Vin Baker Biography

( 1971 - )
November 19, 2016
First published on:November 19, 2016
by Bchrome

Facts of Vin Baker

Date of Birth: 1971, November 23
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Vincent Lamont "Vin" Baker
Famous Name Vin Baker
Father James Baker
Mother Jean Baker
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Birth Place Lake Wales, Florida
Net Worth $500 thousand
Weight in KG 232 lb (105 kg)
Currently Married Yes
Married to Shawnee Baker (m. 2014)
Children N/A
Divorce N/A

Vin Baker is one of the popular and controversial players of basketball. He is a retired American basketball player who played for Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks., Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers. He was born on 23 November 1971. His place of birth is Lake Wales, Florida. He is an American. There is no official info about his ethnicity but there are higher chances of him being black. His birth sign is Sagittarius. He played four years of college basketball at Hartford. His career was damaged due to drug abuse.

Vin Baker attended Old Saybrook High School in Old Saybrook Connecticut. Later on, he accepted a full athletic scholarship from Hartford. He played for Hartford Hawks men’s basketball. He played there from 1989 to 1993. He played extremely well during his collegiate career. It shaped his career and provided him the perfect platform to raise his career. Following his college career, the Milwaukee Bucks selected him with the 8th pick of the 1993 NBA Draft. He played four seasons with Milwaukee Bucks’. In 1997, he was picked by the Seattle SuperSonics. After spending his four golden years in Seattle, he was acquired by Boston Celtics with Shammond Williams, Vitaly Potapenko and Joseph Forte. While playing with Boston, his coach Jim O’Brien smelled alcohol during the practice session. He was suspended by the team and eventually released. Later, he signed with New York Knicks. On Feb 24, 2005, he was traded to the Rockets. He was released by Rockets on October 7, 2005. He signed with Minnesota on October 1, 2006.

Vin Baker was born to James Baker and Jean Baker. His father is a mechanic and Baptist minister. He married Shawnee Baker. Since getting married to his wife, they have shared strong love and affection with each other. There are no rumors published about their divorce. Looking at his successful marriage life, they do not seem to end their relationship with divorce in coming days as well. At this moment he is undergoing with financial troubles as he lost 100 million dollars and started Working at Starbucks as a Manger. On June 19, 2007, he was taken in the custody in Norwich, Connecticut for drunk driving. He is philanthropic. He has a non-profit foundation called Stand Tall Foundation. The foundation gives a bright future to kids by financially assisting with different charitable institutions. He set a perfect example for upcoming players and they can walk into his footsteps to get success.

Vin Baker is one of the most recognized faces of the basketball. He has an amazing height of 6 feet and 11 inch that is around 2.10m. There is no info about his present salary. His estimated net worth is around $500 thousand. He has a huge fan following on social networking sites. Moreover, interesting facts about his life and bio can be taken from Wiki. 

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