Shawn Kemp is a former professional basketball player from the United States. He was born on November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana.
Kemp played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 14 seasons, from 1989 to 2003. He was known for his athleticism and explosive dunks, earning him the nickname “Reign Man.”
Kemp played for several teams throughout his career, including the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic.
Kemp was a six-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA Second Team selection.
He helped lead the Seattle SuperSonics to the NBA Finals in 1996, where they lost to the Chicago Bulls. Over the course of his career, Kemp averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game.
Shawn Kemp Children: Meet Shawn Kemp Jr., Jamon Kemp
Shawn Kemp has seven children with six different women; however, only Shawn Kemp Jr. and Jamon Kemp are publicly known.
Kemp’s oldest son, Shawn Kemp Jr., played college basketball for Washington, while Jamon played for Southern Eastern Louisiana University.
Kemp married Marvena Thomas and had three children, including Shawn Jr. and Jamon.