LaVar Darius Miles was born on the 9th October, 1981 in Belleville, Illinois USA, and is a retired professional basketball player in the position of small forward / power forward. His last team was Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA, having previously played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers. Darius played basketball professionally from 2000-2009.
How rich is the ex-professional basketball player? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Darius Miles’ net worth is as much as $30 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.
Darius Miles Net Worth $30 Million
To begin with, Darius attended East St. Louis High School in Illinois, where he reached outstanding numbers in his senior season (1999 – 2000): 22.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 7.2 blocks and 2.4 steals per game, in leading the team to the state semi finals. He was included in the Best Quintet Parade All-America High School and was a member of the USA Basketball team. Darius was about to enter the University of St. John’s, but suspended the entrance examination as he decided to present himself in the draft.
Miles was selected 3rd in the 1st round of the NBA Draft 2000 by the Los Angeles Clippers. During the 2001 – 2002 season, it was expected that Miles would show a promising first year performance, yet he did not meet expectations and averaged 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. With the arrival of Elton Brand, the team was about to get into playoffs, so the Clippers had no patience with Darius and in the summer of 2002 he was transferred to Cleveland Cavaliers alongside Harold Jamison in exchange for Andre Miller and Bryant Stith. However, Miles performed in the same pace as in Clippers: 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists, and in the middle of the season Darius was transferred to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Jeff McInnis. In Portland, Miles showed his best, averaging 12.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2 assists, a result which earned him a contract for six years and $48 million dollars, which increased Darius Miles net worth considerably.
In 2005-2006 Miles started well; playing against Minnesota Timberwolves, he got away with 32 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocks in one of the best games he ever played. It seemed that Darius could burst onto the league with force, but an injury cut his good progression. He returned in February but without the same motivation, so played just 40 games and averaged 14 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He missed the whole 2006 – 2007 season because of the injury, and at the end of 2008 he signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies with the league minimum of the wage. At the beginning of 2009, the Grizzlies signed him and eventually he ended up playing 34 games averaging 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 8.8 minutes of play, before he called an end to his playing career.
However, Darius Miles has increased his wealth and popularity acting in films. In 2002, he created the role in “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder”. Two years later, he starred in the film “The Perfect Score” directed by Brian Robbins, and has had minor roles in several films since.
Finally, in the personal life of the former basketball player, he has been married to Brandi Nash since 2005.
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