|Real Name/Full Name
|Darius LaVar Miles
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|9 October 1981
|42 years old
|In Centimetres – 206 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 9″
|In Kilograms – 107 Kg
In Pounds – 235 lbs
|Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
|East St. Louis Lincoln High School and East St. Louis Senior High School
|Former basketball player
Darius LaVar Miles is a former American basketball player popularly known as Darius Miles. He played the small and power forward and was selected directly from high school by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA Draft. His career was about to come to an end after the Portland Trail Blazers released him in April 2008. He got back after the Memphis Grizzlies took him in the 2008-09 season.
Well, how well do you know about Darius Miles? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Darius Miles’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Darius Miles to date.
Biography and Early Life
Darius Miles was born and brought up in Belleville, Illinois, in the United States. He has not shared any information concerning his family background in his entire biography. He has disclosed neither his parents nor his siblings.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Darius Miles in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Darius Miles’s age is 42 years old as of today’s date 23rd February 2024 having been born on 9 October 1981. Though, he is 6′ 9″ in feet and inches and 206 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 235 lbs in Pound and 107 kg in Kilograms.
Miles attended two high schools, East St. Louis High School and East St. Louis Senior High School. After completing high school education, he wanted to enter the 2000 NBA draft was signed to play for St. John’s Red Storm Men’s Basketball team by National Letter of Intent. He was recruited together with Omar Cook and Mike Jarvis. The then-head coach of Red Storm disclosed that Miles helped cook and other incoming freshmen to get recruited through his commitment.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Miles has always tried to keep his personal information away from the limelight. She hardly shares information about his relationship with the public. However, there have been rumors that he was married to Brandi Nash in 2005. He has no children yet.
He was arrested for carrying a loaded gun at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on 3 August 2011. By 2016, he had made almost $62 million from his NBA career, but he filed for bankruptcy on 18 September 2016. He disclosed in 2018 during a player’s tribune article that he had battled mental health issues after the end of his career.
Is Darius Miles Gay?
No. Miles is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors in his entire life. Although he has not openly disclosed his personal affairs, he has neither been rumored to be gay.
Mile’s professional career picked off after he was joined the 2000 NBA draft and was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers. He, together with Corey Maggette, Quentin Richardson, Elton Brand, and Lamar Odom, entertained the fans with their playing style for the next two seasons. After playing for the two seasons with the clippers, he earned NBA All-Star Rookie Team first-team honor.
In the 2001-02 season, he was traded alongside Harold Jamison to the Cleveland Cavaliers to replace Andre Miller and Bryant Stith. After staying with the Cavaliers for one and a half-season, he was traded to Portland Trail Blazers to replace Jeff Mclnnis and later replaced Ruben Boumjte-Boumjte in the half of 2003-04 season. He had a confrontation with Maurice Cheeks, the then-coach, and even insulted him in the 2004-05 season.
In the 2005-06 season, he sustained a severe knee injury and had to stay away from the whole of 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons after he had Microfracture surgery to repair his knee. In an attempt to retain his $18 million contracts, the Blazers enquired through NBA Players Association for independent doctors to see if he could play again.
It was revealed that Miles’s injury prompted him to end his career. He, however, had an option to join another team and revert the $18 million that the Blazers hoped to get if Miles was to play ten games. He was suspended for ten games for substance abuse which was against the league’s policy.
He was offered a non-guaranteed contract by Boston Celtics on 22 August 2008 but waived on 20 October before the start of the season. He then signed with Memphis Grizzlies on 13 December 2008.
Miles received NBA All-Rookie First Team Award in 2001. He had also been named Mr. Basketball USA in 2000. Still, in 2000, he earned First-team Parade All-American and also Illinois Mr. Basketball in that same year.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Darius Miles in 2024
Miles had earned a good amount of income from his career, amounting to around $66 million. However, the injury on his knee destroyed his career. In 2016, he filed for bankruptcy. As of 2024, His current net worth is -$1 million. The reports showed that he had assets of about $500 thousand and liabilities of -$1.5 million. He was later arrested by the police.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He managed to play in his 40thgame after he was injured in the knee in the 2005-06 season.
- He appeared in “The Perfect Score” film in 2004 and later the documentary series “The Youngest Gun.”
Darrius Miles is definitely a very talented man who played basketball from the time he was in high school. It was after he sustained some injury that his career was threatened. Apart from basketball playing, he has also been into acting and had played two different roles in 2004. Although he is currently bankrupt, he will continue to be remembered for his contribution to the NBA.