Chris Mihm Bio: Stats, Wife, Contract & Net Worth

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Chris Mihm is an American former professional basketball center who played in the NBA for nine seasons.

Mihm’s hard work made him a successful basketball player in NBA history. Chris has given numerous memorable shots in the game that fans still remember to this day.

Chris Mihm Standing Holding Basketball On His Hand
Chris Mihm Standing Holding Basketball On His Hand (Source: Sogou Baike)

There are many interesting facts about this former player, which this article will cover, including his family, net worth, relationships, and many more.

Let’s take a quick look at facts about Chris. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Christopher Steven Mihm 
Date Of Birth July 16, 1979 
Place Of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Nick/Pet Name Chris Mihm
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian 
Father’s Name Gary Mihm
Mother’s Name Nina Mihm
Number Of Siblings Not known
Education University Of Texas
Zodiac Sign Cancer 
Age 44 Years Old
Height 7 ft 0 in / 2.13 m / 213 cm
Weight 265 lb / 120 kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Shoe Size Unavailable
Body Type Athletic, Slender
Marital Status Married 
Girlfriend No
Children Not Known
Occupation Former Basketball Player
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Salary Not Available
Active Since 2000
Pets Not Known
Currently works Not Known
Social Handle Not Available
Merch  Autographed Card
Last Update May 2024

Parents & Early Life

Chris Mihm was born to a proud father, Gary Mihm, and a loving and supporting mother, Nina Mihm, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 16, 1979.

He is the single child of his parents, who grew up in Texas.

Mihm, as a kid, was immensely in love with sports. At 14, he was ranked among Texas’ top tennis players in his age group.

Chris Mihm Playing For The Celtics
Chris Mihm Playing For The Celtics (Source: Twitter)

He grew up with future sports celebrities such as NFL offensive lineman Seth McKinney and also played against future US Open winner Andy Roddick, and NFL quarterback Drew Brees.

Andy, Drew, and Chris were neighbors in the same area. And Seth was his classmate at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

By the time Mihm was in his senior year, he had become an all-state player.

Age & Body Measurements 

Born on July 16, 1979, Mihm is 44 in 2024. The 16th of July was the 197th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

Chris stands tall at the height of 2.13 m and weighs around 265 lb. He maintained his weight with a consistent diet and exercise, as it was crucial for a player like him to always be in good shape.

Long after his retirement, he follows the same regimen to stay in shape.

The former basketball player has brown hair and brown eyes.

He falls under the sign of Cancer, known for being faithful, defensive, instinctive, and thoughtful.

Career In College

After graduating the high school, Mihm went on to join the University of Texas located in Austin. Chris was the third seven-footer that studied at UT.

He is one of the players in Texas history with 1,100 points, 800 rebounds, and 200 blocks.  

He ranks top on UT’s all-time blocks list, another in double-doubles, fourth in rebounds, and 16th in scoring.

When he played with Mo Bamba and Chris Owens, they all made the single-game block record.

In his freshman year, he didn’t miss even one game in the season. He earned an honorable mention in the Big 12 freshman team and all of the Big 12 honors.

Chris Mihm Injured During The Game
Chris Mihm Was Injured During The Game (Source: Twitter)

However, in an accident in the first month of his practice, he fractured his legs for three weeks.

After he returned, he shined in his sophomore year and collected the Associated Press honorable mention all-American choice, Basketball Times all-southwest, and Big 12 Conference Player of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram with his gameplay.

He didn’t stop there, nor did the honors that kept coming to him like consensus first-team all-Big 12 picks, first-team NABC All-District 9 selection, and many more.

During Mihm’s graduation from college, he became the Big 12 career leader in blocked shots.

NBA Career

Mihm’s NBA career started with Cleveland Cavaliers after Chicago Bulls traded him. The Bulls picked him 7th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft.

In his rookie season, Chris started 43 of 59 games, but due to his injuries, he missed 23 games.

After recovering, Mihm played his first game versus the Bulls and listed the first assist of his career.

He missed eight games in the second season as he injured his right knee. Unfortunately, he injured his left hamstring again and played only the last 22 games for the team.

The team decided to trade him to the Celtics.

Chris played as a reserve for another player and appeared in a total of 54 games for the Celtics.

He missed a game because of a strained left hamstring.

Move To Lakers & Retirement

Los Angeles Lakers took him in for the off-season and a future first-round draft pick. Even though he played as the center in 75 of the games, he missed 7.

Likewise, the reason behind this was the gastrointestinal disorder and a sprained right ankle.

He missed several games in another season due to his surgery, and the team traded him to Memphis Grizzlies.

Chris didn’t play a single game and ended up retiring from basketball.

Many had big expectations from this player and even assumed he would be dominating the entire NBA. 

On 20 March 2023, Laker Nation ranked him fourth in the Ten Biggest Busts in Los Angeles Lakers history.

He last played for the Lakers in 2009, he had success in the first few seasons, but injuries slowed down his career.

As of 2023, the whereabouts of Chris is hard to find; after his retirement, he has not been active in any of the events of the NBA.

Net Worth & Salary 

Chris Mihm started his career with a blast and collected quite a fortune before giving up his favorite sport.

The estimated net worth of the former player is somewhere between $1-$5 million as of 2024.

Wife & Personal Life

After giving up basketball, Mihm returned to his university to complete his studies in 2012. Chris graduated with a degree in psychology major and a minor in communications. 

Also, seeing his past endeavors, Texas honored Mihm during the Longhorns’ victory over Ole Miss. 

Chris Mihm With His Wife
Chris Mihm With His Wife (Source: Celtics Life)

Taking about his wife, Chris is often seen taking a lady with him to different events, and the awards show that fans swear by is actually his wife.

But every list available to us has no data on her name.

Even though Mrs. Mihm’s name is unknown, the couple seems happy and so much in love. They are always jolly and stick around each other.

Popularity Graph

Chris Mihm played nine seasons in the NBA for prominent teams. Due to injuries, he quit playing basketball and continued his education at UT.

Chris Mihm Popularity Graph
Chris Mihm Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The popularity graph shows the wavelength from the last twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What happened between Chris and Kobe Bryant?

The fans of Kobe Bryant still hate Mihm because of the racial injustice faced by him as a black player. Some of them stated that Kobe had to score 40 just for the Lakers to be competitive, and the team wasted Kobe’s prime years until they signed off Chris. Even though the players never confessed to having beef with each other, the fans of the two players made that out of their own personal hate.

Does Chris Mihm ever take stimulating drugs during his gameplay?

There is absolutely no record of Chris taking any drug to boost his performance at any game ever. He was naturally a good player during his college career and was held back from getting the best recognition due to his injuries.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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