Jannero Pargo Biography
- Age: 37 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
- Name: Jannero Pargo
- Birth Name: Jannero Raymon Pargo
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Chicago, Illinois
- Ethnicity: Mix Ethnicity
- Profession: Professional basketball player
- Net Worth: $4.5 million dollars
- Eye Color: Brown Dark
- Hair Color: Brown Light
- Face Color: Mix White
- Weight in KG: 84 kg
- Famous for: Basketball Player
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Malaysia Pargo (m. 2006)
- Children: Jannero Pargo Jr.
- Education: University of Arkansas
- Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
- Siblings: Jeremy Pargo, Kizzy Pargo 18
Jannero Pargo was born on 22nd October 1979 in Chicago Illinois. He graduated from Paul Robeson High School based in Chicago in 1998. He was highly interested in playing basketball since his early days and would seek time to play basketball as he was a kid.
Jannero Pargo joined Neosho County Community College based in Chanute, Kansas in 2000. He was later transferred to the University of Arkansas where he played collegiately. After his graduation in 2002, he decided to pursue a basketball career due to which he worked hard and played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. He played for Lakers till 2004 with an annual salary of $1.223 million and played 47 games in total.
Jannero Pargo then sealed a deal with Toronto Raptors after he was released by the Lakers. He played only 5 games with Toronto and went on to play for Chicago Bulls from 2003 to 2006. He played 102 games for Chicago and his career peak came when the points achieved in a game was 13.5. After that Pargo began playing with the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. While the 2008 playoff with the Hornets his career began to shine when he was sent off the bench to replace fellow Chris Paul. Pargo went on to an average of 10.3 points in 12 playoff games and also hit big three point shots in the 7th game of the Western Conference semifinals against Spurs.
In the 2007-2008 NBA Season, the Russian League team Dynamo Moscow gave a one-year offer to Jannero Pargo with a $3.8 million contract. Pargo went on to secure a buyout from his Russian club in January 2009 and then signed a contract with Greek League club Olympiacos Piraeus. On 5th May 2009, Pargo was released from the contract. Pargo went on to secure an average 3.5 points and 1.4 assists in the Euroleague.
Jannero Pargo signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bulls again in 13th July 2009. He had a sudden knee injury and was recovering very slowly. Then again after a few games here and there Pargo signed a deal with New Orleans Hornet again but was released very quickly even before the start of the regular season due to his slow recovery. Again for the third time, Pargo signed a contract with Chicago Bulls and played only a few games. Then on 16th December 2011 Jannero was relinquished from the contract by Chicago Bulls. So Pargo went on to sign a contract with Atlanta Hawks 4 days later. Pargo played 50 games with Atlanta before signing with the Washington Wizards on 1st October 2012. Pargo was released from the contract on 15th November 2012 after 7 games.
Jannero Pargo signed a 10 day contract with Atlanta Hawks on 21st January 2013 and also a second one on 2nd February 2013. Charlotte Bobcats and Pargo signed a 10 day contract on 14thMarch 2013. The bobcats again initiated a 10 day contract to Pargo on 24th March of the year. Pargo went on to sign the remaining of the season with the Bobcats on 3rd April 2013. Again on 9th August 2013 Pargo resigned with Charlottes. Recently on April 2014 the Charlotte Bobcats was renamed Hornets so Jannero resigned with the Charlotte Hornets on 25th July 2014 with a one year deal and $1.45 million contract. In his entire career, Pargo has played 41 playoffs.
Jannero Pargo stands tall at the height of 6 feet 1 inches and weighs a total of 175 lbs. His well built body has resulted to the various rumors about him being gay and the fuel to the fire is divorce with his wife. Jeremy Pargo who is a well known professional basketball player and plays in Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. is Jannero’s own brother. Pargo’s net worth results to 4.5 million dollars.
Jannero Pargo married wife Laquisha better known as Malaysia in 2006. Malaysia was a Basketball wives L.A reality series star until her divorce. They have been married for eight years but due to some dispute and news of infidelity on Malaysia’s side the marriage broke and resulted to a separation on December 2012. Many sources including TMZ Sports revealed that the main cause of the couple’s separation was due to an affair that Malaysia was having with Diddy’s former rapper turned pastor Mase. Amazingly it was revealed that Mase had also recently filed a divorce with his wife. The news becomes strong as Malaysia finished shooting a music video for Mase’s upcoming single. There are strong rumors that Malaysia is already Mase's girlfriend. Jannero and Malaysia recently filed a divorce where Malaysia was sought after taking sole legal and physical custody of their children with only visitation rights to Jannero. She also went on to ask for spousal support and compensated coverage for her legal fees and was lucky as the judge ruled in her favor.
Jannero Pargo has to pay a total of $15380 each month for child support and $7500 each month for spousal support. Jannero also has to hand over a total of $25000 for his ex-wife’s attorney’s fee. Pargo has turned out unlucky in this particular situation but his fans still adore him and hope for his best.
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