Jim Jackson Biography

May 27, 2020
First published on:February 10, 2020
by Jack Ol

Facts of Jim Jackson

Birth Name James Jackson
Birth Place Toledo, Ohio, United States
Famous Name Jim Jackson
Birth Date 14 October 1970
Horoscope Libra
Father James Jackson
Net Worth $ 15 million
Height 6' 6''
Weight 100Kg
Profession Basketball Analyst
University attended The Ohio State University
School attended Macomber High School
Married to Shawnee Simms
Children Traevon Jackson
Girlfriend Tamera Winston

Playing 14 NBA seasons, Jimmy Jackson is an American retired professional basketball player. He was in the active roster of 12 different teams which is an impressive career highlight for the 49-year-old. He currently works for Fox Sports as a basketball analyst. He was the last L.A laker to wear the No.24 before Kobe Bryant.

The Ohio native, Jim Jackson, was born on 14 October 1970 under the star sign Libra. Jimmy was born to James Jackson and TammyWinston. Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio and attended Macomber High School and for his collegiate year, he joined the Ohio State University. He was the 4th overall pick in round 1 of the 1992 draft selected by the Dallas Mavericks.

Jim Jackson's Net Worth and Career Earnings in 2020

The 49-year-old has an incredible net worth of $15 million. The major portion of his net worth is received from his basketball career. Jackson earned around $35 million in his career.

He was a McDonald All-Star American who is tied with Joe Smith, Tony Massenburg, and Chucky Browns to sharing the league record of being active roster in 12 different teams. He dedicated 14 years of his life to Basketball.

Date  Team  Salary/ Earnings
1992-1997 Dallas Mavericks  $11,800,000
1997 New Jersey Nets $2,021,704
1997-1998 Philadelphia 76ers $4,600,000
1998 Gloden State Warriors  $1,990,433
1999 Portland Trail Blazers $1,750,000
1999-2001 Atlanta Hawks  $4,255,000
2001 Cleveland Cavaliers $1,575,594
2001-2002 Miami Heat $789,170
2002-2003 Sacramento Kings $791,341
2003-2004 Housten Rockets $4,620,000
2005-2006 Pheonix Suns $2,640,000
2006 Los Angeles Lakers  $389,203
Total Earnings   $35,232,012

Jimmy played for the Dallas Maverick the longest working for five years and the shortest history was with the Los Angeles Lakers playing only 13 games with an average 1.7 points and 9 rebounds per 7 minutes. Jackson didn't receive any offer in the following offseason, marking the end of his career in the basketball profession.

Jim Jackson and his son Zavier Jackson enjoying holidays SOURCE: [email protected]

Jim currently works as the sports analyst for Fox Sports where he definitely earns more than $100,000 annually because of his intellectual talent in the field of basketball. He was previously working for the Big Ten Network.

In addition to his career, the All-Star American also receives sponsorship and Endorsement deals from various companies. Having millions in his bank account, the 49 years enjoy a lavish and wonderful life along with his wife and son. 

Happily married to Shawnee Simms

The basketball star is happily married to his longtime girlfriend, Shawnee Simms. The couple exchanged their vows on 6th July 2002 at the Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Buckhead, Georgia. Shawnee was given away by the entertainment manager Mike Tyson. He walked her down the Aisle. 

Jim Jackson and wife Shawnee Simms on wedding SOURCE: Gettyimage

Shawnee then was the former manager/advisor of the heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson who ran his career from behind the scenes for several years until 2003. Mike terminated Shawnee management relationship in 2003 for unknown reasons.

There was a performance by the R&B boys group II who sang to serenade the newlyweds. The singer/actor Tyrese Gibson also performed during the reception. 

They have a son named Zavier Jackson who was born on June 2018.

Jim Jackson's Past Affairs and son, Traevon

Jimmy Jackson has had several other relationships in the past. He was also rumored to have linked up with Nicole Murphy. Nicole Murphy is the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy and the ex-fiancee of Michael Strahan. The couple knew each other for a very long time and reportedly started dating which she was still engaged to Strahan.

The NBA player also had a relationship with Tammy Winston, who was a school basketball player. The couple together has a son named Traevon Jackson

Tamera was pregnant with Traevon when they went their seperate ways. Traevon was born six months after his father Jimmy was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992 NBA Draft. He was born on 11 December 1992. He played football at the age of four.

Jim Jackson and his Son Traevon Jackson SOURCE: [email protected] ten conference

However, James didn't meet Traevon until he was 7-years-old. Jimmy found out about Treaven existence when he was seven after his mother told Jimmy. However, they eventually developed a bond when he joined his father on the road trip during his school holidays and visiting his father's home during summer.

During the time he spent with his father, he grew more affectionate of him and his basketball career which gave away his love of football and gave way to a passion for basketball. He is currently the point guard for Iowa Wolves.

Cuban Cigars 

Jimmy is a big fan of the Cuban cigars and enjoys them as a pre-meal snack. He has posted multiple posts of cigars in his Instagram feed.

Cuban cigar SOURCE: [email protected]

He occasionally enjoys the experience of the Cuban cigars. He might be endorsed with Cigarafficionado. 

Career highlights and Awards

  • UPI College Player of the Year (1992)
  • 2* Consensus first-team All-American (1991, 1992)
  • 2* Big Ten Player of the year (1991, 1992)
  • No. 22 retired by Ohio State
  • 2* First-team Parade All-American (1988, 1989)

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