Kara Lawson Biography

January 21, 2020
First published on:January 21, 2020
by Ramin

Facts of Kara Lawson

Birth Name Kara Lawson
Birth Place Alexandria, Virginia, United State
Famous Name Kara Lawson
Father late William Lawson
Mother Kathleen Lawson
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Siblings Susan Lawson
School Location Springfield Virginia
University Team Tennessee Lady Volunteers Basketball
No. of Twitter Followers 53800
No. of Instagram Followers 13400
Height 5' 9''
Weight 68 Kg
Position in Team Assistant Coach
No. of Siblings 2
Current team Boston Celtics
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Assistant Coach
Started career as Basketball Player
University attended University of Tennessee
School attended West Springfield High School
Graduated year 2003
Currently Married Damien Barling

Kara Lawson is a former American Professional Player for the Women National  Basketball Association and a basketball television analyst for ESPN like Rebecca Lobo and the Washington Wizards. She attended the Sidwell Friends School fro freshmen year and went to West Springfield High School. For her collegiate year, she attended the University of Tennessee. She retired from WNBA to focus on her broadcasting career. Presently, Working as the assistant coach for the Boston Celtics of the NBA.

Kara Lawson, Born on 14 February 1981 under the star sign Aquarius. The American Native who has an incredible height of 5 ft 9 in is the daughter of late William Lawson and Kathleen Lawson. She also has a sister, Susan lawson. She grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, United State and belongs to African-American ethnicity.

Kara Lawson's Net Worth in 2020

The Net Worth of Kara Lawson amounts to $1.5 million. Being dedicated all her life to the sports field, she has been able to accumulate such net worth. Katie Feenstra-Mattera also has a similar net worth as Kara.

The Former Basketball star is the assistant coach for the Boston Celtics. The average salary for the assistant coach in Boston Celtics sums upto  $49,611 per year excluding incentives and bonuses.

Kara Lawson along with Sarah Kustok SOURCE: wtop

On the other hand, she also works as an analyst for the ESPN network. Particularly, the ESPN analyst is expected to earn $59,684 as a salary. Rebecca Lobo also worked with Kara Lawson in ESPN as a sports analyst. 

Lawson became the primary television guide for the Washinton wizards replacing long-time analysts Phil Chenier as a full-time host. She is the first primary analyst for an NBA team joining Sarah Kustok of the Brooklyn Nets.

Kara has a long history in the WNBA. She started her professional career from 2003 and finally retired in 2015. She has also represented her country in the World University Games held in Beijing, China. Representing the USA women's Basketball Team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

During her Professional Career, she would have received thousands of dollars from her professional career. She was the 5th overall pick in Round 1 of 2003 Drafted by Detroit Shock. After being drafted, the former athlete would have signed a contract worth $150,000-$200,000 during her active year.

Kara Lawson's Husband

The 38-years-old is married to Damien Barling in 2008. It's going to be 12 years in their marital life. There aren't any controversies in their married life and things seem to be going well in the married life.

Kara Lawson and her Husband SOURCE: liverampup

Damien met Lawson while he was working at the Sacramento soon after the monarchs' WNBA championship win. Barling was a radio broadcaster in the Sacramento area for KHTL, a commercial radio station. He interviewed lawson on his show following her officially being named as a color analyst.

 However, there isn't any report of any children from the couple. Whatever the reason may be, the couple seems to have been private about the matter. We do hope for a happy life for the couple. 

Family Background

The 5' 9'' belongs to an African-American Ethnicity. Kara was bron to late William Lawson and Kathleen Lawson. Her father passed away on August 2017. She wrote a long letter in memory of her father which she posted in her Twitter account.

 The Former Basketball player also has a sister named Susan Lawson. Her sister's life is private, so there isn't much information available about her sister. 

Career Highlights and Awards

  • WNBA Champion (2005)
  • WNBA All-Star (2007)
  • 2* Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award (2009, 2012)
  • Dawn Staley Community Leadership Awards (2013)

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