Rex Chapman

Basketball Player
Born Oct 5, 1967

Rex Everett Chapman is a retired American professional basketball player. Chapman was a college standout at the University of Kentucky and went on to play for four NBA teams through his 12-year career in the league. He later served as the vice president of player personnel with the Denver Nuggets.… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on October 5, 1967.


1988 20 Years Old Chapman was selected with the 8th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft and became the first player ever signed by the Charlotte Hornets in the franchise's history. … Read More
1990 22 Years Old Chapman finished 6th behind Dominique Wilkins during his first NBA Slam Dunk Contest but during the 1990–1991 season, Chapman, along with his teammate Kendall Gill, entered the NBA all star dunk competition for the second time. … Read More
1991 23 Years Old After one-and-a-half more seasons with the Hornets, Chapman was traded midway through the 1991–1992 season to the Washington Bullets. … Read More
1992 24 Years Old Chapman was traded to the Washington Bullets in exchange for Tom Hammonds on February 19, 1992.
1993 25 Years Old Here he played 60 games during the 1993–94 season and 45 games during the 1994–95 season. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 23, 1996, he scored 39 points (converting 9 of 10 3-point attempts) and lead an injury-plagued Miami Heat team with an 8-man roster to a 113-104 victory over the Chicago Bulls, handing the Bulls one of their 10 losses during their historic 72-10 run. … Read More
1997 29 Years Old 1 More Event
His popularity in Phoenix was enhanced by a shot in game four of the 1997 First Round against the Seattle SuperSonics. … Read More


1999 31 Years Old 1 More Event
But he would be injured again during the strike shortened 1999 season, playing 38 games.
2004 36 Years Old After retiring from active play Chapman remained with the Suns, first as a scout and later as Director of Basketball Operations. For the 2004 and 2005 NBA Playoffs, he served as a color commentator on TNT.
2005 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, he moved from Phoenix to accept a personnel scout position with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
2006 38 Years Old In 2006, he accepted the position of vice president of player personnel with the Denver Nuggets.


2013 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Chapman served as an analyst for the NCAA Tournament for both CBS and Turner during the First Four and second round. … Read More
2014 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 19, 2014, Chapman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple Store in Scottsdale, Arizona. … Read More
2015 47 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 31, 2015, Louisville's WDRB reported that prosecutors had not filed charges against Chapman, referring his case back to the Scottsdale police for further investigation.
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