Antonio Daniels: Net Worth, NBA & Family

Antonio Daniels, who has a successful net worth of $20 million, is well known for his time spent in National Basketball Association with the different teams since he started his career in 1997. 

Daniels played for various teams in his whole career from 1997 to 2011 from the position of point guard/shooting guard. In total, he played for nine teams during those 13 seasons. And now, all of his efforts have helped him to earn a huge amount of net worth.

Antonio playing for New HornetsOrleans
Antonio playing for New Hornets Orleans (Source: Zimbio)

Antonio Daniels ranked in the 10th position in MAC history player of the year and second on the Bowling green career with the scoring point of 1789 at the end of his college career.

Now let’s move on to the informative, quick facts about this player and other personal details.

Quick Facts

Full NameAntonio Robert Daniels
Known AsAntonio Daniels
Birth DateMarch 19, 1975
Age47 years old
Place of BirthColumbus, Ohio
CountryUnited States 
ProfessionBasketball Player
HoroscopePisces
NationalityAmerican
Father’s NameNot Available
Mother’s NameAlice Daniels
Sibling’s NameChris Daniels
High SchoolSt. Francis Desales High School
CollegeBowling Green State University
Height6’4″ (1.93m)
Weight93 kg (200lbs)
Body TypeAthletic
PositionPoint Guard/Shooting Guard
Draft1997
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse’s NameSonia Fuentes Daniels
Children’s NameMoreso Daniels
Net Worth$20 Million 
Salary$6 Million 
Active Years1997-2011
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
MerchFor Thy Love (2006)
Last UpdateJune 2022

Family, Early Life and Education

On March 19, 1975, Antonio Daniels was born in Columbus, Ohio, United States. He is also known as the local boy of his country and the son of Alice Daniels. But sadly, his parents got divorced when he was just nine years old.

After his parents got divorced, he was raised by his mother, who was a social worker along with brother Chris Daniels in a black descent family.

But unfortunately, his brother passed away due to cardiac arrhythmia in February 1996. Daniels even paid tribute to his brother by scoring 20 points for ongoing Bowling Green in place of him after his death. 

Antonio Daniels completed his high school study at St. Francis Desales High School.

Furthermore, after passing out from there, he went to Bowling Green State University to continue his study, where he even played basketball for Bowling Green for four years (1993-1997).

He was also known as an excellent player at his college, where he was named as MAC freshman of the Year. Daniels contributed a lot to his teammates, helping win the MAC regular-season championship. 

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Antonio Daniels | Career

After completing his college career in basketball, Daniels was drafted by the team Vancouver Grizzlies in 1997 for the first time. He was picked with the fourth overall pick of the NBA draft.

On June 24, 1998, he was again traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for rookie Felipe Lopez and Carl Herrera. While playing with the Spurs, he contributed to the team winning an NBA championship in 1999.

Before trading to the other team, Portland Trail Blazers, he was offered a high-value contract that helped him increase his net worth significantly and played for three more years for the Spurs. 

In addition, he was then traded in 2003 as an NBA draft second-round pick with Charles Smith and Amal McCaskill in exchange for Steve Kerr, Erick Barkley for the team Portland Trail Blazers. 

After contributing significant efforts to the team, he later signed with the Seattle Supersonics to become a free agent. Similarly, from 2005 to 2009, he signed a deal with Washington Wizards. 

On 2008 December 10, he was sent to the New Orleans Hornets, Washington Wizards, and the Memphis Grizzlies, known as three-team trade.

Similarly, he even agreed on a contract buy-out for Dallas Mavericks with a second-round pick in exchange for Bobby Brown and Darius Songaila. 

Post Playing Career 

After Antonio Daniels retired in 2011 from his professional career, he joined Fox Sports Oklahoma to become an analyst in 2015 for the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Many coaches, players, and executives who were part of SiriusXM NBA radio were working with him. On June 27, 2019, Daniels was even named as the television color analyst for Fox Sports New Orleans. 

To sum up, he played 872 NBA games in his professional career, which contributed to an average score of 7.6 ppg in 22.6 mpg. 

Furthermore, Daniels was selected by the Texas Legends in the second-round pick of the NBA Development League on November 1, 2010, and later signed a contract for ten days with the Philadelphia 76ers and returned to Texas Legend for the next season. 

Antonio in Movie
Antonio Daniels movie

Daniels was even known as an actor where he played in different movies in between the basketball career of his life. Shades of Grey (2005), For Thy Love (2006), and The Sport Jerks (1998) was the name of his movies. 

Career Highlights and Awards

During Daniels’s professional career, he contributed many points to his team, where he played from point guard and shooting guard positions.

He was nominated many times in his career as an NBA champion in 1998, MAC Player of the Year, and First-team All-MAC in 1997.

International Teams | Playing History

  • Vancouver Grizzlies (1997-1998)
  • San Antonio Spurs (1998-2002)
  • Portland Trail Blazers (2002-2003)
  • Seattle SuperSonics (2003-2005)
  • Washington Wizards (2005-2008)
  • New Orleans Hornets (2008-2009)
  • Texas Legends (2010-2011)
  • Philadelphia 76ers (2011)
  • Texas Legends (2011)

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Antonio Daniels | Age, Height and Weight

Antonio Daniels was born on 1975, March 19, and currently, he is 47 years old.

Daniels stands at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m)  which is above average stature for a basketball player.

On the other hand, with a good diet routine and a good physique, he weighs around 93 kg, which is 200lbs.

Antonio Daniels | Girlfriends, Wife and Kids

According to the reports, he was a single person in his young life, and later, he got married in San Antonio to his lovely wife, Sonia Fuentes on July 12, 2002. His wife is known as a philanthropist who is a native of San Antonio.

Sonia Fuentes was born on December 14, 1976, and had developed an exceptional perspective for his husband, Antonio Daniels.

Fuentes is a very kind person who always helped needy people and got an opportunity to use her status when people were in trouble.

Antonio Family in White dress
Antonio Daniels family 

Then she played a vital role in a program called ‘Behind The Bench.’ Similarly, she even worked with Toys with Tots and visited hospitals and various battered women shelters.

On the other hand, Sonia loves to celebrate her birthday every December 14. Later on, they were blessed with two beautiful girls in their life. Their first daughter’s name is Moreso Daniels. Sadly we don’ have details about their second daughter.

Furthermore, they started The Daniels Family Foundation on their own, which focuses on doing charitable work and social service. 

Net Worth, Salary and Career Earnings

As per the reports of 2017, Daniels is one of the richest players in the history of the NBA. He played for 13 seasons with different teams, which made him succeed in earning $49 million.

Currently, he has been working as a co-host and television color analyst for SiriusXM NBA Radio and has a net worth of $20 million. 

On the other hand, Daniels also kept his home on sale in San Antonio, Texas, which consists of 12,500 square feet with 2.23 acres of land for $2.5 million for the period of 2 years.

Later, it got sold by 2015, which helped him increase his net worth.

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Social Media Presence

Apart from his professional career, Antonio Daniels has a profile on Twitter with a follower of around 21.7k and Instagram with just 411 followers, which is very few as a professional NBA player.

Common Queries (FAQs)

Where is Antonio Daniels now?

After finishing his professional career in basketball in 2011, he now works for New Orleans Pelicans as a television color analyst and co-host/ analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio. Furthermore, he hosts an annual basketball camp each year, intending to provide an education for both girls and boys in different areas.

For how many years did Antonio Daniels play for NBA?

He started his professional career in 1997 as an NBA player. Since then, he played 13 seasons with 872 games against various teams and retired in 2011. This contributed to fourteen years of his life in the NBA. 

What is the jersey number of Antonio Daniels?

From the start of his professional career to his retirement, he played many games for his teams. Some of the jersey numbers which he wore during his games were 6 (Wizards), 10 (Trail Blazers), 22 (76ers), 33 (Supersonics),  33 (Grizzlies), 50 (Hornets).

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