Spud Webb

Former NBA Superstar, Basketball Player

Spud Webb
Spud Webb, an NBA superstar source: google

Spud Webb is a Basketball legend and former NBA superstar who had a remarkable career on the court during his 12 years career. Similarly, Spudd’s legendary career made him untouchable within the NBA family.

Likewise, Spud set the record by winning the Slam Dunk Contest despite being one of the NBA’s shortest players. After his successful career, Webb retired from basketball.

Moreover, only two players were shorter than him, Muggsy Bogues and Earl Boykins.

Spud Webb | Early Life & Family

Spud Webb opened his eyes on July 13, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. He was born to his proud father David Webb and mother Katie Webb.

Similarly, Webb spent his childhood with his five siblings and their parents. His childhood was not so lavish as compared to others.

Likewise, he grew up in a lower-class family where they struggled hard for a living. All eight of the family members lived in a small two-bedroom house in Dallas.

Webb used to look for inspiration in anything, and later he found that basketball was something he loved.

So, from an early age in his life, Webb began playing basketball. Moreover, Webb was not as tall as other kids, but his jumping ability was much higher compared to other kids.

Spud was also rejected from the school basketball team in grade seventh. He worked hard on his speed and accuracy and kept practicing and improving his skill.

Spud Webb| Education

Similarly, Webb joined Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas for his studies. After graduating high school, Spud attended Midland College in Midland, Texas, from 1981-to 1983.

For the higher study, Spud got a scholarship at North Carolina State University from 1983-to 1985.

Spud Webb | Age, Height, and Physical Appearances

As of 2022, Spud is 58 years and born under the sign of Cancer. People with the Cancer sun sign tend to be very emotional and sensitive and care deeply about family and career matters.

Moreover, he is also known by his birth name as Michael Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb.

Similarly, Spud is a little short when it comes to his weight. He weighs around 60kg and stands at the height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m).

Spud’s black hair and black pair of eyes complement his smooth skin, not to mention his muscular body. Sadly, his other body measurements are unknown as of now.

Webb belongs of American nationality, but his ethnicity and religion are mostly unknown.

Spud Webb | Basketball Career

Early Career

As mentioned earlier, Spud showed his interest in basketball from an early phase of his life.
Although Webb faced many difficulties with his short height, he did not stop playing basketball. Instead, Spud used that to his advantage.

In Spud’s first game with the school basketball team, he surprised everyone by scoring 22 points.

Despite performing regularly well in high-school basketball, Webb finds it challenging for him to get a college interested in him. Most of the college rejected Spud because of his small height.

Luckily for him, Webb got an opportunity to show off his basketball skills when he joined the Midland College basketball team ‘Chaparrals.’ Spud’s talent led the Chaparrals team to win the junior college national title in 1982.

Furthermore, in the final game against Miami-Dade of Florida, Spud scored 36 points, with which he became a national headline. Sports Illustrated even wrote an article on Spud’s talent and victory.

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Professional Career

After a successful university basketball career, Spud was recruited by Detroit Pistons in the 1985 NBA Draft.

But, Spud made his first debut with the Atlanta Hawks and played for the first six seasons from 1985–to 1991.

In the first season with Atlanta, Webb scored 7.8 points per game in the 79 games he played for the team.

Unfortunately, from 1986-to 87, his score dropdown from 6.8 to 6.0. Sadly, in the 1988-89 seasons, Spud’s performance was degraded, where he scored an average of 3.9 points per game.

At Sacramento Kings, Spud gave his career-best performance in the first year, scoring a whopping average of 16.0 points per game.

Spud played for three more seasons, with the Kings where he scored an average of 14.5, 12.7, and 11.6 points per season.

After that, the talented and hardworking player, Webb Spud, officially retired from basketball.

In the 12 years of his exceptional basketball career, Webb played 814 games with an average of 9.9 points per game, registering 8,072 points and 4,342 assists.

Post Retirement

After retirement from basketball, Spud participated in the NBA Slam Dunk contest, where he became the shortest player in history to enter the contest.

In the 2010 Dunk contest, Webb became a judge for the contest held in Dallas at the American Airlines Center.

In addition, he is currently the president of basketball operations for the Texas Legends.

Spud Webb | Wife and Kids

Webb is strict when it comes to his personal life. Similarly, he tries to keep most of the information a secret. However, Webb fans are always eager to know about the current situation in his life.

Talking about Webb’s love life, he is not seen with any lady around or dating. When asked about his love life, people believe that he’s not a married man and is single. But Spud has confirmed that he has a daughter named Lauren.

Furthermore, we can see Spud posting pictures of his daughter on different social media. However, Lauren’s mother is not mentioned anywhere. If found, we update the readers soon.

Dunk Contest| Spud Webb

During Spud’s 12-year career, he played in 814 games in the NBA. However, his most crucial highlight didn’t happen in any contests.

Spud Webb
Spud, a former basketball player source: google

Furthermore. it happened at the 1986 Slam Dunk Contest during Spud’s Rookie period. Similarly, Webb is just 5’6, short for an average person.

Therefore, it looks like there’s no way he can dunk a basketball. Though, in the 1986 dunk contest, the highlights of Webb seem like something out of an NBA-themed Breaking Madden, except in real life.

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Spud Webb | Net Worth and Salary

Similarly, with his name and fame, Spud has earned quite a fortune from this professional career.
As of 2022, Spud’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million USD.

In addition, Spud’s salary at Atlanta Hawks, in the beginning, was a total of $510,000.
However, Spud is living his life in a lavish and luxurious way.

Spud Webb | Social Media Profile

The former basketball player, Spud Webb is very active on social media.

Instagram– 26.2k

Twitter– 871 followers

However, Spud is not yet seen on any other popular social media like Facebook and YouTube.

Some FAQs

Which Position did Spud play for? Does he have an error card?

Webb played in the Point Guard position throughout his basketball career.
Yes, Spud has an error card which is a Spud Webb No. 115 1989-90 Hoops.

What are other hobbies of Spud besides basketball?

He is interested in Golf. Moreover, Spud practices it daily and is often seen on the Golf course.

Who are Spud Siblings?

Renee, Stephanie, Reginald, David, and Janice Smith are Spud’s Siblings.

What’s the Jersey Number? What are Spud’s basketball and trading cards worth?

Similarly, his Jersey Number is 4. Likewise, Webb’s trading and basketball cards’ value may range anywhere between $1 to $1,500 or even more.

What is the card value of the 2013 Prizm Chrome basketball card?

The value is estimated at $4 on Amazon.

When did Spud retire from Basketball? What is his vertical leap?

Webb retired from basketball in 1998 at the age of 35. In addition, his vertical leap is 32 inches.

Quick Facts

Full Name Michael Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb
Birth Date July 13, 1963
Birth Place Dallas, Texas
Known As Spud Webb
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Unknown
Education Wilmer-Hutchins High School
Midland College
North Carolina State University
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name David Webb
Mother’s Name Katie Webb
Siblings Yes (Five)
Age 58 Years Old
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 133 lb (60 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Body Measurement Unknow
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Position Point Guard
Active Years 1985-1998
Marital Status/ Wife Unmarried/ Unknown
Kids Yes
Merchandise Rookie Card, Autographed Basketball Card
Net Worth $10 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update April 2022


Written by Keshaa Perry

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