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Christian Laettner Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents

By | October 14, 2023
Christian Laettner Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents

Christian Laettner Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents

Christian Donald Laettner is a former professional basketball player from the United States. His Duke Blue Devils college career is widely recognized as one of the best in National Collegiate Athletic Association history.

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Laettner was the lone collegiate player chosen for the United States men’s Olympic basketball team, dubbed the “Dream Team,” which on gold at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Laettner is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, and the FIBA Hall of Fame as a part of the “Dream Team,” as well as the College Basketball Hall of Fame for his individual career. He was picked third overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves and went on to play 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for six different clubs, earning All-Star honors in 1997.

Christian Laettner grew up in Angola, New York (between Buffalo and Niagara Falls) to a working-class Roman Catholic family. His father, George, was of Polish heritage, and his grandparents spoke Polish as their first language; his mother, Bonnie, was a teacher. Christopher, Christian’s older brother, was a tremendous influence, frequently bullying young Christian, which helped establish a fierce competitive drive. To supplement their stipend, both lads frequently worked as agricultural laborers.

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Laettner attended the private Nichols School; while receiving financial aid that covered a significant portion of his tuition, his family had to make sacrifices to send him there, and he also did janitorial work at the school to help alleviate some of the expense. During his career, he scored over 2,000 points, shattering the school record set by teammate Ron Torgalski, and the team won two state championships and made another semifinal appearance. He was the second Western New York player to achieve 2,000 points, trailing Curtis Aiken’s total of 2,162 set five years earlier. He was a highly coveted college recruit.

Christian Laettner Age

Christian Laettner was born on August 17, 1969 in Angola, New York, United States.

Christian Laettner Net Worth

Christian Laettner is a retired American basketball player and entrepreneur with a net worth of $10 million

Christian Laettner Wife

In 1996, Christian Laettner married his wife, Lisa Thibault.

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Christian Laettner Children

Tor Laettner, Sophie Laettner, and Summer Laettner are the children of Christian Laettner, a former professional basketball player.

Christian Laettner Parents

George Laettner is Christian’s father’s name. Bonnie Laettner is his mother’s name.

SOURCE: Informers.us

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