Bruce Bowen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Aug, 2020
Facts of Bruce Bowen
Date of Birth: 1971 , June-14
Age: 49 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Name Bruce Bowen
Birth Name Bruce Eric Bowen Jr.
Father Bruce Bowen, Sr.
Mother Dietra Campbell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Merced, California
Ethnicity Black
Profession Former Basketball Player, Basketball Analyst
Net Worth $12 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 91 kg
Children 2
Divorce Yardley Barbon
Education West Fresno Edison High School; California State University, Fullerton
Online Presence Twitter
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Bruce Bowen is a retired American professional basketball player turned basketball analysis. He played for the NBA as part of the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and San Antonio Spurs -- winning the NBA championship three times with the latter.   

How Old is Bruce Bowen? What is his Height?

Bruce Bowen was born as Bruce Eric Bowen, Jr., the son of Bruce Bowen, Sr. and Dietra Campbell. The 49-year-old is billed as standing at 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters) and weighs 200 lb (91 kg). 

Bowen was born and raised in Merced, California, in what was by all accounts a broken home with drug junkie parents. He attended the local West Fresno Edison High School and later, California State University, Fullerton.

Career

Despite impressing as a collegiate basketball player, Bowen went undrafted at the 1993 NBA draft and joined French basketball leagues like Le Havre (1993-4), Évreux (1994-5), and Besançon (1996-7). He also played for the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) teams Fort Wayne Fury (1995) and Rockford Lightning (1995-6). 

Bowen was drafted by the Boston Celtics during the 1997–98 NBA season and spent two seasons with them. He signed with the Philadelphia 76ers for the 1999–2000 NBA season before being traded off to the Chicago Bulls before landing with the Miami Heat. He finally found his stride as the defensive stopper and was voted into the All-Defensive Second Team.

Bruce Bowen playing for the San Antonio Spurs SOURCE: Bleacher Report

For the 2001–02 NBA season, Bowen signed with the San Antonio Spurs and was part of their all-star lineup. He was part of the Spurs' lineup that won the NBA Championship on three occasions: 2003, 2005, and 2007. 

He also played on the United States men's national basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championships. 

Bowen retired from playing in 2009.

Post-retirement Broadcasting Career  

After his retirement, Bowen joined ESPN as a basketball analyst, frequently appearing on SportsCenter and other ESPN programs covering basketball. 

Has Two Sons with Ex-Wife Yardley Barbon

Bruce Bowen was married from 2004 to 2012 to Miami-born Cuban Yardley Barbon. They had two children together: sons Ojani Bowen (born in September 2005) and Ozmel Bowen (born in June 2007). 

Has a Net Worth of $12 Million

Bruce Bowen has a net worth of $12 million as of August 2020. His eminent net worth is primarily attributed to his career as a professional basketball player. A 16-year veteran, Bowen is one of the most feared perimeter defenders in NBA history. His time has played for NBA as part of the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and San Antonio Spurs. He was on the Spurs team that won the NBA championships in 2003, 2005, and 2007.

Bruce Bowen on ESPN's SportsCenter SOURCE: ESPN Front Row

Since retiring, he has been an ESPN basketball analyst.   

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