|Kermit Washington Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||September 17, 1951|
Kermit Washington is an American former professional basketball player who had represented teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers (1973–1977), the Boston Celtics (1977–1978), the San Diego Clippers (1978–1979), the Portland Trail Blazers (1979–1982), and the Golden State Warriors (1987) in the NBA (National Basketball Association). He was drafted 5th overall in the 1st round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He was included in the annual ‘NBA All-Star Game’ in 1980, and the ‘NBA All-Defensive Second Team’ in both 1980 and 1981.
Kermit Alan Washington
Special K, The Eagle
Washington, D.C., United States
Kermit had attended the Coolidge Senior High School, a public school in Washington, D.C. After his high school graduation, he had joined The American University (AU), a private research university in Washington, D.C. in 1970.
He had represented the American Eagles men’s basketball team there and had graduated from the institution in 1973 with a degree in sociology.
Professional Basketball Player (Retired)
- Father – Alexander Washington (Former X-Ray Technician)
- Mother – Barbara Washington
- Siblings – Eric Washington (Older Brother) (Professional American Football Player) (d. 1984), Chris Washington (Younger Brother) (Professional American Football Player (Retired))
- 24 – Los Angeles Lakers
- 26 – Boston Celtics
- 42 – San Diego Clippers
- 42 – Portland Trail Blazers
- 3 – Golden State Warriors
Kermit Washington’s net worth had been $25 thousand according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 8 in or 203 cm
104 kg or 229 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kermit has dated –
- Patricia Washington (1970–Present) – Kermit had started dating a college classmate named Patricia in 1970. The couple got married in 1973 and have 2 children together including a daughter named Dana Washington.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Clean-shaven look
Kermit Washington Facts
- When Kermit was 3 years old, his parents and his maternal uncle were involved in a scuffle where someone had violently attacked his uncle with an iron rod. His parents had parted ways soon after.
- Although his father was given custody of the children, his mother, suffering from bipolar disorder, had taken him and his older brother Eric away from their father. As his mother struggled to take care of the children, she had eventually returned them to their father. Kermit and his brother did not stay long with their father though as they were passed around to live with various relatives on both sides of the family.
- When he had finished his college basketball career at The American University in 1973, he was one of just 7 players in NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) history to have averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds throughout the course of their career. In the very last game of his college career, he had required 39 points to achieve this rare record. He went on to score 40 points in the match and there was a campus-wide celebration after the game. In the last 2 years of his college career (1972, 1973), he was the rebounding leader in the NCAA.
- In 1977, he had punched an opposition player named Rudy Tomjanovich during an on-court scuffle that had gone out of control. The fight had left Rudy battling severe injuries which had nearly proved fatal.
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