At 53 years old, Doug Christie has this physical status:
Douglas Dale Christie (born May 9, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player who competed in the National Basketball Association for 15 years (NBA).
He grew to 6 feet (6.98 meters) in a shooting guard position.
On NBC Sports California, he is now a commentator for the Sacramento Kings.
Chantel and Douglas Jr. are Christie and his partner Jackie, who have two children. The New York Times published a feature story in 2002 in which Doug and his wife Jackie discussed their marriage and committed lifestyle. Every year on their wedding anniversary, the couple remarry, complete with guests and festivities.
Christie is a devout Christian.
The Christies Committed, a reality show starring the Christies' struggle to strike a balance between family and celebrity, debuted in 2006.
Basketball Wives: Los Angeles and the main basketball team Basketball Wives are also featured on VH1's reality TV show Basketball Wives: Los Angeles and the main series Basketball Wives.
Jackie Christie joked that the pair will soon be producing an adult film at a 2012 appearance on The Rickey Smiley Show.
Early life and college career
Christie, a child of John Malone and Norma Christie, was born in Seattle, Washington. Norma Christie, his mother, raised him in Seattle. Christie is biracial because his father is black and his mother is white.
He started playing street basketball at a young age, but his game was launched under Mark Morris High School coach Dave Denny's tute.
"I went there, and I put that on the street side of basketball," he said. "I was learning the fundamentals of basketball, the stuff you don't learn on the playground."
During his freshman and sophomore years, Christie played basketball in eighth grade at Cascade Middle School and Mark Morris High School. Ex Mark Morris track star John Malone had to move to Longview to be with his dad. Rainier Beach High School in Seattle later in life. He coached the school's varsity boys' basketball team to their first-ever Washington state championship in 1988, in his senior year at Beach.
He then went on to Pepperdine University (studying sociology), where he gained national exposure. He was twice named WCC Player of the Year (1991, 1992) while at Pepperdine. He was also coached the Waves to the NCAA Tournament for two years, averaging over 19 points per game in his final two seasons.
Christie was drafted 17th overall in the 1992 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. However, he never played for the Sonics nor was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Sam Perkins, when his name was written incorrectly on his jersey as "Chrissite" in his first game. In Los Angeles, he was only used sparingly.
In 1994, the Lakers traded Christie to the New York Knicks for two second-round draft picks. He did not play often.
Christie was traded mid-season by Herb Williams, this time to the Toronto Raptors, in a trade for Willie Anderson and Victor Alexander. In 2000, he was with the Raptors until the end of the season. Christie had improved scoring by then and was a consistent starter for the Raptors.
Christie was traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Corliss Williamson, who was out of place by the end of the 2000 season. Christie, the Kings' most popular starting shooting guard and was also named one of the top 3pt-shooters during this time, in Sacramento. The Kings starting five will be known as "The Greatest Show on Court" alongside Jason Williams, Peja Stojakovi, Chris Webber, and Vlade Divac. Christie's defense helped the Kings climb to the top of the NBA rankings, becoming a perennial playoff favorite and eventually a championship contender, leading the league in victories in 2001-02.
Christie was traded to the Orlando Magic in 2005 for Cuttino Mobley and Michael Bradley. He ended the Kings as the second all-time leader in total thefts. He was dissatisfied with the trade and played just a few games before being sidelined with bone spurs. The Orlando Magic released Christie following his ankle surgery on August 11, 2005 under the new NBA collective bargaining deal one-time amnesty clause.
Christie agreed to a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks right after signing.
Christie was waived by the Dallas Mavericks on November 25, 2005, hinting at his impending retirement due to a slow recovery surgically repaired left ankle. He had left the team the week before having his surgically repaired left ankle examined by his personal physician. Christie averaged 3.7 points and 2.0 assists in seven games with the Dallas Mavericks.
Christie made a comeback in January 2007 when he signed a 10-day deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Christie, on his second 10-day deal, decided to leave the team after the All-Star break.
Christie was invited to a team led by Dennis Rodman in North Korea as part of his "basketball diplomacy" campaign in North Korea, where he was able to compete against the North Korean Senior National Team in celebration of Kim Jong-un's birthday.