Michael Olowokandi is a well-known basketball player who rose to prominence after being selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1998 NBA Draft.
Michael Olowokandi went on to play for the Clippers for five seasons, which was a fruitful career for him as he received a sizable salary to add to his total net worth of $20 million.
Furthermore, Michael is a kind-hearted man who has always gone above and beyond in terms of charity and donations; thus, he donated $100,000 to the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
Michael Olowokandi: Wife and Children
If you’ve watched the American television show ‘Basketball Wives’ over the years, you’re probably familiar with the lady who played the show’s ex-girlfriend, Michael Olowokandi.
And if you didn’t know about it back then, you will now because actress Suzie Ketchum played Michael’s ex-girlfriend on the show.
Michael and Suzie first met in college at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. With Michael’s attractive persona, it’s easy to see why 19-year-old Suzie chose Michael as her lover.
Meanwhile, during her senior year of college, Suzie became pregnant with Michael’s child. They joyfully welcomed their first child and began to enjoy parenthood. Furthermore, Suzie gave birth to her second child, demonstrating that they were certain about their future together.
But, like any other relationship, Michael and Suzie experienced bitterness in their relationship. Suzie attacked Michael in December 2001, throwing a watch and an earring at him while he was returning from a Clippers trip with an unidentified woman.
Suzie even falsely accused Michael of assaulting her, which resulted in his arrest. Later, Suzie reclaimed the case, claiming responsibility for the entire incident and explaining that she was extremely jealous of the other woman, and thus she only wanted to hurt Micheal.
With all of the twists and turns, the couple finally divorced in 2009 after ten years together, with Suzie handling custody of two children.
There has been no update on Micheal’s relationship, which could reveal his dating/married details with any girlfriend/wife.
Michael: Bio, Age, Family
According to his bio, Michael Olowokandi, the Los Angeles Clippers’ star player, was born on August 3, 1975 in Nigeria. Michael Olowokandi proudly displays his Los Angeles Clippers jersey. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
He keeps a low-profile in the media, so he isn’t seen revealing too many details about his family members. His father, however, is Ezekiel, a Nigerian diplomat. Michael was raised by his father, who provided him with every resource he needed to succeed in life.
Michael, 44, also has a brother, Soji Abbidemi Olowokandi, who was arrested for identity theft after allegedly purchasing a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer in St. Louis with the help of a forged Ohio driver’s license bearing the name of a Natural Resources Conservation Service employee. Moving on, Michael is a University of the Pacific graduate who stands 7 feet tall (2.13 meters).