Taj Gibson Biography

( 1985 - )
February 25, 2020
First published on:November 26, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of Taj Gibson

Date of Birth: 1985, June 24
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Taj Jami Gibson
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Famous Name Taj Gibson
Horoscope Cancer
Father Wilbert Gibson
Father Nationality American
Mother Sharon Gibson
Mother Nationality American
Net Worth $66,275,668
Salary $14,000,000
Past Team Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder
Siblings Brother Greg "Y.G" Gibson and sister Jasu Robinson Okai
School Location San Fernando, California
University Team University of Southern California
Cars Ferrari
No. of Twitter Followers 346k
No. of Instagram Followers 455k
Weight 105kg
Position in Team Power forward
Current team Minnesota Timberwolves
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Profession basketball player
Started career as basketball player
Currently Working For Minnesota Timberwolves
Awards NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010), Second-team All-Pac-10 (2009), Third-team All-Pac-10 (2008), Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2009)
Current City Brooklyn, New York
University attended University of Southern California
School attended Calvary Christian high school
Graduated year 2006-2009
Children 1
Girlfriend Tenille Melissa (split)

Taj Gibson is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2020, Gibson currently plays for the New York Knicks as their Power forward. Taj Jami Gibson has played for other teams like Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Playing as a Power forward, Taj reportedly earns around $9 million as his yearly salary from Knicks while his annual salary with Timberwolves previously in 2018 was $14 million. He has an estimated net worth of over $35 million.

Taj Gibson's Net Worth and Salary

Taj Gibson signed a 2 year / $20,000,000 contract with the New York Knicks in 2019. As per the deal, he would earn $10 million in average annual salary while carrying a cap hit of $9,000,000 and a dead cap value of $9,000,000. Gibson's salary in 2019-2020 is $9,000,000 while he will be paid $9,450,000 in the next season.

Gibson's Current Contract:

Year Salary/ Earnings
2019 $9,000,000
2020 $9,450,000

Earlier he was signed to a two-year contract worth $28 million with the Minnesota Timberwolves, including a guaranteed sum of $28 million and an average annual salary of $14 million. 

In 2018-19, Gibson earned a basic salary of $14 million, along with a cap hit of $14 million and a dead cap of $14 million.

Gibson Previous contract and Earnings

Year Team Contract
2009-12 Chicago Bulls $3,119,857
2012-15 Chicago Bulls $17,705,811
2015-16 Chicago Bulls $8,500,000
2016-17 Oklahoma City Thunder $2,579,706
2016-17 Chicago Bulls $6,370,294
2017-18 Minnesota Thunderwolves $14,000,000
2018-19 Minnesota Thunderwolves 14,000,000
Total Career Earnings   $66,275,668

Gibson was paid a salary of $1,039,800 in his first NBA season. He has made the career earnings of $66,275,668 in his whole NBA career. 

His exact net worth is not disclosed yet but is assumed to be about $35 million.

Taj Gibson Personal Life; Who is his Girlfriend?

Currently, Gibson is single. In the past, he was in a relationship with Tenille Melissa but has not got married. They had a daughter but her details are not yet made public by Taj. Besides, Gibson has a good relationship with his family. Also, he is engaged in charity work for children.

CAPTION: Taj Gibson adopting a family SOURCE: NBA.com

Other than being a famous NBA Power forward, Taj Gibson is pretty famous in social media. He has 455k followers on Instagram and 346k on Twitter.

 
 
 
 
 
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I came to this city over 7 years ago and fell in love with the city and children of chicago. I've done a basketball camp every year since I've been here. And even though we had a huge turn out for this year, I couldn't do the camp this year. I wanted to do better for the city I fell in love with. I noticed some parents don't have the money to pay for their children, so I will pay for them!! Next year I will be holding a FREE Basketball Camp for all children in Chicago that wants to learn more about the sport I love. Everything starts with our children not our Bank accounts. I can't wait to see you all there. Thank you again for your understanding and support. Go Bulls. We will be looking for sponsors. Thank you again and have a blessed day.

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Moreover, he has also been doing basketball camps for children.

The Famous NBA star Gibson is 6 feet 9 inch in height and weighs around 105 kg (232lbs). Taj is not only a world-class athlete but also a very attractive individual.

 Taj Gibson Early Life

Taj Jami Gibson was born on June 24, 1985, in Brooklyn, New York to parents Wilbert Gibson and Sharon Gibson. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the Black ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Cancer. He spent childhood along with his brother Greg "Y.G" Gibson and sister Jasu Robinson Okai.

Taj was in All right Charles A. Dorsey School in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. Gibson started his high school career at the Brooklyn Telecommunications Arts and Technology High School whereas, he was a sophomore and junior in Stoneridge Prep in Tarzana, California.

Gibson attended Calvary Christian high school in San Fernando, California where he played for his high school basketball team. After completing high school, he enrolled at the University of Southern California and played for the college team.

Taj was named Pac-10 All-Freshman in 2007 and 2009 All-Pac 10 Tournament Team by helping the Trojans.

Taj Gibson Professional Career

In the start of his NBA career, Taj was selected 26th overall in 2009 NBA Draft by Chicago Bulls and signed a contract on July 2009. In this season, he averaged 7.6 points per game and 7.0 rebounds. Also during the 2015-16 season, he appeared in 73 games and averaged 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds.

After playing for Chicago Bulls from 2009-2017, he was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder On February 23, 2017. Later on July of 2017, Taj signed a contract with Minnesota Timberwolves where he became the first player to wear No. 67 in Honor of his Brooklyn Elementary School.

Year  Team Games played Games Started Minutes per game Rebounds per game Assists per game Steals per game Blocks per game  Points per game
2010-11 Chicago 80 19 21.8 5.7 .7 .5 1.3 7.1
2011-12 Chicago 63 0 20.4 5.3 .7 .4 1.3 7.7
2012-13 Chicago 65 5 22.4 5.3 .9 .4 1.3 8.0
2013-14 Chicago 82 8 28.7 6.8 1.1 .5 1.4 13.0
2014-15 Chicago 62 17 27.3 6.4 1.1 .6 1.2 10.3
2015-16 Chicago 56 55 27.2 6.9 1.1 .5 .9 11.6
2016-17 Oklahoma 23 16 21.2 4.5 .6 .6 .7 9.0
2017-18 Minnesota 82 82 33.2 7.1 1.2 .8 .7 12.2
Career   667 327 26.1 6.4 1.0 .6 1.2 9.7

 

Gibson scored his season-high 24 points in a 124-118 win over Orlando Magic in 2017 season and also scored his season-high 38 points against Los Angeles Lakers in the 2008 season. Currently, Taj is playing for Minnesota along with Andrew Wiggins, Derrick Rose, Gorgui Dieng, Robert Covington.


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