For those of you who love watching basketball games then, Ime Udoka must not be a new name to you. Ime is a famous Nigerian-American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.
Ime Udoka was born as Ime Sunday Udoka on August 9, 1977, in Portland, Oregan. He is among the two children born to Vitlas Udoka and his wife. His father was also a former Basketball player and was from Akwa Ibom descent. He graduated from Portland State University. He started his professional career in 2002 with Charleston Lowgators.
In a Relationship For Over A Decade
Ime is living a happy life along with his partner in the United States. He is in a romantic relationship with Nia Talita Long. They formally started dating in 2010. Ever since, The love birds have appeared in several events and functions holding hands of each other.
Ime is yet to mention about their first meeting with the public. Soon after their formal relationship. They welcomed a new member of the family. In November 2011, The couple was blessed with a son, Kez Sunday Udoka. The family of three is living a happy life.
Private Engagement Ceremony
Ime and Nia engaged in May 2015. They had a private engagement ceremony. Only a few members from both the families and some close friends attended the ceremony. To everyone's surprise, Nia was spotted wearing a sparkly diamond on that finger, but neither of the two lovebirds had mentioned the big news.
Long's mega-carat ring looks to be pear-shaped on a diamond band. She also sported a fresh 'check-out-my-engagement-ring' for the big reveal. Although It's been more than five years of their engagement, They are yet to tie their wedding knots. Whenever asked about their wedding plan, Ime avoids the question.
Nia Talita Long's Failed Relationships
Although This is the first long-term relationship of Ime, his wife, Nia, was previously engaged and divorced. Nia was first engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Massai Dorsey, in 1999. Nothing much about their relationship is known to the media.
In 2000, Nia gave birth to their only son. However, The relationship never remained the same after the birth of their son. So, for their reasons, The love birds separated in 2001. After separating from Massai, Nia took custody of her son.
Until 2010, Nia remained single and then found love with Ime. She was rumored to have been linked with few other actors, but none of them were confirmed.
Net Worth in Millions
Ime Udoka has an estimated net worth of more than $12 Million. He has collected this hefty sum through his successful career of working as a basketball player initially and later as a basketball coach. Tristan Thompson is also a famous Canadian Professional Basketball Player with a net worth of $30 Million.
In August 2012, he joined his former team the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach. In his new position, his first significant achievement was winning the 2014 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. His wife, Nia Long, has an estimated net worth of $10 Million, similar to Antonia Zegers, a Chilean actress.
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