Nicolas Batum Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Nicolas Batum :

NameNicolas Batum
Date of Birth14 December 1988
Age (2024)36 Years
Height6ft 8in
Weight230 lb (104 kg)
ProfessionFrench professional basketball playe
Current TeamPhiladelphia 76ers (#40 / Small forward, Power forward)
SpouseMelanie Pimentel (m. 2011–2013), Aurélie Batum
ParentsRichard Batum, Sylvie Batum
Net Worth8-9 Million USD

Who is Nicolas Batum ?

Nicolas Batum, born on December 14, 1988, is a prominent French professional basketball player currently showcasing his skills for the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Alongside his NBA career, Batum is a valued member of the French national basketball team, achieving remarkable success, including a silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Nicolas Batum
Nicolas Batum

Batum’s journey in basketball is intertwined with personal tragedy and triumph. His father, Richard, a Cameroonian professional basketball player in France, tragically passed away during a game in 1991, when Nicolas was just 2 1/2 years old. This profound loss didn’t deter Batum; instead, it fueled his determination to excel in the sport.

From an early age, Batum exhibited exceptional talent, drawing attention with standout performances in various youth championships across Europe. His prowess was evident when he participated in the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit, where he showcased his scoring ability, defensive prowess, and versatility, earning recognition on the international basketball stage.

Facts about Nicolas Batum :

  • Nicolas Batum is a French professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
  • He is also a member of the French national team and earned a silver medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
  • His father, Richard, was a professional basketball player in France.
  • Richard died during a game in 1991 after suffering an aneurysm. Nicolas, at only 2 1/2 years old, and his mother were in the crowd to witness Richard’s death.
  • As a youngster, Nicolas Batum was considered one of the most talented young players in Europe.
  • Batum was part of the junior French national team that won the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship.
Nicolas Batum
Nicolas Batum
  • He was named the MVP of the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, as France won the gold medal at that tournament.
  • While playing for Le Mans, Batum averaged 3.4 points in 2006-2007 season and 12.3 points in 2007-2008 season.
  • Upon being selected with the 25th pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, Batum was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. 
  • Batum missed the first 45 games of the 2009-10 season due to torn cartilage in his right shoulder.
  • In August 2011, during the 2011 NBA lockout, he signed a one-year contract with SLUC Nancy in French Basketball League.
  • On November 16, 2012, Batum tied a career-high of 35 points in a win against the Houston Rockets.
  • On January 21, 2013, Batum recorded his first triple-double in a loss to the Washington Wizards.
  • Batum had a career year in 2012-13, as he finished with career-highs in nearly every statistic.
  • On June 24, 2015, Batum was traded to the Charlotte Hornets.
  • On July 7, 2016, Batum re-signed with the Hornets on a five-year contract.
  • Batum was waived by the Hornets November 29, 2020.
  • On December 1, 2020, after clearing waivers, Batum signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • On 1 November 2023, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired Batum in a trade.

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