Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. plays centre for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on July 21, 1988, in Houston, Texas, U.S. DeAndre (6”11’ height) is pretty popular for his toughness and sportsmanship. He entered the NBA league in 2008 by joining the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2008 NBA draft.
Before shifting to the Dallas Mavericks in 2018, he spent 10 seasons with the Clippers. After that, Jordan also extended his services to the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Philadelphia 76ers, and now he is playing for the Denver Nuggets. In terms of career highlights, DeAndre is a three-time All-NBA team member, two-time All-NBA Defensive Team member and NBA All-Star.
DeAndre Jordan was born into a Christian family. He belongs to the Black ethnicity. His father’s name is Hyland Jordan, and his mother's name is Kimberley Jordan. There isn't much information about his parents and childhood on the Internet. He did his schooling at two different schools before joining the college.
In the 2008 NBA draft, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired DeAndre Jordan with the 35th overall pick. He registered 8 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks during his 35-minute play in his first game as a starter against the Timberwolves. Jordan recorded a career-high 23 points in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 21, 2009. In December 2011, Jordan signed a four-year deal with the Clippers worth US$43 million.
Further, DeAndre changed his jersey number from 9 to 6 for the 2011-12 season. He posted a career-high eight blocks on December 25, 2011, against the Golden State Warriors. He was selected for the minicamp of Team USA in Las Vegas. Later in April 2014, DeAndre became the first NBA player since 2008 (Tim Duncan) with at least 25 points, four blocks and 18 rebounds in a playoff game. Jordan secured 22 points along with a career-high 27 rebounds in a game against the Dallas Mavericks on February 9, 2015.
DeAndre was named to the All-NBA Third Team on May 21, 2015. Also, he became the 5th player in NBA history to average at least 10 points, two blocks, 15 rebounds and one steal during a regular season. DeAndre re-signed with the Clippers under a four-year deal (US$88 million) in July 2015.
On November 9, 2016, Jordan played his 600th career game against the Portland Trail Blazers. He recorded a season-high 25 rebounds along with 13 points in a loss to the Pelicans on December 28. Again, Jordan recorded a season-high 24 points and 21 rebounds in a victorious game against the Los Angeles Lakers. On January 26, DeAndre witnessed the first-ever All-Star selection of his career.
Under a 1-year deal, DeAndre joined the Dallas Mavericks on July 6, 2018. He began the season with three straight double-doubles. In a lost game against the Utah Jazz on October 28, 2018, Jordan posted 12 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists. He tied his season-high with 23 rebounds in a game against the Sacramento Kings on December 16.
DeAndre Jordan shifted to the New York Knicks on January 31, 2019. In a contest against the Spurs on March 15, he registered 11 points, 13 rebounds, and a career-high 9 assists. Jordan left the Knicks soon to sign a four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets in July 2019. He recorded 2 points, 3 rebounds, and one assist in a 17-minute play against the Timberwolves. Jordan secured his first double-double of the season on November 2, with 10 points and 10 rebounds against the Detroit Pistons. He attained a season-high 20 rebounds and 12 points in a game against the Atlanta Hawks on December 21.
Against the Golden State Warriors, DeAndre made his season debut for the Nets on December 22, 2020. He collected 4 points, 11 rebounds, and 1 assist in this game. He signed with the Lakers on September 9, 2021, and left the team on March 1, 2022. On March 3, Jordan joined the camp of the Philadelphia 76ers and then moved ahead to serve the Denver Nuggets in July 2022. He acquired a season-high 17 rebounds during a win over the Dallas Mavericks on November 22.
DeAndre attended Episcopal High School based in Bellaire, Texas. He spent his junior year at this school, averaging 16.5 points and 14 rebounds. As a sophomore, Jordan averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds. However, he played his senior year at Christian Life Center Academy. DeAndre averaged 26.1 points and 15.2 rebounds per game in his senior year. He was also selected to be a Third-Team Parade All-American. Jordan was a member of Team USA for the 2007 Under-19 World Championships in Serbia in the summer of 2007. His team finished the campaign with an 8-1 record, and he played only 9 minutes each game.
After finishing schooling, DeAndre joined Texas A&M University in 2007, started 21 of 35 games, and played only 20 minutes per game in his freshman season. Overall, DeAndre Jordan finished the season with an average of 7.9 points and 6 rebounds and declared for the 2008 NBA draft.
Hyland DeAndre Jordan joined the NBA league in 2008. After serving his first team, the Los Angeles Clippers, for 10 seasons, Jordan shifted to the Mavericks, Knicks, Nets, Lakers, 76ers and then Nuggets. Throughout his entire 14-year-long career, Jordan is yet to lift his first NBA championship trophy.
DeAndre Jordan’s net worth is predicted to be around USD 80 million in 2023. Besides his professional NBA career, he earned good wealth from brand endorsements and real-estate investments.
In his NBA career, DeAndre signed several professional contracts with his respective teams. He commenced his journey in the professional basketball league in 2008 when he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jordan also signed two four-year deals with the Clippers worth USD 43 million and USD 80 million in 2011 and 2015, respectively.
In July 2018, DeAndre came under a one-year contract with his new Dallas Mavericks franchise. However, he was traded to the New York Knicks in January 2019. But it was a stint of only 5 months with the Knicks. In July of the same year, he signed a 4-year contract (US$40 million) with the Brooklyn Nets. Jordan was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in September 2021 in exchange for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya.
Recently, DeAndre Jordan signed contracts with the Philadelphia 76ers in March 2022 and with his current team (Denver Nuggets) in July 2022.
DeAndre Jordan was born to Hyland Jordan and Kimberley Jordan. He has two siblings – Brett Jordan and Cory Jordan. Regarding his married life, Jordan is currently in a relationship with a former Miss Kansas, Bethany Gerber. He also has a child from his previous relationship Ashley Rose.
The pro basketball player has been in a relationship with several women throughout his career. As per rumors, DeAndre dated Anara Atanes in 2012 for a short period of time. No more information is available about their relationship. In 2013, Jordan’s name was linked with Amber Alvarez. As per speculations, they were seen together attending movies and posting photos together on social media.
A sports gossip blog also exposed DeAndre’s connection with Bethany Gerber. The beautiful woman is a former Miss Kansas. But there is no official confirmation from the couple. Later, a photo showing them together surfaced online in which Gerber was wearing a possible engagement ring. They are also supposed to give birth to a child soon.
Jordan’s father’s name is Hyland Jordan. There is not much information available on the internet about his father. DeAndre Jordan likes to keep the information about his family secret.
Usually, DeAndre Jordan wears Nike-branded shoes. He was recently seen wearing the re-imagined Nike LeBron 20. However, Jordan also got fascinated with the all-around team shoe, the GT Cut.
A. DeAndre Jordan is 6 feet and 11 inches (2.11m) in height.
A. DeAndre Jordan is yet to win his first NBA championship since 2008.
A. DeAndre Jordan is unmarried. He is in a relationship with the former Miss Kansas Bethany Gerber. They are expected to have a kid soon.
A. DeAndre Jordan started playing in the National Basketball Association in 2008. He was first drafted in the 2008 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.
A. DeAndre Jordan was born on July 21, 1988 in Houston, Texas.