Kent Bazemore Bio | NBA & Net Worth

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Kenneth Lamont “Kent” Bazemore Jr. is an American NBA  player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has maintained qualitative career stats throughout his time.

Kent is an ideal player who is constantly getting good shots.

Bazemore has been called “Kent” for most of his life. But at a young age, he was known as “Kenneth” or ” Little Kenny.” His name came from Kenneth Bazemore’s Father, carrying the “Jr” suffix.

Kent Bazemore with the Atlanta Hawks in 2017 (Source: Wikipedia)

Kent Bazemore started playing basketball when he was in high school. He played as a junior team at Old Dominion college and won the Lefty Driesell Award in 2010-11.

Before diving into his details, let’s examine some quick facts about Kent Bazemore.

Quick Facts

Full Name Kenneth Lamont “Kent” Bazemore Jr.
Birth Date July 1, 1989
Birth Place Kelford, North Carolina, United States
Nick Name Kent
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Education College (Old Dominion: 2008-2012)
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Kenneth Bazemore, Sr
Mother’s Name Glynis Bazemore
Siblings WyKevin Bazemore (Younger Brother)
Age 34
Height 6 feet 4 inches
Weight 88 kg
Body Measurement
  • Chest Size: 43″
  • Biceps Size: 14.5″
  • Waist Size: 33″
  • Shoe Size: 13 (U.S.)
Hair  Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession Basketball Player
Teams Los Angeles Lakers (current)
Jersey #9
Position Small forward, Shooting guard
Years Active 2012-present
NBA draft 2012/ Undrafted
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Samantha Serpe 
Kids Jett Serpe Bazemore (Son), Nixie Lou Bazemore (Daughter)
Net Worth $90 million
Salary  $2,401,537 
Social Media Twitter and Instagram
Merch Trading Card
Last Update March,2024

Kent Bazemore | Physical Appearance

Kent Bazemore was born in Kelford, North Carolina, United States. He is 34 years old now.

He is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 88 kg.

Kent is an American professional basketball player who plays as a shooting guard and sometimes small forward. He has an athletic fit body and black hair.

Kent body measurements are Chest Size: 43″, Biceps Size: 14.5″, Waist Size: 33″, and Shoe Size: 13 (U.S.).He has a black skin complexion with black eyes.

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Kent Bazemore | Personal Life

He is an American citizen and follows Christianity. He was born in July, so his zodiac sign is Cancer.

Cancerians have a reputation for being hyper-emotional, temperamental, and spiteful. On the other hand, Kent is naturally gifted with leadership and accumulating great wealth.

Kent Bazemore’s Father’s name is Kent Bazemore Sr., and his mother’s name is Glynis Bazemore. He has got a brother, and his name is WyKevin Bazemore.

 Marriage and Relationship

Kent is a simple man. He married his longtime girlfriend, Samantha Serpe, and they tied the knot on July 9, 2017.

Samantha Serpe is an athlete, and she played hockey at Villanova University. Kent and Samantha Serpe share a son and a daughter. They named their son Jett Serpe Bazemore, his date of birth is April 20, 2019.

Kent Bazemore, his wife, in a wedding.

And they named their daughter Nixie Lou Bazemore; she was born in September 2020.

There is no rumor of Kent Bazemore having an external affair. He dated Samantha Serpe in 2012, had no other relationship, and is a loyal husband.

Kent Bazemore | College career

As a freshman at Old Dominion in 2008-2009, Kent was a key rotational player for the Monarchs.

He averaged 4.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game which gave Old Dominion University victory in the 2009 Postseason Tournament (CIT). 

Adding up, Kent moved into the starting lineup, where he was the driving force for the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season and tournament winner.

Bazemore’s notched  8.4 points, 3.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. In that season, he was named to the CAA All-Defensive team.

 Guard-Forward Kent Bazemore in ODU Jersey.
March 17, 2011: Guard-Forward Kent Bazemore in ODU Jersey. 

The tournament was reorganized in 2011 when ODU again lifted the trophy as a junior. Kent was named the CAA Defensive Player of the year and second-team All-Conference.

To summarize, he amassed career highs of 12.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. 

Bazemore was recognized by the nation and received the Lefty Driesell, which was given to the nation’s top defensive player in college basketball.

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Kent Bazemore | Professional career

Golden State Warriors 

In 2012, Kent was undrafted in the NBA draft. Later he hooked up with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Orlando Summer League.

Moreover, he also joined the Golden State Warriors for the Las Vegas Summer League. After seeing his gameplay, Golden State Warriors signed him on July 26 of the same season. 

Kent Bazemore in Golden State Jersey (Source: Wikimedia)

He was assigned multiple times to that season’s Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League.

He scored a season-high 14 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls in that league on March 15, 2013. 

Kent re-joined Golden State for the 2013 NBA Summer League in July 2013, where he was named a Summer League All-Tournament Team Recipient.

In February 2014, Kent was reassigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors, and Golden State recalled him. 

Los Angeles Lakers 

Kent was exchanged, alongside MarShon Brooks, on February 19, 2014, to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for Steve Blake.

In a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, kent tied his then career-high of 23  points on March 4. But he was ruled out of the rest of the season after suffering a torn tendon in his right foot on April 7.

Atlanta Hawks

Kent signed with the Atlanta Hawks on September 23, 2014. He grabbed a season-high 20 points in a 115-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on March 28, 2015.

Similarly, on November 7, 2015, Kent notched a career-high 25 points in a 114-99 win over the Washington Wizards. And again set his new career-high with 28 points in a 100-88 loss to the Miami Heat in mid-December 2015.

On July 7, 2016, Kent extended his contract with Atlanta Hawks and scored his season-high 25 points in early November against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 2017 and 2018, he scored 25 and 32 points, respectively.

Playing with Atlanta Hawks, Kent Bazemore exercised his $19.2 million player option for 2019-20 on April 12, 2019.

Portland Trail Blazers 

Kent Bazemore was swapped to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Evan Turner on June 24, 2019.

Sacramento Kings 

In exchange for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan, Kent was traded to Sacramento Kings, Anthony Tolliver, and two future second-round picks on January 20, 2020.

Return to Golden State 

On December 1, 2020, Kent had a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors to join the team for a second stint.

Second stint with Lakers (2021-Present)

On August 6, 2021, Kent Bazemore returned to the Lakers and signed a contract to rejoin the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kent’s Role in Stephen Curry Endorsement Contract

In 2012, when Kent Bazemore was undrafted, he made the Warrior’s rosters. His agent contacted Under Armour, and Kent signed a deal with Under Armour, where he got a massive amount of branded merchandise.

As North Carolinians, Stephen Curry and Kent Bazemore were bounded over their common origin and shared work ethic playing as a team.

Kent invited Curry to sign a new contract with Under Armour as Curry had conflicts with Nike, and their contract expired.

In a disastrous meeting with Nike, Stephen Curry decided to go with Under Armour. Kent had a six-figure deal with the Company as payback, which was very high for a player of his stature in the league.

Not only that, the Company recognizes Kent’s role in luring Curry by inking an apparel deal with Old Dominion for seven times the amount the school received from Nike.

Bazemore’s deal with Under Armour provided most of the funding for ODU to start a new basketball practice facility.

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Kent Bazemore | Net Worth

Kent is an active professional basketball player. His revenue source is the team’s salary and endorsements from companies and brands.

Kent has a one-year contract worth $2,401,537 with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $2,401,537 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $2,401,537.

In the season 2021-22, Kent will earn a total base salary of $2,401,537 carrying a cap hit of $1,669,178 and a dead cap value of $1,669,178.

Kent is a professional basketball player and earns nearly $2-$3 million annually. 

As per, Kent Bazemore has an approximate net worth of $90 million as of 2022.

Bazemore’s net worth includes his assets, money, and income. We can assume that Kent has accumulated good fortune through his modest lifestyle.

Social Media Presence

Kent is more active on Twitter than on other social media, with 78.4k followers. He shares his professional activities through Twitter and a lot of tweets.

Likewise, we can also catch him on Instagram with 242k followers. He has posted several pictures of his wife, kids, and the game.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Kent Benzamore have any rings?

No, he has not won any championships to date. Let’s hope he will get one soon.

Does Kent Bazemore have a brother? If yes, what does he do?

Kent has a brother named Wykevin Bazemore, who indulges in sports. He is an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Shaw University.

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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