Malik Sealy Biography

October 22, 2019
First published on:October 22, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Malik Sealy

Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Malik Sealy
Birth Place Bronx, New York
Famous Name Malik Sealy
Birth Date February 1, 1970
Father Sidney Sealy
Mother Ann Sealy
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
University attended St. John's University
School attended Tolentine High School
Married to Lisa Sealy (m. 1999–2000)
Children 1

2× Haggerty Award winner, Malik Sealy was an American basketball player who played in the NBA from 1992 until his death in 2000. The Indian Pacers picked him with 14th overall pick in the round one at the 1992 NBA Draft.

Sealy was born on 20th May 2000 in Bronx, New York. He was an American who belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.

Sealy was married to Lisa Sealy, and is survived by a son, Malik Remington Sealy. 

Died At The Age Of Thirty

On 20th May 2000, a drunk truck driver killed Sealy in st. Louis Part, Minnesota, while Sealy was driving home from a birthday celebration for a teammate and best friend, Kevin Garnett.

Malik Sealy died at the age of 30 SOURCE: Federación Española de Baloncesto

The truck was driven by 43-year-old Souksangouane Phengsene, who was tested  0.19% alcohol.  He was charged vehicular manslaughter and sentenced a four-year prison term. 

Sealy is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. 

Married To Lisa Sealy

In 1999, Sealy tied the knot with his girlfriend, Lisa Sealy. The couple was blessed with a son, named Malik Remington Sealy, who, as of 2017, is a senior in high school.

Sealy's wife and son SOURCE: whosdatedwho

Their son, as a seventh-grade student at United Nations International, took the SAT and performed better than 51% of high school students. Further, he also played basketball for the Malik Sealy All-Stars AAU program, which Lisa says she began in 2006 to keep Malik's name alive.

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Family Members

He was born to parents: Sidney and Ann Sealy. Further, he grew up alongside his three brothers and a sister.

Net Worth

Sealy's net worth at the time of his death was calculated at $5 million. Not to mention, he had accumulated such lucrative sum through his eight years long career in basketball. 

His entire NBA career earning is reported $9,550,000. 

Salary History

Season Team Salary
1992-1993 Indiana Pacers $790,000
1993-1994 Indiana Pacers $1,023,000
1994-1995 Los Angeles Clippers $1,260,000
1995-1996 Los Angeles Clippers $1,495,000
1996-1997 Los Angeles Clippers $1,732,000
1997-1998 Detroit Pistons $1,150,000
1998-1999 Minnesota Timberwolves $1,100,000
1999-2000 Minnesota Timberwolves $1,100,000
Total Earnings   $9,550,000

Also, an aspiring actor, Sealy, had a lead role in the 1996 motion picture Eddie where he starred as Whoopi Goldberg. Additionally, he appeared on TV shows such as Diagnosis: Murder as well as The Sentinel. Hence, he might have earned a decent amount through the acting industry.

Besides, the basketball player had a clothing line named Malik Sealy XXI, Inc.

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NBA Career

At the 1992 NBA draft, he was picked by the Indiana Pacers in round three. Further, he played for Los Angeles Clippers (1994-1997), Detroit Pistons (1997-1998), and Detroit Pistons (1999-2000).

Moreover, the Minnesota Timberwolves retired #2 jersey in Sealy's honor.


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