Nicolas Batum is a French professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Contract, Salary and Children
|Birthdate ( Age)||14 December 1988|
|Place of Birth||Lisieux, France|
|Spouse/Partner||Melanie Pimentel (m. 2011–2013), Aurélie Batum|
|Parents||Sylvie Batum, Richard Batum|
|Profession||French professional basketball player|
|Net Worth||$27 Million|
Nicolas Batum is a French professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Batum was a member of the French national team that finished third-place in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, becoming the first French team to win a medal in a FIBA Basketball World Cup competition.
Nicolas Batum Family
His father, Richard, of Cameroonian origin, 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.
Nicolas Batum Wife and Children
Nicolas Batum and Melanie Pimentel married each other on the 13th August 2011 in Saint Ouen, France. Before tying the nuptials, they dated for some time before deciding on taking the relationship to the next level.
Happily married as they were, but sadly, the union didn’t last. It hit the rocks just two years into their matrimony. The couple agreed to settle for divorce citing irreconcilable differences as the main cause of the split in 2013.
Fews years after splitting with Melanie Pimentel, Batum found love again. He found it in the eyes of Aurelie whom he introduced via Instagram as his girlfriend.
Nicolas Batum Net Worth
Nicolas Batum is a French professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers has an estimated Net worth around $27.1 million in 2022.
Nicolas Batum Contract and Salary
Nicolas Batum signed a 2 year / $6,498,559 contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, including $6,498,559 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,249,280.
Upon being selected with the 25th pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, Batum was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for the rights to Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey.After coming off the bench for the first three games of his NBA career, Batum moved into the starting lineup in place of Travis Outlaw in Portland’s fourth game of the 2008–09 season, a 103–96 loss to the Utah Jazz. On March 13, 2009, Batum recorded a season-high 20 points to go along with a clutch three-pointer with 29.9 seconds left, en route to a 109–100 victory over the New Jersey Nets.
Batum missed the first 45 games of the 2009–10 season due to torn cartilage in his right shoulder. He played in his first game of the season on January 25, 2010.On June 25, 2012, the Portland Trail Blazers extended a qualifying offer to Batum, making him a restricted free agent.Less than three weeks later Batum signed a $46 million/4 year offer sheet with the Minnesota Timberwolves.On July 18, 2012, the Trail Blazers elected to match the Timberwolves’ offer, signing Batum to the team through the 2015–16 campaign.
On January 21, 2013, Batum recorded his first triple-double in a 98–95 loss to the Washington Wizards, scoring 12 points and adding 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, in addition to 3 steals and 2 blocks.On June 24, 2015, Batum was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Gerald Henderson, Jr. and Noah Vonleh.On August 1, 2015, Batum played for Team Africa at the 2015 NBA Africa exhibition game.
He made his debut for the Hornets in the team’s season opener against the Miami Heat on October 28, recording 9 points and 6 rebounds in a 104–94 loss.On November 15, he scored a season-high 33 points in a 106–94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
On July 7, 2016, Batum re-signed with the Hornets on a five-year, $120 million contract.On December 23, 2016, he recorded his first triple-double of the season with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103–91 win over the Chicago Bulls.
On December 1, 2020, after clearing waivers, Batum signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.In a game against the Brooklyn Nets, Batum had 21 points and 6 rebounds in a loss.On August 13, 2021, Batum re-signed with the Clippers.
Batum blocked Klemen Prepelič at the last second of the 2020 Olympics semi final giving victory to France. France eventually lost the final 82–87 to the United States. Rudy Gobert stated that Batum’s game-saving play was one of the best blocks he had ever seen.His block was ranked as one the unforgettable moments of the 2020 Summer Olympics.