David Nwaba Contract Expiring? How Strong Are Stats, Who Are Parents?
Playing a whole of 23 minutes while registering stats of eight points & five rebounds, shooting guard David Nwaba showcased his worth in a game - held on 6th February 2019 - in which his team Clevland Cavaliers' lost the game to rivals Boston Celtics with 96 to 103.
Probably, it has set a precedent for more things to come. But, for the Los Angeles California-native, it's all about not letting the dream die. His journey to NBA superstardom makes for a curious study.
From playing in the D-League to receiving two ten-day contracts to earning a chance to showcase his talents at a much larger platform, David has come a long way from his humble roots and paths taken by his parents.
Immigrant Parents; David Nwaba's Journey To NBA
David - whose net worth exceeds the seven-figure margin by ease - did start from the bottom!
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Born to immigrant parents, who are of Nigerian descent, the NBA star is one of six children raised in a household full of sports enthusiasts. His father was into soccer and tennis while his mother used to run tracks.
While in high school in Los Angeles, his primary focus was either acquiring good grades or excelling in sports. Dating and getting oneself a girlfriend didn't make his priority. And it showed in the court. In his senior year, he registered an average of 22 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
After finishing his high school education in the year 2011, he would go on to have a nomad-like college career. The Cleveland Cavaliers star attended three colleges in total: namely, Hawaii Pacific, Santa Monica Collge, and Cal Poly.
As his college career came to draw, his hopes of using physicality - height & weight of six feet four inches and 99 kgs respectively - to leave a mark in the NBA came to tatters following an unsuccessful 2016 NBA Draft. Unhappy but dedicated, David entered the D-League, only to get signed by Los Angeles Lakers a year later in 2017.
Contract & Salary Details; Stats Sees Improvement
The same day that he signed his first 10-day contract with the Lakers - 28th February 2017 is also the day he made his NBA debut. His impressive showing in the subsequent games saw him earn yet another 10-day contract with the LA-based NBA team.
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His stride to NBA supremacy recieved a significant boost after he signed a multi-million dollar deal with the same on 21st March 2017. Three months later, Lakers waived him. Playing 20 games for the favorite NBA outfit, he recorded stats at the average of six points and around three rebounds per game, while pocketing over 1.40 million in salary.
Within days of getting waived, fellow NBA franchise Chicago Bulls acquired his signature. In his maiden season with the Bulls, he played over 70 games, 21 of those in starting position while bagging 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game stats.
David Nwaba's stats in the NBA (Photo:- espn.com)
After the completion of 2017/18 season, David signed a 1-year contract worth of $1.5 million in salary with his current team. Almost a mid-way through the season now, the University of High School Alum made the starting five list seven times already and came off the bench 16 times.
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Given his recent performances, who can say for sure that he won't get a multi-year contract extension in coming days? But at age 26, he might want much more than a significant rise in salary -- perhaps, a wife?