About Sacramento Kings Autographed Photos
Born in Marietta, Georgia, Shareef Abdur-Rahim is a former player and now assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. He played both forward and center and wore the jersey number 3. He is also known by his nickname “Reef”.
In 1996, he entered the 1996 NBA Draft and left his studies at the University of California in Berkeley. He became apart of the NBA team Vancouver Grizzlies for a total of five seasons. While playing for the Grizzlies, Abdur-Rahim was selected to be part of the US Men’s basketball team that was sent to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, along with the likes of Kevin Garnett
and Tim Hardaway. The team won the gold medal.
He played for the Atlanta Hawks in 2001 after being traded by the Grizzlies for Brevin Knight
, Lorenzen Wright
and Pau Gasol. In 2004, he was again traded, this time to the Portland Trailblazers.
In 2005, he signed a contract with the Sacramento kings until his decision to retire in 2008. He then joined the coaching staff after a week of his retirement.
According to sources, before joining the NBA, he was the leader in scoring and rebounding in the Qualifying Tournament of the 1994 COPABA Junior World Championships which was held in Argentina. He then led the American team to a gold medal and a spot at the 1995 FIBA Junior world Championships.
Born December 11, 1976, Abdur-Rahim comes from a devout Muslim family of twelve children where he is the second eldest. He credits his parents for the guidance that they gave him and for the lessons he learned from them that shaped him into the person that he is, despite his accomplishments, he has managed to look back where he came from and has managed to stay humble.