J.J. Barea Biography

( 1984 - )
February 2, 2020
First published on:November 29, 2018
by John Max

Facts of J.J. Barea

Date of Birth: 1984, June 26
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: Puerto Rico
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name José Juan "J. J." Barea Mora
Birth Place Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Famous Name J. J. Barea
Father Jaime Barea
Father Nationality Puerto Rican
Mother Marta Mora
Mother Nationality Puerto Rican
Net Worth $20 Million
Salary $2,564,753
Siblings Jamie J. Barea, Jason J. Barea
No. of Twitter Followers 286k
No. of Instagram Followers 337k
Weight 78.5 kg
Nationality Puerto Rican
Profession Basketball player
Currently Working For Dallas Mavericks
University attended Northeastern University
School attended Miami Christian School
Currently Married Viviana Ortiz
Wife profession actress and model
Wife nationality Puerto Rican
Children Paulina Barea Ortiz, Sebastián José Barea Rivera
Squad No 5

J. J. Barea is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was also a member of the Puerto Rican national team when it won a gold medal in the 2006 and 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico native, J. J. Barea was born on June 26, 1984, under the star sign Cancer. 2011 NBA champion holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. 

J.J. Barea Net worth and Salary

No. 5 – Dallas Mavericks' point guard, Jose Barea is currently under a 1 year  $2,564,753 contract with the team that includes $2,564,753 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,564,753.

In 2019-20, he will earn a base salary of $2,564,753, while carrying a cap hit of $1,620,564 and a dead cap value of $1,620,564. Tim Hardaway Jr., Kristaps Porzingis, and Courtney Lee are the highest-paid roosters of the team. 

Initially, he signed a 3 year $5 million contract with Dallas. In 2011, he signed a 4 year $18 million contract with Minnesota. In 2014 season he was waived by Minnesota, later he was bought out by his former team, Dallas, agreeing on a 1 year $1.3 million contract. In 2015, he re-signed a four-year contract with Dallas for  $16 million. 

To date, he has earned $41,800,103 as his NBA career earning actively playing 14 seasons. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated no less than $20 million

Being such a well-known and skilled basketball player, Barea earns a good sum of money from his profession. 

J.J. Barea Personal Life

J.J. Barea was previously in a relationship with Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera. The couple began dating in March 2011. From their relationship, the duo has a son Sebastián José Barea Rivera born on 17th February 2017

CAPTION: J. J. Barea and his wife Viviana Ortiz SOURCE: Instagram

However, Barea and Rivera failed to continue their relationship and separated in April 2013.

Barea next began dating his current wife Viviana Ortiz who is an actress and Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011. In February 2016, the pair confirmed that they were expecting their first child. 

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They welcomed their daughter Paulina Barea Ortiz on 31st March 2016. Likewise, the lovebirds exchanged their vows on 20th August 2016.

Their wedding was held at the church of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CAPTION: J. J. Barea with his wife and children SOURCE: Instagram

Since their wedding, the husband and wife are together and are still going strong in their relationship. They are maintaining a peaceful relationship without any signs of divorce and extramarital affairs. Barea frequently shares adorable photos of his spouse and children on his Instagram

Aged 35, J.J. Barea stands the perfect height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet and weighs 78.5 kg which is 173 lbs. 

J.J. Barea Early Life and Education

J.J. Barea was born to mother, Marta Barea, and father Jaime Barea and grew up along with his brothers Jamie J. Barea and Jason J. Barea. He holds a Puerto Rican nationality.

CAPTION: J. J. Barea SOURCE: Instagram

Barea attended Miami Christian School in the United States where he began playing basketball. Likewise, Barea graduated from the Northeastern University. 

J.J. Barea College and NBA Career

J.J. Barea played college basketball for the Northeastern University team. He averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.9 steals as a freshman and earned third-team All-AEC and AEC All-Rookie team honors. Likewise, during his sophomore year, he earned All-AEC honors and further played for the senior team. 

YouTube: J. J. Barea Highlights

In the 2006 NBA draft, Barea went undrafted so he joined Golden State Warriors for the 2006 Las Vegas Summer League. Later, he joined Dallas Mavericks for the Rocky Mountain Revue. Barea played regular seasons for Mavericks until 2010–11 season. 

However, from 2011–2014 season, Barea played for Minnesota Timberwolves. Barea returned to Mavericks on 29th October 2014. Moreover, he re-signed a four-year contract with the club on 16th July 2015. Besides his club career, Barea is also a member of Puerto Rico's National Basketball team. 

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