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 Parents: Meet Barbara Kemp, Gene Kemp
Shawn Kemp’s mother is named Barbara Kemp, and his father is named Gene Kemp.
Gene Kemp was a former standout high school basketball player in North Carolina and encouraged his son’s love for the game from a young age.
However, Gene Kemp was not very involved in Shawn’s life while he was growing up, and Shawn was largely raised by his mother Barbara in Indiana.
Despite his father’s absence, Shawn was able to develop into an outstanding basketball player and eventually achieved success at the highest levels of the sport.