Tyson Chandler - Basketball
One of the most highly touted defensive centers in the league, NBA Champion, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Tyson Chandler is an exceptionally rare 7-footer who possesses both an inside and outside game. He's a hybrid player who can run the floor, dominate the paint and knock down jumpers. A New York Knicks starter, the 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year was the second overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, and quickly emerged as the starting center for the Chicago Bulls. After four seasons in the "Windy City," he went on to the New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats and Dallas Mavericks. His defensive presence and leadership were lauded not only during the 2011 NBA Playoffs, wherein his Mavericks team won the NBA Championship, but also as a member of Team USA, which brought home the gold medal from the 2012 Olympics in London. Spending much of his upbringing in Compton, Calif., Chandler, who led Dominquez High School to a state championship his senior year, was twice named California's Mr. Basketball.
Connect with Tyson
- Weight: 240 lbs
- Birthday: October 2, 1982
- Drafted: #2, 2001
- Current NBA Team: New York Knicks
- High School: Dominguez (Compton, California)
How Tyson Lives Marley
I #LiveMarley because whatever situation I’m in, whether it be the team I’m on or the various charities I’m involved in, I try to make the situation better than I found it. To me, that’s what Marley is all about. It’s about coming into a situation, putting your stamp on it and making it better than you found it.
Music that Inspires Tyson
"I love music because it creates or reminds you of a memory."