Kenyon Martin
American basketball player
Kenyon Martin
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.
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George Karl's Criticism Of Carmelo Anthony Serves As Proof Why It Is Important That Black Men Mentor Black Youth
Huffington Post - 2 months
Sports has long been considered as having value beyond entertainment. The benefits of sports have included instilling discipline and teamwork for youth in need of guidance. Sports helps young men and women experience the thrill of victory and provides opportunities to learn from defeat. Participation in sports has given confidence to children who previously lacked it; and in many cases sports has given youth a reason to look forward to school when they struggle academically. Sports have allowed millions of young people to go to college and pursue careers. There are no shortage of people who have credited their participation in sports like basketball, football, baseball, and boxing with transforming their lives. Yet one of the most important aspects of sports is the family atmosphere and camaraderie which is created by joining a team. In sports your teammates become like brothers and sisters, and in many cases the coach becomes a father or mother figure. This is especially true f ...
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NBA veteran Kenyon Martin prices Woodland Hills home at $1.85 million
LATimes - about 2 years
Former L.A. Clippers forward Kenyon Martin, currently of the Milwaukee Bucks, has put his home in Woodland Hills on the market at $1.85 million.
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Knicks' Stoudemire, Martin to miss 2 weeks
Fox News - about 3 years
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Knicks are expected to be without forwards Amare Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin for the next two weeks with both players dealing with left ankle injuries.Stoudemire and Martin both underwent MRIs on Friday to see the extent of their respective injuries
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Metta World Peace Says Pasta Sparked Heated Argument With Kenyon Martin
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Whatever you do, don't get the Knicks started on the elbows-shells debate. The reported "heated" argument between teammates Metta World Peace and Kenyon Martin was all about pasta, according to Metta World Peace. Citing unnamed sources, Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com reported on Sunday before the Knicks' ninth straight loss that World Peace and Martin got into an "intense" verbal argument during a team workout on Sunday. There was reportedly no pushing or shoving. World Peace said on Tuesday that the spat came down to his and Martin's different taste in pasta. "We were eating pasta. He had elbow pasta, I had shell pasta, and I told him how my shell pasta is better than his elbow pasta," World Peace told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. "And he was pretty upset about that. He loves elbow pasta, but I disagree, I think shell pasta is better. I don't care. I will stand by that. Shell pasta." Perhaps, Iman Shumpert's apparent argument with Carmelo Anthony on the bench du ...
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Clips Lose CP3, Send Knicks to 7th Straight Loss
NYTimes - about 3 years
When Kenyon Martin hit a jumper with 4:30 to play, the Knicks were still in it. New York then missed its next six shots and scored only two points the rest of the night.     
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Carmelo Anthony And The Knicks' Early Season Struggles A Sign Of Things To Come
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Even a casual fan could have told you that no one expected the New York Knicks to be contenders this season. And yet their demise so early in the season at 2-4 has become so spectacular that it's hard to take your eyes off it. What has gone wrong? Carmelo Anthony and the 2-4 Knicks have predictably stumbled out of the gate. (Getty Images) It's no surprise that Carmelo Anthony, for all his scoring prowess as one of the league's most versatile power forwards, is shooting just 41 percent from the floor and 32 percent from three. We know who Carmelo is: A terrific scorer who turns the ball over a ton and continues to be a defensive matador. But the roster is so inherently flawed that it makes one wonder if the team is being purposefully sabotaged. Amar'e Stoudemire is no longer a starting-caliber player in this league. The same can be said of Kenyon Martin, who is effective as a grinder in four-minute stints, but not much else. J.R. Smith is a talented, high-volume scorer who c ...
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2013 NBA Player Census Details Overall Team Sizes
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The NBA Season is officially underway as of October 29th, and this figures to be a great year of basketball. The Miami Heat will pick up right where they left off, while teams like the Golden State Warriors will be gunning to take them down. The San Antonio Spurs, though they have gotten older, still want that 5th championship, and not many people think they have missed their chance. In celebration of this wonderful time of year, I decided to put together some data about the many different players in the NBA. The Unofficial 2013 NBA Player Census details player height and weight, age, salary, birthplace, and much more. In this article I'll be taking a closer look at the birthplace of players in the NBA, but I encourage you to check out the rest of the study by clicking through the link above. Where Do NBA Players Come From? NBA players come from all over the world. From New York City, to the Congo. From Los Angeles to Bosnia. Of course, we know this is a North American league, so i ...
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Pro Athletes' Fines For Bad Behavior Brings In Big Bucks For Charity: Report
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Some of America's largest sports leagues have found a meaningful way to turn athletes' sometimes controversial conduct into acts of kindness. The NFL, MLB, and NBA donate much of the money collected from league fines to various charitable causes, according to a recent piece by NBC News Contributor Bill Briggs. The NFL, for example, reports that it donates $4 million from annual violations to charitable causes through the league's nonprofit, The NFL Foundation. This organization channels the money into various charities -- some of which assist former players, NFL spokesman Michael Signora told NBC. “Money collected from player fines is used to support the NFLPA Players Assistance Trust and charitable initiatives supporting youth, education and sport-related medical research,” he said. “We think it’s important that fine money collected from players benefits worthy causes that we know are important to players.” The NFL is not the only major sports league donating the ...
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Kenyon Martin signs new contract with New York Knicks
USA Today - over 3 years
The former No. 1 overall pick was an X factor down the stretch after signing midseason.
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Pacers Top Knicks In Game 1
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW YORK — Bigger, badder, and so far better. Physical beat finesse Sunday, as the Indiana Pacers outworked and outmuscled the New York Knicks in a 102-95 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 for the Pacers, who outrebounded the Knicks 44-30, showing the smaller team that in the rugged East, size does matter. "I thought guys did a good job just putting them on their heels," West said. "We were attacking, we were aggressive." D.J. Augustin had 16 points for the Pacers, who built a 16-point lead while Carmelo Anthony was on the bench in foul trouble in the third quarter, and easily held on to spoil the Knicks' first second-round game since 2000. Anthony finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds, but was frustrated by the Pacers' tough defense and by the referees. He shot 10 of 28 from the field and was perhaps thrown out of sync having to defend West, a natural power forward, inside. " ...
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Boston Not Done Yet
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
BOSTON — Jason Terry's nose still hurt. He wasn't about to let his pride suffer as well. Two days after being smacked by J.R. Smith's elbow, the guard the Boston Celtics count on for his shooting scored their last nine points and kept their season going. The Celtics beat the Knicks 97-90 in overtime on Sunday to avoid a first-round sweep and force a fifth game in New York on Wednesday night. Avoiding elimination provided all the motivation Terry needed. "It wasn't really the elbow," he said. "It was more (like) this is it. I mean, the season's over. You can leave it all out here tonight and go home for a long summer or you can live to play another day." But, he conceded, his nose "still hurts right now. As long as I feel that, I guess I'll be thinking about it." The NBA suspended Smith for the game, and the Knicks could have used his shooting. Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points and Raymond Felton picked up the slack with 27, but New York made just 28.9 perc ...
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Given Clean Slate by Knicks, Martin Writes a New Ending - New York Times
Google News - almost 4 years
New York Times Given Clean Slate by Knicks, Martin Writes a New Ending New York Times Here came Kenyon Martin, finished with postgame-interview-room duties, following an earnest Knicks public-relations employee through the exit and into the corridor. A reporter was well positioned there to shoot Martin a follow-up question. Like an express ... Knicks have turned tables on CelticsBoston Herald Kevin Garnett of Celtics suffered minor hip injury in Game 2Boston.com Celtics could use lift from BostonESPN Newsday -Fall River Herald News -Rockland County Times all 161 news articles »
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Given a Clean Slate, Filling It With Numbers - New York Times
Google News - almost 4 years
New York Times Given a Clean Slate, Filling It With Numbers New York Times Here came Kenyon Martin, finished with postgame interview room duties, following an earnest Knicks public-relations employee through the exit and into the corridor. A reporter was well positioned there to shoot Martin a follow-up question. Like an express ... Adam Zagoria, for NBA.comNBA.com Heard in the HerdESPN The Boston Celtics' Game 2 second-half shooting was historically awfulYahoo! Sports (blog) Posting and Toasting -Celtics Hub.com -Boston.com (blog) all 107 news articles »
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Misha Hyman: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
The San Antonio Spurs are, or were, officially in panic mode. There is no other way to put it. Manu Ginobili may not be back to full health for the first round of the playoffs, and the Spurs are predicting just that; that they will be without one of their greatest play-making threats. After releasing the once fan favorite Stephen Jackson, the Spurs have acted quickly and made the gamble of signing former perennial all-star, Tracy McGrady. By no means has this season been a disappointment for San Antonio. As usual, the Spurs have one of the best regular season records and coach Popovich has been the maestro for his team, guiding them to the third best record in the Association. But general manager R.C. Buford knows the pulse of his team. He can tell Manu may not be back in round one and Parker is nowhere near 100 percent. So a move was sure to be around the corner. Desperate times call for desperate measures. If the Spurs had to release the sharpshooting Steph ...
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Knicks Take Game 1
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony started fast, struggled through the middle, and finished with a flurry. And the New York Knicks, after knocking the Boston Celtics from the top of the Atlantic Division, took the first step toward knocking them out of the playoffs. Anthony scored 36 points, leading the Knicks to an 85-78 victory Saturday in their playoff opener. "It's a wonderful feeling to know that we got our first win of the series here on our home court, took care of that business," Anthony said. "It was real important for us to come out and get this first win." The NBA's scoring leader had 10 quick points and endured a tough shooting night from there before scoring eight points in the fourth quarter, helping New York take a 1-0 lead in a series for the first time since the 2001 first round against Toronto. "Boston knows Melo and they know he's not going anywhere, but they're going to make it as tough as possible for him to score the ball," Knicks coach Mik ...
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Chandler, Martin to sit out Knicks' game at Chicago on Thursday
Fox News - almost 4 years
The New York Knicks will be without big men Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin on Thursday when they bring their 13-game winning streak to Chicago.
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2015
    On July 3, 2015, Martin announced his retirement from professional basketball.
    More Details Hide Details Martin is the half-brother of former Colorado Buffaloes standout guard Richard Roby. He is also the cousin of Robert "50" Martin of AND1 Mixtape Tour fame. Martin has three children: two sons, Kenyon Jr. and Kamron; and one daughter, Cierra Reign. Martin started The Kenyon Martin Foundation to provide for families in need, especially those without a father figure in their lives. According to the foundation's website, organizations receiving grants (many in the Denver and Dallas areas) include All for One and One for All, American Institute for Stuttering, Bryan Adams High School (his alma mater), Colorado HAWKS (Hard At Work Kids) to "create an opportunity and an alternative to gangs for at-risk, disadvantaged youth", The Children's Museum of Denver, Denver Rescue Mission, Ludacris Foundation Helping Youth Help Themselves initiative, SafeHaven of Tarrant County domestic violence shelter for women, The Salvation Army, The Bridge Project, Third Way Center "providing mental health treatment in a residential setting for troubled teens", and Warren Village that helps "low-income single-parent families achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency." The foundation also runs the Hoops for Kids Basketball camp.
    On February 19, 2015, Martin was waived by the Bucks.
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    On January 9, 2015, Martin signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
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  • 2014
    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.
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  • 2013
    On July 25, 2013, Martin re-signed with the Knicks for the 2013–14 season.
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    On February 21, 2013, Martin agreed to join the New York Knicks on a 10-day contract.
    More Details Hide Details He officially joined the team on February 23. He was signed to a second 10-day contract on March 5, and signed for the remainder of the season on March 15. Upon his signing, he provided a large amount of help to a Knicks team that was depleted in the frontcourt, replacing Tyson Chandler, who was out with a neck injury, in the Knicks' starting lineup.
  • 2012
    On February 3, 2012, Martin signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
    More Details Hide Details In his first game with the Clippers, Martin scored 6 points and collected four rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) granted him an earlier release on February 2.
  • 2011
    On December 24, 2011, Martin was released from the club so that he could "take care of family affairs".
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details His contract reportedly would have made him the highest paid player in the Chinese league's history.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    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.
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  • 2006
    Martin was fined $15,000 by the NBA when, during the third quarter of a 2006 game against the Chicago Bulls, Martin as well as some of his friends got into a verbal altercation with some fans.
    More Details Hide Details He was also cautioned to no longer bring his entourage to games.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Martin is believed to be the first NBA player to have, and to return from, microfracture surgery on both knees.
  • 2005
    During the 2005–06 season, Martin missed 26 games due to knee tendinitis, but was able to return in time for the playoffs.
    More Details Hide Details During that playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Martin was suspended from the Denver Nuggets indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team." During halftime of game two of the first round series, Martin got into an argument with head coach George Karl over his playing time, and refused to play for the second half of the game. During the offseason, Karl and Martin apparently "patched things up."
  • 2004
    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.
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  • 2003
    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.
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  • 2002
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In his third season Martin again helped his team into the NBA finals, where the Nets lost in six games to the San Antonio Spurs. The next year, Martin averaged 16.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks en route to his first NBA All-Star selection, as a backup forward for the Eastern Conference All-Stars. In the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, Martin scored 17 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 3 assists. Martin and teammate Alonzo Mourning almost fought when Martin mocked Mourning's life-threatening kidney disease. Martin later admitted that he had made a mistake and apologized to Mourning, and Martin now participates in Mourning's annual charity basketball game (see below "Off the court").
  • 2000
    Later that year, Martin was selected first overall in the 2000 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets.
    More Details Hide Details Martin is currently the last American-born college senior to have been the top overall pick. Martin graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. As a rookie for the New Jersey Nets, Martin averaged 12 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and finished second in voting for NBA Rookie of the Year. In his second season, Martin averaged 14.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks per game in helping the Nets rise from last place in the Atlantic Division to an Eastern Conference title and the best season to date in the Nets' NBA history.
    Cincinnati retired his #4 jersey on April 25, 2000.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    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.
    More Details Hide Details That season, he recorded his second triple double with 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 blocks vs. Memphis (in 1997, he recorded 24/23/10 vs. DePaul). Martin was the consensus National Player of the Year, earning numerous awards from various organizations, and the team was ranked #1 in the nation at the conclusion of the regular season. However, Martin suffered a broken leg three minutes into the Bearcats' first game of the Conference USA Tournament, keeping him out of the NCAA Tournament that year. The team finished with a record of 29-4. He remains the Bearcats' all-time leader in career blocked shots (292) and field goal percentage (.586).
  • 1996
    He graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas in 1996 (he was named to the school's hall of fame in 2009).
    More Details Hide Details He went to the University of Cincinnati and played for the Cincinnati Bearcats under the direction of head coach Bob Huggins. He was homesick early in his freshman year and actually took a bus back to Dallas. But his mother as well as his older sister, who by then was working two jobs and attending college, steered him to return to school. By the time he was a junior, he led Cincinnati to a 27-6 record and was named second-team All-Conference USA and, in the summer following, he led the U.S. team to the gold medal in the World University Games, leading the team in scoring and rebounding.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Martin was born in Saginaw, Michigan on December 30, 1977 to Lydia Moore, a single mother of two.
    More Details Hide Details He has a sister, Tamara, who is 3 1/2 years older. Shortly after, the family moved south to the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, where she worked two jobs. Later, Kenyon was often watched by his sister while their mother worked. He stuttered as a child, and attended three high schools in four years, but he sought refuge in sports, playing basketball, baseball, and football. In high school, many major universities showed interest in his basketball prowess, but the University of Cincinnati and assistant coach John Loyer recruited him hardest after seeing him play AAU ball after his junior year.
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