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Christian Laettner Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Christian Laettner worth? $10 Million

How did Christian Laettner earn his money and wealth?

Christian Donald Laettner was born in the year 1969 at Angola in New York City to a father of Polish descent named George. He belonged to a Roman Catholic family with blue-collar. His initial schooling was in the Nichols School which could only be afforded after the family sacrificed a lot. He also used to work as a part-time janitor to pay for his school expenses.

During the term of his school career as a basketball player, Laettner scored about 2000 points which were a record. He bagged two state-based titles for the team with another to the semi-final round. During his career as a professional football player, Laettner made an exceptional line up for the Duke Blue Devils team. He is also regarded to be among the best players from the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). He ranked as a star player for the National Championship Teams for the years 1991 as well as 1992. He is renowned for his shot against the Kentucky team which bagged them 1992 final for the regional game. He also received a storm of hatred from the Kentucky fans for his winning strike.

He was also the only college player from NCAA who was selected in “Dream Team” that shined during the Olympic Games for the year 1992. The team has been enshrined in the Hall of Fame located in Naismith Memorial Basketball. The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted him as their third overall after which he went on to play 13 seasons for the NBA (National Basketball Association) for several teams. His career highlight was the selection of All-Star Game during which he was with the team Atlanta Hawks in the year 1997.In the NCAA conducted tournaments, Laettner has scored 407 points with 142 free throws, 167 attempts for a free throw, with 21 games won from 23 played. His Dream Team in Olympics bagged the gold medal in the year 1992.

Laettner played for a duration of 13 years for the NBA starting from the year 1992 to 2005 where he scored 11,121 points with 5,806 rebounds. The best performance for the player came during the first 6 seasons of his NBA career. During this time, he scored about 16.6 average points with an average of 7.9 rebounds for each game. Almost all of these games started with him.

Even after such great achievements, his career has been marked as a transient one. In his whole career, he has been traded about six times by 6 teams where he has never spent anything more than 3 full seasons. He was suspended from numerous games in the year 2004 for the use of marijuana.

What are the highest grossing salaries of Christian Laettner?

1-Dallas Mavericks (2000-01): $6,625,000

2-Detroit Pistons (1999-00): $6,062,500

3-Washington Wizards (2003-04): $5,625,000

4-Golden State Warriors (2004-2005): $5,500,000

5-Detroit Pistons (1998-99): $5,360,000

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