Basketball players of all time are those who have marked their legacy on the sands of time. These NBA players draw a lot of speculations about who should on the top of the pyramid.
Likewise, Rex Chapman has made a permanent name for himself in the basketball world. Basketball has been the life of the player from a young age, and Rex has never hesitated to prove his talent in the highly competitive game.
Besides Rex's basketball career, he is also quite famous on his social media like Twitter, where he tweets funny memes. His fan following are not only interested in his professional life, but they also find their way to know more about his personal life.
Rex Chapman Married To Wife, Children
Rex Chapman was previously married to his wife, Bridget Hobbs. Rex exchanged his wedding vows with his wife on 10 August 1991 in a private wedding ceremony.
However, Rex has managed to keep the details on how and where he met his wife under the warps.
In the midst of relishing their married life, Rex and Bridget welcomed four children, Zeke, Caley, Tatum, and Tyson.
Eventually, Rex and Bridget's married life fell apart, and they officially divorced in 2012, sharing the joint custody of their children.
Before tying the nuptial knot with Bridget, Rex used to date an African-American woman during his high school. Rex also recalls his past dating life where the Kentucky coaching staff and athletic administration tried to dissuade him of interracial dating.
His Career & Net Worth
Rex began his basketball career from his high school days. Later, Rex was selected with the 8th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft. During his first season, he scored 16.9 points per game gaining popularity among basketball fans.
But sadly, Rex was injured, due to which he could not participate in the game.
In Rex's career, his stats include 666 games while averaging for every 14.6 PTS.
Rex Chapman dribbles the ball during the game against the Los Angeles at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California (Photo: gettyimages)
Sadly, Due to Rex's ankle injury, he ultimately retired from the NBA.
While people assume his life to be perfect, there is a sad truth behind it. On 19 September 2014, Rex was arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14K worth merchandise from an Apple Store in Scottdale, Arizona.
Later, Rex got into 40 Vicodin pills and 9 OxyContin, and upon the insistence of former NBA player Danny Ainge, Rex entered a substance-abuse rehabilitation program in Louisville, Kentucky.
All in all, after the worst nightmare, as of now, Rex works as University of Kentucky basketball pre-game radio co-host.
Today, from Rex's NBA career, he might have gathered big chunks in his net worth. In fact, it is known that Rex made $22 million from his career in the NBA.
Rex was born on 5 October 1967. He grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, creating childhood memories with his family.
For his education, Rex, now of age 51, attended Apollo High School. Later, he enrolled in the University of Kentucky.
As of now, Rex weighs 83 kgs, standing tall at the towering height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters). Before you start wondering why Rex's weight is comparably less for a former NBA player, Rex actually lost 40 pounds after he was arrested.