Hassan Whiteside

Hassan Niam Whiteside is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.

There will be just a handful of players – if any at all, in the National Basketball Association (NBA) whose career saw them start off in America, move to and fro various teams in Lebanon and China before finding their way back to the NBA and still remain at the top of their game, in the league where basketball is hottest compared to any part of the world. When such players are being sought, Hassan Whiteside comes to an honorable mention. Here is more on the biography of this baller whose resilience has kept before the eyes of American basketball fans for a long time and counting.

What makes Hassan Whiteside famous?

Hassan Whiteside is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Marshall Thundering Herd before being drafted in the second round by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA draft. After joining Miami in 2014, Whiteside was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2016, when he also led the NBA in blocks. He led the league in rebounding in 2017.

The young baller was quick to show just how exceptionally good he was with the ball and soon began making headlines as he recorded several triple-doubles, had the most blocked shots in a single season, and broke a couple of records that have been on the shelf for donkey years.

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Who are the parents of Hassan Whiteside?

Back to his early life, Hassan Niam Whiteside was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, the United States to father Hasson Arbubakrr and Debbie Whiteside. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the African-American ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Gemini. He grew up along with his 5 brothers, Anthony Whiteside, Nassan Whiteside, Darius Whiteside, Omaris Whiteside, Danny Whiteside, and 1 sister, Jovanna Whiteside.

Regarding his education, Whiteside attended three schools, Hunter Huss High School, East Side High School, and The Patterson School where he played for his high school basketball team. After high school graduation, Hassan Whiteside enrolled at Marshall University and joined the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team.

When did Hassan Whiteside pursue his basketball career?

  • Hassan began his basketball career as a professional player in 2006, playing for East Side High School. After that, he played for Hope Christian Academy in 2007 and 2008. In 2008–09, he played prep basketball at The Patterson School in Lenoir, North Carolina.
  • He was rated as the No. 19 centers in the Class of 2009, according to Scout.com. He played for Marshall University during the start of the 2009–10 seasons and he got national attention at that time. He was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA draft.
  • He played in the Kings’ season opener, recording two fouls in two minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves, before failing to appear in another game for the Kings all season. He spent time with the Kings’ D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, between November 29 and January 9, before being ruled out for four to six months on March 4 after undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee.
  • Between January 1 and February 3 of the lockout-shortened 2011–12 season, Whiteside was on assignment with the Reno Bighorns. Between February 15 and April 11, he played in 18 games for the Kings, including having a 10-rebound effort on April 8 against the Houston Rockets. On July 16, 2012, he was waived by the Kings.
  • On December 14, 2012, Whiteside was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. On January 4, 2013, he was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He left the Vipers prior to the playoffs and joined Lebanese club Amchit Club in late April. After three games for Amchit in early May, Whiteside left Lebanon and joined the Chinese NBL team, the Sichuan Blue Whales. In 27 games, he averaged 25.7 points, 16.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 5.1 blocks per game.
  • In the year 2014, Hassan Whiteside signed a contract with Miami Heat. he was assigned to Sioux Falls Skyforce on December 13 but right after two days was recalled by Heats.
  • Hassan Whiteside signed an extension four-year contract worth $98 million with the Heats on July 7, 2016. During the 2018-2019 season game against San Antonio Spurs, while the players like DeMar DeRozan, Dante Cunningham, LaMarcus Aldridge, and many others were in the opposition somehow he manages to score 29 points with 20 rebounds and an NBA season-high nine blocked shot in a win of 95-88.
  • The Heat finished the regular season as the third seed in the Eastern Conference with a 48–34 record. Whiteside finished as the league’s leading shot-blocker in 2015–16, and he earned selection to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. In the first round of the playoffs, the Heat faced the sixth-seeded Charlotte Hornets, and in a Game 1 win on April 17, 2016, Whiteside made his postseason debut with 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Heat went on to lose to the Toronto Raptors in the second round.
  • The new contract has been running fine but for a few injuries which have succeeded in keeping the dogged baller off some games. He missed 5 games in 2017 due to a bruised knee, just as he has also missed another 9 games in 2018 for a hip injury.

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What Honors has Hassan Whiteside won?

He has won several awards and honors in his short career. He was named “2010 Conference USA Freshman of the Year” and “2010 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year” in 2010.

Is Hassan Whiteside in the relation?

Reflecting on his personal life, Whiteside is unmarried but is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Ashly Ariza since mid-2016. She is a very talented singer. She quite posts her and Hasaan activities on social media. Apart from that, there is no other dating information available on the internet. As of now, the couple seems to be happy.

How much net worth Hassan Whiteside owns?

As of 2019, Hassan Whiteside has an estimated net worth of over $50 million. He reportedly signed a  contract with Portland Trail Blazers. Further, the NBA player has an average salary of $25,434,263 annually which is more than players like James Johnson, Tyler Johnson are other.

Whiteside so far has made earnings of $74,591,915 from his entire NBA career. Kept aside his financial earnings, his personal assets includes a Home in Miami beach, worth  $7.3 million, and several costly cars.

Further, the NBA Player also earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

How tall is Hassan Whiteside?

Observing his body statistics, Hassan has a height of 7 feet. His current body weight is 120kg. He has black hair also his eye color is black too. His other body information is yet to be revealed. In the case of revealed, we will let you know.

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