Felipe Lopez

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Full Name Felipe Lopez
Age 45 Years Old
Nick Name Felipe
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date December 19, 1974
Birth Place Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

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A professional and well-known Dominican retired basketball player from Santiago, the Dominican Republic is named as Luis Felipe Lopez. He has played for four seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and also he played for teams in a half dozen countries, as well as in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) in the U.S. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 24th pick in the 1998 NBA draft. drafting into the NBA was cause for great celebration in the heavily Dominican community of Washington Heights in New York City. Recently, he has been a broadcaster with Spanish-language networks. He played basketball wearing jersey number of 13. 

Felipe Lopez film misses the mark on his fate with Wolves, in NBA

  • Another intriguing documentary has arrived in the latest series of “30 for 30” films on ESPN: “The Dominican Dream,” a look at Felipe Lopez’s basketball career, which failed to approach its Sports Illustrated-cover hype (November 1995). 
  • Lopez has earned this with ongoing good works in the Dominican Republic, primarily in his hometown of Santiago.
  • Lopez moved with his family to New York at 14, became the city’s leaping legend of schoolboy basketball, and stayed there to play at St. John’s.

“The Dominican Dream” 30 for 30 on Felipe Lopez

Latest documentary in the 30 for 30 series, "The Dominican Dream," was premiered on 30th April at 9 p.m., detailing the life and career of St. John's legend Felipe Lopez. Lopez, who immigrated to New York from the Dominican Republic as a boy, starred at St. John's from 1994-98 and currently sits fourth on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,927 points.  

What Happened to Felipe Lopez? Felipe Shares His Story in New Documentary

Everyone wants to know about the continuation of Felipe Lopez’s life success story. The documentary will detail Lopez's journey from a young boy in the Dominican Republic, to prep school standout whose games drew capacity crowds, to his career at St. John's to his tenure in the NBA and beyond. In fact, it’s still being written, as he promotes The Dominican Dream, a documentary of his heartbreak and triumph directed by Jonathan Hock, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27. “I’m so grateful,” said a smiling Lopez (now an NBA Cares Ambassador) seated in room 214 of the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca 24 hours before the premiere. “This film tells a story about my career, but I felt like telling the story because of how it was gonna be able to impact and educate people in so many different angles.” For Lopez, and for Hock, that’s the point: Nuance and grey area when it comes to what we determine successfully. Open-Mindedness is required for the film, which will debut nationally on ESPN Tuesday (April 30) at 9 pm ET.  

Where is Felipe Lopez right now?

From a pure basketball perspective, Lopez’s story is remarkable on its own: A Dominican immigrant who moves to the Bronx with his family in 1989, becomes the best high school player in New York City within three years and ultimately the best player in America prior to his 1994 graduation. Then he decides to stay home, where he was already revered in a uniquely New York and Hispanic fashion. He is now an NBA Cares Ambassador. 

What is the ethnicity of Felipe Lopez?

On 19th December 1976, Felipe was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. His nationality is Dominican. His full name is Luis Felipe Lopez. At present, his age is 44 but his age will be turning into 45 on his upcoming birthday on December as of 2019. There is no exact information regarding his parents. His father played amateur baseball in the Dominican Republic, and his family immigrated to the U.S. when he was 14. He is Christian by religion and his horoscope sign is Capricorn. His ethnicity is black. Concerning his education, he attended Rice High School in New York City and later attended St. John's College (1994-1998). 

What is the height of this tall basketball player?

Felipe has got a tall height of 1.96 m or 6 ft 5 in with the body weight of 215 lb or 98 Kg. His body build is athletic. His other body measurement will be added soon. 

How much Felipe Lopez's net worth and career earning salary?

The net worth of this retired basketball player is between $100K-$1Million as of 2019 from his major source of income from basketball career. His present salary as a broadcaster has not been revealed yet. At present, he is satisfied with his earning. 

What is the salary of NBA Felipe Lopez?

The salary of Felipe Lopez is estimated to have 637,435 USD as of 2002. As of 2019, his exact NBA salary has not been disclosed yet. 

Is Felipe Lopez married?

Yes, Felipe Lopez is married.

Who is the wife of Felip Lopez?

Felipe Lopez is a married person but he has not revealed anything about his wife and his children. But we will let you know soon about his affairs, dating history and more asap. From that, we can also say that Felipe is a very secretive person. 

How was the career (beginning-present) journey of Felipe?

  • Felipe began his basketball career since his high school and college. 
  • Later, he followed New York high school players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) and Dean Meminger in becoming one of the most highly touted recruits in U.S. high school history.
  • The 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) guard made many All-American lists in 1994, earning Player of the Year honors from Gatorade, USA Today, Parade, and many others.
  • Later, he began with an appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated before he played one college game.
  • He appeared with Jim Brown and Jackie Joyner-Kersee at a conference along with then-President Bill Clinton. 
  • He then finished his freshman season for the newly named St. John's Red Storm by averaging 17.8 points per game, earning a spot on the All-Big East Rookie Team and All-Big East Third Team in the process.
  • He finished his career with 1,927 points, placing him fourth all-time in St. John's history and sixth in Big East history with 1,222 conference points, while also ranking seventh all-time in steals, 14th in assists, and 20th in rebounds. 
  • He also holds the St. John's record for most three-pointers made in a single season (60) and in a career (148).
  • He was then selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 24th pick in the 1998 NBA draft and later traded to the Vancouver Grizzlies. 
  • He played 112 games for the Grizzlies before being traded to the Washington Wizards. 
  • He went on to sign as a free agent with both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks but he never played a regular season game for the Mavs.
  • He then trained with the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers in the first months of the 2005-2006 NBA season before signing a contract with Lleida.
  • He also holds career NBA averages of 5.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and one assist per game. He was known as the "Spanish Michael Jordan". As of now, he has been a broadcaster with Spanish-language networks.

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