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Antonio Robert Daniels was born on 19 March 1975, in Columbus, Ohio USA, and is a retired professional basketball player, best known for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons from 1997 to 2011. He also works as a basketball analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Antonio Daniels? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional basketball. He also serves as the co-host and analyst of SiriusXM NBA Radio. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Antonio Daniels Net Worth $20 million
Antonio attended St. Francis DeSales, and after matriculating went to Bowling Green State University, where he played college basketball for four years, and then joined the 1997 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies as the fourth overall pick, but was then traded to the San Antonio Spurs in 1998 as an exchange for Carl Herrera and Felipe Lopez. As part of the Spurs, Antonio would perform well and help the team reach the NBA playoffs and win the NBA championship in 1999. He was then offered a high valued contract which increased his net worth significantly, and continued to play for the Spurs for the next three years before he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, with Charles Smith and Amal McCaskill in exchange for Steve Kerr, Erick Barkley, and a 2003 NBA draft second round pick. Later on, Antonio would become a free agent, and signed with the Seattle SuperSonics. He made significant contributions as part of the team. After his contract, he then signed with the Washington Wizards with who he played from 2005 to 2009.
Daniels’ net worth continued to increase thanks to playing opportunities given to him – he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in a three team trade which involved the Memphis Grizzlies as well, then to the Dallas Mavericks for Darius Songaila and Bobby Brown, before the following year going to the NBA Developmental League, selected by the Texas Legends. He would play there for a year before signing a 10 day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, then returning to the Texas Legends before retiring. He played over 950 NBA games.
After his playing career, Antonio then joined Fox Sports Oklahoma in 2015 to become an analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder; later, he would join SiriusXM NBA Radio which provides 24/7 coverage of the NBA. The show airs play by play commentary as well as the various NBA special events held throughout the year. There are many other former players, coaches, and executives who are part of SiriusXM NBA Radio, and they also have a lot of basketball journalists working with them.
For his personal life, it is known that Antonio is married to Sonia Daniels and they have two children. They started The Daniels Family Foundation which focuses on doing charitable work, and is also involved with the NBA.