Roy Hibbert

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Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert is a former NBA basketball player. Roy Hibbert was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2014 and is a two-time All-Star. He has most recently played for the Denver Nuggets (NBA).

A consensus second-team All-American was also chosen for the former 7’2″ center in 2008. He was also the 2013–14 NBA season’s runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year.

Early Years & Family

Roy Hibbert was born in Queens, New York City, on December 11, 1986. He is thus 35 years old.

In addition, Roy Sr. and Pat Hibbert are his parents. His mother is from Trinidad, whereas Roy Sr., his father, is originally from Jamaica.

When Hibbert was two years old, the family eventually relocated to Adelphi, Maryland.

Also, an only child who could support himself, Hibbert spent his youth playing video games, playing tennis, and taking piano lessons.

Hibbert’s parents first predicted that tennis would be his sport of choice, but when he grew to be 7’2″, his preference for basketball as a vocation altered.

Net Worth

Roy Hibbert has a $35 million net worth. Additionally, his compensation with the Denver Nuggets in 2016–17 was $5,000,000. His salary with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015–16 was $15,514,031.

In addition, he made $14,898,938 in 2014–15 while playing for the Indiana Pacers. Additionally, his initial salary with the Indiana Pacers in 2008–09 was $1,465,400.

Facts of Roy Hibbert

Full Name Roy Denzil Hibbert
Birth Date December 11, 1986
Birth Place Queens, New York
Nick Name Big stiff
Religion Christianity
Nationality American/Jamaican
Ethnicity Black
  • Georgetown Prep, North Bethesda, Maryland
  • Georgetown
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name Roy Sr.
Mother’s Name Pat Hibbert
Siblings None
Age 35 years old
Height 7 feet 2 inches
Weight 122 Kilograms (270 lb)
Jersey no. 55, 17, 34
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession NBA Player
Professional Career Teams
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Denver Nuggets
The draft Year 2008 (Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall)
Drafted By Toronto Raptors
Active Years 2008 – 2017
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Valarie Cooke
Kids Two
Net Worth $35 million
Position Center
Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Merch Hip Hop Cap
Last Update June 2022

HIght School and Collage Career

Hibbert was a student at Georgetown Prep High. Following that, he attended Georgetown University, earning the moniker “Big Stiff.”

In 2006, Roy was named to the Second Team All-Big East.

Additionally, he was named 2007’s Big East Player of the Year. Then, he and Jeff Green managed the team’s first victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Big East Conference Championship since 1989.

Hibbert finished with the best double-double, adding 18 points and 11 rebounds, to help his team win.

Hibbert was also awarded preseason All-American and player of the year for the Big East.

Hibbert then intended to play all four years, graduating from Georgetown, and carry on the Hoya centers’ graduation legacy.

Additionally, his outstanding play helped the Hoyas reach 2007 Final Four. Despite being eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft, Hibbert chose not to sign with an agent.

He chose to go back to school so that he may play his senior season with Georgetown.

Career on a national team

At the 2007 Pan-American Games in the summer of 2007, Hibbert played the position of center on the American team alongside his teammates.

Due to his father, he also holds dual citizenship with the United States and Jamaica. He so participated in 2008 for the Jamaican national team.

He also participated in the 2010 Dominican Republic-hosted Centrobasket while serving as the team’s captain.

Pacers of Indiana

The Toronto Raptors selected Roy with the 17th overall choice in the 2008 NBA Draft. Later, in July 2008, he was exchanged for Jermaine O’Neal by the Indiana Pacers.

On July 15, Hibbert agreed to join the Indiana Pacers as a professional.

He was also chosen to play in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. In 10 minutes of play, he scored 3 points while shooting 1-3 from the field.

He also recorded nine blocks in Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Orlando Magic.

Extension of Career

On July 13, 2012, Roy re-signed with the Indiana Pacers for a four-year, $58 million deal.

Then, in a victory over the New Orleans Hornets, he recorded a triple-double in blocks with a career-high of 11.

He became the second player in Indiana Pacers history to record a triple-double of points, rebounds, and blocks thanks to those 11 blocks, which also broke the franchise mark for the most blocks in a single game.

Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert in a basketball match. Source: chatsports

He also contributed 24 points and 12 rebounds to an Indiana Pacers victory over the New York Knicks in game three of the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

He also helped the Celtics advance to the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocks.

Then, in 2014, he was chosen as an East All-Star reserve. In 12 minutes of play, he scored 8 points on 4-5 shooting.

Following that, Hibbert went four postseason games without scoring, breaking the NBA record for an All-Star.

Lakers of Los Angeles

On July 9, 2015, Roy was exchanged for a second-round pick in the NBA Draft, going to the Los Angeles Lakers.

He made his Los Angeles Lakers debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves in October 2015, averaging 12 points and ten rebounds.

He also participated in 81 of the Lakers’ 82 games. As a result, his career-low 5.9 points per game continue to stand. On July 7, 2016, Hibbert signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

Then, in his first game with the Hornets in the season opener, he finished with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Therefore, that was the best victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, 107-96.

Then, in a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers 107-85, he scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting.

On February 2, 2017, Milwaukee Bucks acquired Hibbert from Denver Nuggets in exchange for Miles Plumlee.

He was then traded again, this time to the Denver Nuggets, without ever playing for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Roy later became an unrestricted free agent after the Denver Nuggets claimed their free-agency exception right on him during the offseason.

As a result, on July 17, 2018, he announced his retirement.

Career in Coaching

Hibbert decided to pursue coaching after retiring in 2018.

As per reports, Hibbert joined the Philadelphia 76ers in August 2019 as a player development assistant.

The three comedic television episodes of Parks and Recreation had Cameo Hibbert as a guest star. On three of the show’s episodes, he performed by himself.

The American surreal sketch comedy television series The Eric Andre Show then featured him in an episode.


Roy Hibbert’s marriage to his long-term partner Valarie Cooke is revealed in his personal life.

Additionally, Cooke lived in Connecticut before relocating to Georgetown Prep in Maryland. She argued that the same university awarded her degrees in marketing and international business.

At Georgetown University, the couple first connected, and they have been dating ever since. Their relationship took a lovely turn toward marriage in September 2014.

She also worked as a project manager for a small business and for Blue Flame, LLC, an event management agency in Norwalk, Connecticut.

As a result, Indiana witnessed their wedding procession. Through Instagram posts, his teammates Paul George, George Hill, and others offer their congratulations.

Additionally, the pair got engaged in 2012 and had intended to wed in 2013, but for whatever reason, the wedding was postponed and didn’t take place on the same date.

The same is true for Hibbert and Cooke, who have gorgeous children.

Height, Weight, and Age

Roy Hibbert is 35 years old. He is also enormous, standing at a height of 7 feet 2 inches, and weighs over 270 pounds.

Robert is physically healthy with an athletic build and is tall and graceful. In addition to his physical characteristics, he has black hair and eyes.

Fraud scandals

Due to the fact that certain basketball players engaged in frivolous, salacious drama off the court. In 2014, Hibbert and his basketball star friend Paul George became embroiled in a dispute.

Cooke, the wife of Hibbert, allegedly had a relationship with Paul George in 2014. According to the sensational reports, Paul George had a sexual encounter with Hibbert’s wife.

Additionally, according to some sources, Hibbert’s attention was diverted from the game because of the incident.

Nevertheless, the online rumor of cheating scandals spread quickly.

Later, Paul George put the confusion to rest and brought it to a close-by uploading a photo of Hibbert and himself along with the text “I’m ignorant,” along with the hashtag “Brothers.”

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Presence in social media

The former two-time NBA player is a rather frequent user of social media. Additionally, he creates tweets, retweets, images, and daily activities, particularly for Instagram and Twitter.

With just the name Hibbert, you can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.