If you are the type who has interest in the game of basketball, you would have heard about the basketball superstar Trevor Anthony Ariza, popularly known by fans as Trevor Ariza. Tall, bold and handsome, the baller is an acclaimed Afro-American professional basketball player who is a team member of the Houston Rockets of the NBA where he sports jersey number 1 playing as a small forward and a shooting guard.
Trevor Ariza – NBA Career
Born on June 30, 1985, Trevor Ariza’s career as a basketballer has spanned from 2004 to date. He went professional after the NBA draft in 2004 when he was lucky to be one of those selected by the New York Knicks and eventually, Trevor Ariza set a record as the youngest player to ever wear the New York Knicks jersey and play for the team. He played in 80 games with an average of 5.9 points per game. At the time of his admission into the Knicks Team, he was exactly 19 years, four months and four days old.
In February 2006, just two years after the debut of his professional career, Trevor and his colleague Penny Hardaway were traded to another basketball team – Orlando Magic in exchange for Steve Francis. The veteran basketballer played 21 games with an average of 4.7 points for each game.
It appears, Trevor did not stay long with Orlando Magic because in November 2007, barely a year after he joined the team, he was again, traded to the Los Angeles Lakes team, however, he had a bone injury in his right foot that made him miss several of his matches with the Lakes. Here, Trevor Ariza recorded 26 points in a match against the Dallas Mavericks with Utah Jazz which was a career high point. Also, he was a team member of the Laker when they won the 2009 NBA Championship.
The celebrated basketballer signed with the team Houston Rockets for over five years with a worth of $33 million on the 3rd of July 2009. In a 111-107 win, Trevor scored a career-high point of 33 in a match against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 31st, 2009. Unfortunately, the basketball superstar was ejected on December 13th, 2009 following his conscious attempt to punch DeMar DeRozan from the opponent’s team Toronto Raptors after he stole the ball from him. His punishment for the offence was a suspension for one game but he made up for it in the Rockets’ final game of the season on April 14, 2010, where he recorded his first career triple-double.
The baller was traded to New Orleans Hornets on the 11th day of August 2010 as part of a four-team, five-player trade with Courtney Lee going over to Houston, James Posey and Darren Collison going with the Indiana Pacers team, and finally with Troy Murphy moving over to the New Jersey Nets. It is on record that Trevor Ariza logged a lot of career high points in minutes per game but luck wasn’t on their side because the Los Angeles Lakers defeated them in six games in the first round.
Trevor was once again traded to the Washington Wizards with Emeka Okafor in exchange for Rashard Lewis on the 20th day of June 2012. During his time with the Wizards, he recorded several career highs in matches against Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls. Subsequently, the famous basketballer was acquired by the Houston Rockets for the second time on the 15th day of July 2014 and has been with the team to date.
Family – Wife (Bree Anderson), Mom
The renowned baller was born to father, Trevor Saunders and Lolita Ariza, mother. He had two brothers Kenny and Tajh Ariza, unfortunately, he lost his younger brother Tajh on the 18th day of March 1996 when he fell off a hotel room window in Caracas, Venezuela where his stepfather Kenny McClary had a match as a professional basketballer. McClay played professional basketball for the University of Florida.
Trevor named his son after his late brother Tajh because according to him, he was the one that first told him that he would end up as a professional basketball player, thus, anytime he steps onto the court, he would always remember him in prayers and tell Tajh to take care of him.
For his love life, Trevor is married to his long-time girlfriend Bree Anderson who is a charming black woman with a fair complexion, they have three kids, two boys and one girl which include a six-year-old boy named Tajh, a three-year-old boy named Tristan and a new baby girl named Taylor. Whenever they make an appearance in public, the couple always seems to look so happy together with their kids. In many of their photos posted on the social media, we see them arm in arm, beaming at each other or in a romantic embrace. You can conveniently surmise that the duo is living in marital bliss and separation or divorce seem to be miles away from them.
As expected, a basketballer’s height is usually on the high side, and that of Trevor Ariza is not an exception. The celebrated basketballer stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches with a body weight of 98kg to go with it. Being an Afro-American, he comes with black hair and black eye color. He equally has an athletic body build.