Kenyon Martin

Basketball Player

Kenyon Lee Martin is an American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "K-Mart", he has most recently played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played for the New Jersey Nets and the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, and the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of China. He is 6'9" and 240 lbs, and was the first overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft.… Read More

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1977 Birth Martin was born in Saginaw, Michigan on December 30, 1977 to Lydia Moore, a single mother of two. … Read More


1996 18 Years Old He graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas in 1996 (he was named to the school's hall of fame in 2009). … Read More


1999 21 Years Old As a senior in 1999–2000, he averaged 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game during a season in which the Bearcats were ranked #1 for 12 weeks. … Read More
2000 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Cincinnati retired his #4 jersey on April 25, 2000.
2002 24 Years Old Along with Jason Kidd, Kerry Kittles, Keith Van Horn and Richard Jefferson, Martin led the Nets to the 2002 NBA Finals, where they were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers. … Read More
2003 25 Years Old At the end of the 2003–04 season, Martin was traded to the Denver Nuggets for three future first-round draft picks in a sign-and-trade deal.
2004 26 Years Old Martin played in 70 games during the 2004–05 season, averaging 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds; however, a problem with his knee was detected shortly into the off-season, and on May 16, 2005, Kenyon underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee.
2005 27 Years Old During the 2005–06 season, Martin missed 26 games due to knee tendinitis, but was able to return in time for the playoffs. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Believing injuries were behind him, Martin learned the swelling now occurring in his right knee would require another microfracture procedure. On November 15, 2006, after playing two regular season games, Martin underwent his second knee operation in less than two years. … Read More
2007 29 Years Old To symbolize a fresh start to his career, Kenyon changed his uniform number from 6 to the number 4, which he wore in college, for the 2007–08 season.


2011 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Martin became an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2011; however, due to the 2011 NBA lockout, he opted to sign a one-year contract with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. … Read More
2012 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Martin was initially not allowed to return to the NBA until the Flying Tigers' season ended on February 15, 2012, if not later due to the 2012 CBA Playoffs. … Read More
2013 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 21, 2013, Martin agreed to join the New York Knicks on a 10-day contract. … Read More
2014 36 Years Old …  He went on to sign a second 10-day contract with the Bucks on January 19, and for the rest of the 2014–15 season on January 29.
On January 9, 2015, Martin signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
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