Shawn Bradley is a well-known player throughout NBA history. One main reason was because of his height. At 7-foot-6, he was one of the tallest players in NBA history. He spent 12 seasons in the NBA playing for three different teams.
One thing that people may not know about Bradley is the number of children that he has. His children certainly have a chance to be tall, just like their father.
A look at Shawn Bradley’s basketball career
In high school, Bradley one of the best basketball players in Utah’s high school history. He finished his school career averaging 20.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 5.4 blocks per game. Bradley won two state championships during his high school career and went on to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game and the MVP award for the West team. Bradley still holds Utah state records for blocked shots in a game (18), season (209), and career (605). He was a dominant force on defense, and opposing teams struggled against him.
Many teams throughout the country recruited Bradley, and he ended up choosing Brigham Young University in Utah. As a freshman, he started all 34 games and averaged 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds. His best stat was shot-blocking. As a freshman, he led the nation in blocks with 177 and averaged 5.2 per game. Both of those stats were an NCAA freshman record. In one game, he blocked 14 shots that tied the NCAA single-game record set by David Robinson. Bradley was named WAC Freshman of the Year. After one season, he decided to declare for the NBA.
The Philadelphia 76ers selected him with the second overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft. After his rookie season, he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. He averaged 10.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and three blocks per game. Bradley continued to be a high-level shot blocker in the NBA. He led the league in blocked shots per game with four during the 1996-97 season when he was playing for the New Jersey Nets. Bradley never became an All-Star, and toward the end of his career, his numbers dropped significantly. He finished his career averaging 8.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks.
Shawn Bradley’s life after basketball
When Bradley retired from basketball, he returned to Utah and was involved with West Ridge Academy. West Ridge Academy is a private school for at-risk youth. Bradley had a passion for helping kids that did not have the best upbringing. He wanted to help make an impact on their lives. At the school, Bradley’s role was like a mentor and a coach to the youth.
In March of 2010, he decided to run as a Republican against Democratic Representative Tim Cosgrove for the 44th District seat in the Utah House of Representatives. Bradley lost the election to Cosgrove later that year in November. You can see Bradley steered away from the game of basketball after his career was over. But during his playing career, he had a nice amount of kids.
So how many kids does Shawn Bradley have?
The former NBA center has a total of six kids. That’s enough to build a starting lineup on the basketball court. There’s something unique about is children too. All of their names begin with the letter C. Their names are Chance, Charity, Chelsea, Ciera, Chayenne, and Chase. That’s pretty unique to have your kids all have the same letter for their first names.
One of Bradley’s daughters plays volleyball in college. Charity attends Washington State University and is a redshirt junior. She stands 6-4, and we all know where she got the height from. Bradley’s kids won’t have to worry about being among the shortest people in the class or wherever they are.