Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson
Real Name/Full Name Larry Demetric Johnson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Larry Johnson
Birth Place: Tyler, Texas, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 March 1969
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 201 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 107 Kg
In Pounds – 236 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: McDonald’s High School
College: Odessa College
Religion: Islam
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Celeste Wingfield
Wife/Spouse Name: Celeste Wingfield
Kids/Children Name: Larry Johnson Jr. and 4 other
Profession: Basketball Player
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: March 2023

If you are a basketball fan, you must be familiar with Larry Johnson, who is a former American professional basketball player. He has spent most of his playtime playing as the power forward, and he has played with Charlotte Hornets and the other time with the New York Knicks, which is in the NBA. He was then also inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in the year 2008. He also became an inductee of the College Basketball Hall of Fame, and he was inducted in it on November 24, 2019.

Well, how well do you know about Larry Johnson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Larry Johnson’s net worth in 2023, 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 Larry Johnson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Larry Johnson was born in Tyler, Texas, in America, and he was born on March 14, 1969. He was also a member of the 1987 McDonald’s High School All-American Team, and this team also included many future NBA and NCAA stars like Rodney, Dennis, Elmore Spencer, Mark Macon, and many more. He then started his collegiate career at Odessa College, which is in Texas.

Later he played from the university from the year 1987 to 1988, and later, he played from 1988 to 1989 season. There he was able to get an average of 22.3 points in a single game. He scored all these points while he was just a freshman. He then became the first-ever freshman to win the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 Player of the Year award.

He won these awards both the seasons that he played the game. Later he was then transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and there he got transferred to play under the coach Jerry Tarkanian.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Larry Johnson in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Larry Johnson’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 24th March 2023 having been born on 14 March 1969. Though, he is 6′ 6″ in feet and inches and 201 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 236 lbs in Pound and 107kg in Kilograms.


It is a known fact that Larry went to McDonald’s school, and later, he went to Odessa College in Texas. But later, he got transferred to the University of Nevada as he desired to get coached under Jerry Tarkanian.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Larry changed his religion to Islam, and during an NBA season, he even observed Ramadan. Ramadan is the Muslim’s holy month of fasting. He has five children, and he got those five children from 4 women. In the year 2015, he even filed for bankruptcy as he was unable to pay the child support, which amounted to up to $120,000.

He filed this claim of bankruptcy in the California court. He also appeared in the famous sitcom Family Matters, and there he did the role of “Grandmama” as an animated character. He was then also the guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. Later he even appeared in some the movies like Eddie and Space Jam.

Is Larry Johnson Gay?

No, Larry Johnson is not gay as he has been with four women, and he also has five children. So going by his past relationships it is not possible that he was ever involved with any en physically.

Professional Career

Larry was first selected as the first overall in the 1991 NBA draft, and the first team which he was selected was Charlotte Hornets. He even won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in his first season of NBA. He was then also seen competing in the 1992 Slam Dunk Contest at the NBA All-Star Weekend, which took place in Orlando.

New York Knicks later traded him in for Brad Lohaus as well as Anthony Mason. He didn’t perform much well in the Knick as he wasn’t able to return in his former All-Star form, but he was a key member of the Knicks’ championship team in the year 1999. But in 1999, he announced his early retirement from basketball. This happened due to chronic back problems.


Larry has won many awards and has gotten a lot of achievements till now. He has achieved the NBA All-Star achievement two times, and he was able to achieve it in 1993 and 1995. He also won the All-NBA second team in 1993. He was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1992.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Larry Johnson in 2023

Larry Johnson Net Worth
Larry Johnson Net Worth

Although Larry filed for bankruptcy as he had a debt of $120,000, his total net worth is estimated to be around $12 million as of 2023. He has been able to earn most of this wealth from basketball and the movies, and it shows that he has done.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Larry changed his religion to Islam and even observed fasting during Ramadan during NBA.
  • He declared bankruptcy as he was unable to pay his child support for his five children.
  • His animated character appeared in Family Matters as “Grandmama.”

This was all about one of the most famous and well-known professional NBA players who has retired from the NBA. He is regarded as one of the best players of all time and has scored many dunks to date. He is an inspiration for many today.


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