Raymond Felton Bio: Early Life, Family, NBA, Net Worth & Wife

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Raymond Felton is a former professional basketball player who last played for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA and is currently a coach. 

He has played for several reputed teams, such as the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Ever since Felton was young, he was a gifted and hard-working basketball player. As a result of his sheer passion for the game, he was drafted into the NBA in 2005.

In fact, he was selected by Charlotte Bobcats, from where he started his professional basketball journey. Moreover, Raymond serves as a point guard/shooting guard in the NBA.

Raymond Felton In Action
Raymond Felton In Action (Source: The Oklahoman)

Raymond played with jersey number 2 while playing for the Thunders. In 2014, the basketballer was scrutinized continuously in the media for his weight gain.

At the same time, he accepted his weight gain and expressed his exhaustion toward body-shaming comments. Correspondingly, he shared how tired he was of being called fat.

Besides that, he is also the uncle of a former University of North Carolina basketball player Jalek Felton, who is currently signed to the Slovenian club Petrol Olimpija.

He received bad press for his relationship with Jalek, who had allegedly sexually assaulted a student while attending UNC, resulting in his suspension and ban from college.

Before diving into details about the NBA player’s life, here are some quick details about him.

Quick Facts

Full Name Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr.
Birth Date June 26, 1984
Birth Place Marion, South Carolina, USA
Nick Name Felts
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education University of North Carolina
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Raymond Felton Sr.
Mother’s Name Barbara Felton
Siblings Two; Charmaine Felton and Juvonna Felton
Age 38 Years Old
Height 6 feet 1 inch/1.85 m/185 cm
Weight 205 lb/93 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Profession Basketball Player
Current Team Unrestricted Free Agent 
Position Point Guard, Shooting Guard
Playing Career  2005 – 2019
Marital Status Married
Wife
  • Ariane Raymondo (M. 2012- Div. 2014)
  • Tabitha Tuggle (M. 2017- Present)
Kids One
Net Worth $15 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Card
Last Update March 2023

Early Life, Family, And Education

Raymond Felton was born in Marion, South Carolina, to Raymond Felton Sr. and Barbara Felton.

He was very athletic since he was young and loved playing basketball. Observing his passion and talent, he was encouraged by his parents to play professionally.

Besides that, Felts has two sisters named Charmaine Felton and Juvonna Felton, with whom he is very close.

They all attended and graduated from the same school. Charmaine graduated from Northville University and is the mother of basketball player Jake Felton.  

Meanwhile, Juvonna graduated with a Chemistry degree from Claflin University and a master’s in Business Administration from Strayer University. She is currently a pharmaceutical professional.

Raymond When He Was A Child
Raymond When He Was A Child (Source: Twitter)

The former NBA player attended and graduated from Latta High School and served as a point guard for his high-school basketball team.

Moreover, he led his school to State Championships twice and was hence, considered an exceptional player as a high schooler.

Felton won several awards and was the number one point guard in his high school.

After school, he attended the University of North Carolina, where he played college basketball and became a massively successful college-level player.

In his junior year, he was drafted into the NBA and was picked by Charlotte Bobcats.

Age, Height, And Weight

The former Thunder rooster turned 38 years old. His zodic sign is Cancer, and individuals of that zodic are loyal, protective, intuitive, and caring.

Likewise, the basketball player stands at an outstanding height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighs around 205 lb (93 kg).

His overall look is incomplete without his black hair and dark brown pair of eyes.

Raymond belongs to the American nationality with African-American ethnicity. He has followed the Christian religion since his birth.

Professional Career

School and College Career

As a high schooler, he had a pretty fantastic basketball career. Raymond won the South Carolina Mr. Basketball award twice and was named the MVP at the 2002 Roundball Classic held in Chicago.

Moreover, he was honored with Naismith Prep Player of the Year.

He was the no.1 point guard of Latta High school, leading the school team to two state championships.

Furthermore, McDonald’s All-American Game selected Felts in 2002, where he played with several future NBA players.

Following a successful high school basketball career, Raymond went off to North Carolina to play collegiate basketball.

The Point Guard Playing Basketball For His College UNC
The Point Guard Playing Basketball For His College UNC (Source: Twitter)

At UNC, he was a glorified and decorated player. He was the Carolina Player of the Year in his freshman year and the ACC Freshman of the Week thrice.

In his second year at the college, Felton set a record after making 18 assists in a single game.

As a junior in his final season at UNC, he led his team to a 2005 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

The basketballer received the Bob Cousy Award for being an exceptional collegiate-level point guard. Not to mention, Raymond was also on the cover of NCAA March Madness 06.

NBA Career

Charlotte Bobcats

NBA drafted Felton in his junior year at college in 2005. He was the Charlotte Bobcats’ first-round, fifth-overall pick.

Straight out of college, he soon impressed fans and the team with his exceptional basketball skills.

He gathered quite the media attention when he scored 31 points alone against Phoenix Suns.

Moreover, his best all-around in his rookie year was against Washington Wizards, where he scored 18 points and gave 13 assists.

Not to mention, Felts was picked for NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Furthermore, he started 54 out of 82 games in his rookie season for the Bobcats.

Raymond Playing For Charlotte Bobcats
Raymond Playing For Charlotte Bobcats (Source: Twitter)

Despite his reasonable efforts and hard work on the court, Charlotte failed to make it to the playoffs.

Nevertheless, the team had an exceptionally successful year in the 2009 season.

After Michael Jordan owned most of the Bobcats, they made it to the playoffs for the first time in NBA history.

However, Raymond, on the other hand, was suffering as his scoring and assist numbers went down.

Although Felton did manage to pull himself up during the playoffs, it wasn’t his personal best.

During the last season, he was a restricted free agent, and eventually, after the Charlotte team was out of the playoffs, he became a free agent.

New York Knicks And Denver Nuggets

After almost five years with the Bobcats, he signed a two-year contract worth $15.8 million with the New York Knicks.

Moreover, the Knicks assigned Raymond to be the team’s co-captain for the 2011 season.

During his time with the Knicks, he assisted them in the playoffs. However, for the next season, New York traded him off to the Denver Nuggets.

With the Nuggets, Felton again managed to reach the playoffs and went up against Oklahoma City Thunder.

But, the basketballer expressed his disappointment in playing off the bench and behind point guard Ty Lawson.

Nevertheless, the 2010-11 season turned out to be his best season so far.

Portland Trail Blazers And Return To New York Knicks

Following the end of the 2011 season, the Nuggets traded the American athlete to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Both he and the Blazer struggled during his debut season. At the beginning of his career with Portland, he was on bad terms with the coach.

Nevertheless, the Blazers fired the coach, and Kaleb Canales, the youngest head coach in franchise history, replaced him.

However, along with the team, he still struggled through the entire season and failed to make it to the playoffs. 

Thereafter, Blazers traded him back to the New York Knicks. There, Felts signed a three-year extension deal worth $10 million with Knicks. 

Shortly then, fans and media heavily criticized him for his shape and weight while playing for the Blazers.

Nonetheless, Raymond admitted to being in bad shape and made no excuses.

During his playtime with Knicks, he reportedly lost over 20 lbs and stated that he was even better than 2019 NBA champion Jeremy Lin who was famous for his time with the Knicks.

For the time being of his three-year extension, Felton had a pretty decent career with the team.

Dallas Mavericks, LA Clippers, And Oklahoma City Thunder

After the 2013-14 season, the Knicks traded Raymond to the Mavericks. He missed most of the 2014-15 season due to his criminal charges and injury.

As a result, Felts had an average season in totality, and the following season wasn’t exciting either.

Raymond Felton Playing For The Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder Player Raymond Felton (Source: Twitter)

Then, he signed with the LA Clippers for the 2016-2017 season and subsequently with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the next season.

After 2019, Felton became an unrestricted free agent and hasn’t signed with any other team yet.

Legal Issues

When Felts was just out of Knicks, he got into legal trouble after authorities arrested him for felony gun charges.

The basketballer accepted a plea deal where he admitted to being guilty of criminal possession of a weapon and a firearm.

As a result, the prosecutors fined him $5000 and assigned him 500 hours of community service.

Furthermore, the NBA suspended the basketballer for the first four games with the Dallas Mavericks.

Career stats

Year
Team
GP
MPG
PPG
FG%
3P%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
2018-19
 
Thunder
33
11.5
4.3
40.7
32.8
1.0
1.6
0.3
0.2
2017-18
 
Thunder
82
16.6
6.9
40.6
35.2
1.9
2.5
0.6
0.2
2016-17
 
Clippers
80
21.2
6.7
43.0
31.9
2.7
2.4
0.8
0.3
2015-16
 
Mavericks
80
27.4
9.5
40.6
28.2
3.2
3.5
0.8
0.2
2014-15
 
Mavericks
29
9.7
3.7
40.6
29.4
0.9
1.4
0.4
0.1
2013-14
 
Knicks
65
31.0
9.7
39.5
31.8
3.0
5.6
1.2
0.4
2012-13
 
Knicks
68
34.0
13.9
42.7
36.0
2.9
5.5
1.4
0.2
2011-12
 
Trail Blazers
60
31.8
11.4
40.7
30.5
2.5
6.5
1.3
0.2
2010-11
 
Nuggets
21
31.6
11.5
43.1
45.9
3.6
6.5
1.3
0.0
2010-11
 
Knicks
54
38.4
17.1
42.3
32.8
3.6
9.0
1.8
0.2
2009-10
 
Hornets
80
33.0
12.1
45.9
38.5
3.6
5.6
1.5
0.3
2008-09
 
Hornets
82
37.6
14.2
40.8
28.5
3.8
6.7
1.5
0.4
2007-08
 
Hornets
79
37.6
14.4
41.3
28.0
3.0
7.4
1.2
0.2
2006-07
 
Hornets
78
36.3
14.0
38.4
33.0
3.4
7.0
1.5
0.1
2005-06
 
Hornets
80
30.1
11.8
39.1
35.8
3.3
5.6
1.3
0.1
Career
 
971
29.7
11.2
41.2
32.9
3.0
5.2
1.2
0.2

Marriage And Kids

Raymond has been married twice in his life. He divorced his first wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, after 19 months of marriage.

At that time, Ariane was a law student and was attending Fordham Law School.

During the divorce, the ex-wife opened up about several fights, including two altercations where Felton pulled up a gun on her.

Ariane accused her ex-husband of cheating and intimidating her with a gun. Furthermore, she turned Felton’s gun, which he kept under their bed, to the police.

The basketballer’s gun was illegal, which led to a police investigation that found him guilty of criminal possession of a weapon and a firearm.

Raymond With Wife Tabitha Tuggle On Their Wedding Day
Raymond With His Wife Tabitha Tuggle On Their Wedding Day (Source: Twitter)

After that, he married his second wife, Tabitha Tuggle, in 2017, and they had a beautiful wedding. The duo doesn’t have any kids together yet.

However, Raymond has a son from a previous relationship, although if it is from his former spouse or not is still a mystery. 

Net Worth And Salary

The basketballer has an impressive net worth.

After playing 14 years for the NBA franchise, he has a net worth of $15 million as of March 2023.

Felton has earned an estimated $53 million from his total NBA career. In 2016, he had a yearly salary of $1.5 million.

Besides that, the contracts he had signed with Mavericks, Clippers, and Thunder paid him a fair amount in salary.

With his huge net worth, he lives a lavish lifestyle. Raymond used to reside in a $2.2 million, 11,000-square-foot home in North Carolina.

However, after his deal with Oklahoma City Thunder, he sold the house. Apart from that, Felton is fond of automobiles and owns multiple sports cars. 

Net Worth Of Raymond Felton In Different Currencies

Here is his net worth of Raymond in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro €13,843,387.50
Pound Sterling £12,209,100
Australian Dollar A$22,434,945
Canadian Dollar C$20,583,825
Indian Rupee 1,233,687,000 
BitCoin ฿529.71

Social Media Presence

The former NBA player has an account on Instagram and Twitter, but he hasn’t been active on Instagram since 2013. 

You can follow him on Twitter to get his latest updates and news.

Instagram: 19.7K Followers

Twitter: 79.3K Followers

Popularity Graph 

Raymond Felton has accumulated a decent fanbase through his long NBA career. 

Raymond Felton Search Graph 2023
Raymond Felton Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above line graph illustrates his 12-month search trend. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Raymond Felton playing for?

Felton is an unrestricted free agent and hasn't signed with any teams yet. However, he last played for Oklahoma City Thunder.

Did Raymond Felton retire?

No, Raymond hasn't retired yet.  

What is the jersey number of Raymond Felton?

Felton wore jersey number 2 when he played for Thunder. 

Is Raymond Felton an attorney?

Raymond, whom we are talking on this article, is not an attorney but a basketball player. But yeah, we do have an attorney with a similar name Raymond Felton who works at Greenbaum.

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