David Lee Net Worth: American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, David Lee has a net worth of $42 million.
Born on April 29, 1983 in London, UK, David Lee moved to University of Florida in an athletic scholarship where be played under Billy Donovan for the Florida Gators Basketball team for four years until 2005. His side won the 2005 SEC Men’s Basketball tournament in 2005 after which he was selected by the Knicks in the 2005 NBA Draft (30th overall).
With a 5.1 points average in 16.9 average minute in his rookie season, Lee became a starter for the team after Channing Frye caught an injury. He rose to prominence after scoring the winning basket against Charlotte Bobcats in 2006 without breaking the Trent Tucker Rule in the dying seconds of the game. He was also named as the Most Valueable Player in the Rookie Challenge in 2007.
David Lee is also the first ever player from the Knicks side to be placed in the All-Star team after Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell. He became a free agent after his contract expired in 2010 and was signed by Golden State Warriors with a contract of $80 million in six years. He is also the highest paid basketball player in the team after Klay Thompson and makes $15 million per year.
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David Lee’s net worth comes from his career as a professional basketball player while he also earns money through some appearances in television shows. He first appeared on a game show called Family Feud in 2007 and then on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2009. He also made cameo appearances in series like Lipstick Jungle, When in Rome, etc.
Lee’s market value stands at $65 million today which makes him one of the most valuable players in the NBA today. David Lee’s net worth is estimated to be $42 million as of 2015.
Quick Facts about David Lee
Full Name: David Lee
Profession: Basketball Player
Height: 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Date of Birth: April 29, 1983
Place of Birth: London, UK
Current Team: Golden State Warriors
David Lee Salary: $15 million per year