doing now?
Barbosa announced his retirement from the NBA on September 14, 2020. After retiring from his playing career, he moved to a coaching career. He joined the Golden State Warriors player mentor coach on September 14, 2020. He won his second NBA championship in the 2022 NBA Finals during his coaching tenure with the team. Currently, he is pursuing his career as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings in the NBA.
- Rio de Janeiro State Championship Winner (2011)
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2007)
- NBA champion (2015)
- FIBA AmeriCup Top Scorer (2007)
- Brazilian League Champion (2002)
As an assistant coach:
- NBA champion (2022)