Chris Gatling is a retired NBA player prominent for his extraordinary performances throughout his career. Though he started to play amazingly from high school, he stood as a tough basketball player only in his college by winning the Sun Belt Player of the Year twice in 1990 and 1991.
Soon after college, he was selected by the Golden State Warriors as 16th overall for the 1991 NBA draft and made his first debut on 1st November 1991 at the age of 24.
In his 11-year long career, he got several awards and honors; the most remarkable one was the NBA All-Star award in 1997.
Chris Gatling’s Bio, Family, Height
The American basketball player with the full name Chris Raymond Gatling was born on 3rd September 1967 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He is the only child of his father Raymond Gatling and mother, Rebecca Gatling.
His father had an auto maintenance company where Chris used to help his father sometimes while studying at high school.
While working with his father in 1985 in the same company, he met severe head injury. The doctors were not sure about his ability to move and suggested not to play basketball ever after.
But luckily, he recovered from it. With his courage and hope, he didn't quit his passion for basketball. The incident is unforgettable for Chris and his family.
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The 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 meters) athlete weighing 99kg is very close to his parents. He finds them always supportive of him, whether it is the matter of his career or personal motivation.
Chris attended Elizabeth High School, located in his hometown, Elizabeth, New Jersey. From there, he began to show astonishing performances in basketball.
So he was demanded by many colleges for higher studies. He chose the University of Pittsburgh but didn’t remain there for a long time since he got problems with the coach. So he got transferred to Old Dominion University. There he excelled in his basketball career with Monarchs from 1988 to 1991.
Is Chris Gatling Married? Wife
Chris Gatling has not shared details of his personal life. It is still unwrapped to this day whether the 52-year-old star is married to a wife or not. But a tweet dated 12th February 2015 showed the probability of his singlehood.
Chris Gatlilnlg's tweets on Valentin's Day on 12 February 2015 (Source: Chris Gatling's Twitter)
Furthermore, he has left no traces of his girlfriends and dating history if he had any.
Salary, Net Worth, 2019 Status
Chris Gatling has earned both fame and fortune in his long NBA career from 1991 to 2002. He has added a sum of $29.5 million to his net worth just from his salaries paid by various teams throughout his career.
Although Chris is one of the best and widely praised basketball player, he was found involved in several criminal activities time and again.
He was involved in several women scams and had gone to jail several times.
In 2013, he was sentenced to four years probation period for squatting in Paradise Valley home, Arizona; that wasn’t his.
As of 2019, Chris is serving Maricopa County jail for forgery and fraud. Chris .was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on 12th December 2017.