John Levell Starks was born on the 10th August 1965, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is a former professional basketball player, who played in the position of shooting guard for various clubs of the NBA, CBA and WB leagues, from 1988 to 2002. During his career, he had played in 14 seasons representing 4 different clubs. John was awarded NBA All Star in 1994, NBA All Defensive Second Team in 1993 and NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1997. Basketball is the main source of John Starks net worth.
How rich is the retired basketball player? Reportedly, the net worth of John Starks stands at $25 million, as of early 2016.
John Starks Net Worth $25 Million
After a year of basketball in high school, John Starks attended four different universities in four years, transferring after committing petty offences. After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1988, he was passed over for the NBA draft despite a respectable average of 15.4 points per game. Nevertheless, he got the access to the League floor, signing as a free agent for the Golden State Warriors in September, 1988. In his first season, he participated in 36 games averaging 4.1 points. This was still the start to his net worth.
This helped the player to decide to leave the NBA to discover his talent in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), in which he played for Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets and became one of the stars of the minor league with averages of 21.7 points 5.5 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. Nevertheless, this was insufficient to be drafted by an NBA team, so the player started the following season in the World Basketball League representing the Memphis Rockers.
Afterwards, the New York Knicks became interested in Starks and he signed as a free agent. The player finally found himself in the effective team built around Patrick Ewing and that was the best time of his career. In 1991- 1992, the coach Pat Riley made John Starks one of the most effective 6th NBA men. He participated in all the games of the regular season and became the second Knicks offensive weapon with 13.9 points average, setting the franchise record for 3-point baskets scored in a game with eight. New York was eliminated in the playoffs by the Bulls, the future champions. In 1992 – 1993 season, he finished the second best scorer and was elected among the 10 best defenders in the league. Despite an injury in the season 1993-1994, Starks marked 19 points and delivered 5.9 assists average, statistics that earned him his only selection to an All-Star Game. In the absence of Michael Jordan, the Knicks finally reached the NBA finals thanks to their offensive performance back All-Star. In 1994-1995, John Starks entered NBA history by becoming the first player to attempt more than 600 3-point shots and to score more than 200. The arrival of prodigy Allan Houston confined Starks to the bench, but he showed averages of 13.8 points 2.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.17 steals in only 26.5 minutes per game. In January 1999, he signed an agreement with the Golden State Warriors, and then in August 2000 he joined the Utah Jazz for what was his final challenge in the NBA. He played 141 games in 2 years, missing some for disciplinary reasons.
Currently, John Starks is working in the management team of the Knicks and is a consultant for their home games.
Finally, in the personal life of the former basketball player, John married Jackie Starks in 1986, and they have three children.
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