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Jalen Anthony Rose was born on 30th January, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a retired professional basketball player (NBA), in the positions of small forward and guard from 1994 to 2007. Currently, Jalen Rose works as a Spokesperson and Ambassador for the National Basketball Retired Players Association, and is involved on ESPN channel, working as a basketball analyst.
Jalen Rose Net Worth $60 Million
The main source of Jalen Rose’s net worth is basketball. Currently, his net worth is as high as $60 million. The highest salary received by this small forward/guard was $15,694,000 from the Toronto Raptors in 2005. To compare, his starting salary was $975,000 (1994). It has been estimated that he earned $102,438,250 through his entire professional career as a basketball player.
Jalen Rose followed his estranged father, Jimmy Walker, who was a successful basketball player in the NBA. Jalen was one of the best high school basketball players who took part in a documentary “Hoop Dreams” (1994). Later, he continued his career playing in the team of University of Michigan. In 1994, Jalen was picked 13th overall in the first round of the NBA draft (1994) by the Denver Nuggets, for whom he played for two seasons (1994 – 1996) before being traded to the Indiana Pacers (1996 – 2002) team. Afterwards, he played for the Chicago Bulls (2002 – 2004), the Toronto Raptors (2004 – 2006), the New York Knicks (2006) and ended his professional career playing for the Phoenix Suns (2006 – 2007). During the peak of his career (2000 – 2002) he managed to play entire games, approximately 40.9 minutes per game, averaging more than 20 points per game. The total career statistics say that he managed to make 14.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
Jalen Rose, together with the team members he played with has been named Consensus second-team All-American in 1994 and NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1995. More, he received the award of the NBA Most Improved Player in 2000. 2.03m tal and 98kg in weight, the left-handed player was known for his functional yet insulting way of playing. He played in three positions during his entire career, starting in the position of a point guard, and later playing as a shooting guard and point forward.
After his retirement from professional sport, Rose became involved in the media. He debuted as a courtside reporter during the playoffs in 2006, and later took the position of analyst at ESPN (2007 – present). Since 2012, Jalen has hosted “NBA Countdown”. In addition to this, the retired basketball player is the owner of management and production company “Three Tier Entertainment”. It was Rose, who produced the controversial documentary film “The Fab Five” (2011).
Furthermore, Jalen Rose has been chosen to serve as the Ambassador and Spokesperson for the National Basketball Retired Players Association, in which position he has served since August 2014.
Finally, Rose is known as a community activist and philanthropist. He has donated money to build reading centres and public schools.
Talking about his personal life, Jalen Rose graduated from the University of Maryland only in 2005, with a BSc in Management Studies. He is married to Alexandra Rose, and has fathered two daughters and has a step-son.