Tall and handsome Raja Bell is a well-known retired American professional basketball player who was named twice NBA All-Defensive Team in his career. He is the Director of Player Administration for Cleveland Cavaliers.
Birth Facts, Family and Childhood
Retired professional basketball player Raja Bell was born in Saint Croix, Virgin Island on 19 September 1976. He is of African-American ethnicity and has an American nationality. His mother’s name is Denise Bell and father’s name is Roger Bell.
He has five siblings, Brooklyn, Tyler, Destiny, Jack, and Tombi Bell. He grew up in Miami, Florida.
He studied at Ponce De Leon Junior High, Gulliver Academy, and Miami Killian Senior School. He joined Boston University where he was America East Conference Freshman of the Year.
Professional Life and Career
Talking about career journey of Raja Bell, he started playing basketball professionally from Philadelphia 76ers in 2001. He is active in the sports field since 1999 and retired playing in 2013.Previously he was playing from Yakima Sun Kings but left it in 2000.
Being a free agent he signed with San Antonio Spurs on 2 August 2000 but never played a game and eventually released. After being released he signed with Philadelphia 76ers on 16 April 2001 which made his career blossom.
On 1 October 2002, he signed with a Dallas Mavericks and on 26 September 2003, he joined Utah Jazz. After the completion of his tenure, he signed with Phoenix Suns on 3 August 2005. He played alongside with Kevin Nash on the Suns.
He was selected to compete in 2006 NBA Footlocker Three-Point Shootout but he did not participate and replaced by Gilbert Arenas. On 5 January 2007, he was suspended for a game for kicking Andrea Bargnani in a game against Toronto Raptors.
On 11 December 2008, he was traded to Charlotte Bobcats and again got traded to Golden State Warriors on 16 November 2009. After being released from the team on 22 March 2010, he signed a three-year contract to return to Utah worth $10 million but stayed away from the team during 2012-13 seasons.
On 13 February 2014, he had announced his retirement and came back as the team’s Director of Player Administration for the Cleveland Cavaliers on 1 October 2014. His success in career path has paid him well financially.
Salary and Net Worth
His salary is estimated to be 3.24 million USD and his net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Rumor and Controversy
Raja was listed in one of the top five most pissed-off NBA players of the year 2012. He is called as one of the unhappy players and used to create controversy intentionally in the locker room.
Raja Bell has a height of 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 95 kg. His hair color is dark brown and eye color is brown. His shoe size is unknown.
Social Media Profile
Raja is not inactive on the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.