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Jason Caffey
Power forward
Born June 12, 1973 (1973-06-12) (age 36)
Mobile, Alabama
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 256 lb (116 kg)
College Alabama
Draft 1st round, 20th overall, 1995
Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1995–2003
Former teams Chicago Bulls (1995–1998)
Golden State Warriors (1998–2000)
Milwaukee Bucks (2000–2003)
Awards Two-time NBA Champion with Chicago Bulls

Jason Andre Caffey (born June 12, 1973 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player who won two championship rings with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s.

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Basketball career

A 6'8" power forward from the University of Alabama, Caffey was selected by the Bulls with the 20th pick of the 1995 NBA Draft. He averaged 7.3 points per game during the Bulls' second consecutive championship run in 1996–97.

Before Caffey could win a third championship ring with the Bulls, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors in the middle of 1997–98. In the summer of 1999, he re-signed with the Warriors for seven years and $35 million. He averaged career highs of 12.0 points and 6.8 rebounds during the 1999–2000 season with the Warriors.

Caffey joined the Milwaukee Bucks in 2000, with whom he played three more seasons before his career fizzled out amidst a series of personal problems, including an anxiety attack in 2002[1] and an assault charge in 2003.[2] The Bucks bought out the remaining two seasons ($11.8 million) of his contract before the 2003–04 season started. His coach in Milwaukee, Terry Porter, said that Caffey may have wanted to play for a different team; however, as of 2008, Caffey has not played in the NBA since the Bucks bought out his contract.[3]

Personal life

Caffey was arrested in 2007 for failure to pay child support in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He went to bankruptcy court seeking protection from creditors, who include eight women with whom he has had ten children.[4][5] A bankruptcy court judge rejected his claims, allowing an Atlanta family court judge to issue a warrant for his arrest for failure to pay $200,000 in back child support and legal fees to the mother of his six year old son.[6]

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