During his time on the court, Stephen Jackson was known as one of the best NBA players. He has also gained fame for his relationship with his wife, Imani Showalter. Read on to know more about their marriage and how it has affected his career.
Career as a basketball player
During his 14-year career as a basketball player for Stephen Jackson, he was a star and a champion. He was also deeply involved in charitable activities off the court. He founded the Stephen Jackson Academy of Art, Science, and Technology. In 2008, he received the NBA Community Assist Award.
Stephen Jackson was born on April 5, 1978, in Houston, Texas. He attended Lincoln High School in Port Arthur. He earned All-America honors in 1996. In 1997, he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns. In 2001, he was released by the New Jersey Nets. He then played for the La Crosse Bobcats of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). He was signed by the San Antonio Spurs in 2002. He also played for foreign league clubs in China and Australia. In 2003, he won a championship with the San Antonio Spurs.
In 2005, Stephen Jackson and Imani Showalter were engaged. They intended to get married that year. But then, they decided to separate. They later moved to San Antonio, Texas. The marriage didn’t last long.
During the 2005-2006 season, Stephen Jackson averaged 8.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. He also averaged 2.3 assists. In 2002-2003, he averaged 11.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. He was also named the NBA’s Most Improved Player. He was also named to the all-star weekend’s Schick Rookie Game.
In 2011, Jackson was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. He played for the Golden State Warriors in 2012, and the Charlotte Bobcats in 2009. He then returned to the Spurs before the next NBA season. But in 2013, he was waived by the Spurs. In December 2013, he was signed by the Los Angeles Clippers. In 2015, Jackson retired from the NBA.
In 2013, Jackson’s ex-fiancee, Imani Showalter, became famous. She appeared in the TV show Basketball Wives: LA.
Imani Showalter is also a mother of two children. She is the mother of Reggie Jackson, who was signed by the Los Angeles Clippers on December 10, 2013. She has also been linked to singer Marvin Sapp. She has not revealed much about her life before she became a reality TV star.
Relationship with Stephen Jackson
During his career as a basketball player, Stephen Jackson had the ability to make millions of dollars. He played for various teams, including the San Antonio Spurs. He averaged 15 points and 3.1 assists per game. He was a 14-year NBA veteran. His net worth is estimated at $20 million by 2022.
The former NBA player met Imani Showalter while he was in New York. They dated for several years before Stephen Jackson proposed to her. They got engaged and planned to marry in 2005. But it didn’t work out.
The two have a son together, but they weren’t married. The reason why was a bit of a mystery. During his time in the NBA, Jackson was known to be a problem player. He averaged 3.1 assists per game and shot 41.4 percent of the time. He was also known for his tattoos, including a tribute to Kobe Bryant on his right leg.
Stephen Jackson had a step-brother named Donald Buckner Jr., nine years his senior. During a fight, Buckner suffered serious injuries and died. However, Jackson was only 16 years old when he became aware of his uncle’s death. He was very upset, but it wasn’t until years later that he learned the truth.
When it came to a wedding ceremony, Jackson wanted a pastor. Eventually, Showalter gave in. The two became engaged, but their wedding was canceled.
Imani Showalter is an American TV personality. She appeared on the reality show Basketball Wives: LA. She also has a YouTube channel. She posts sporadically on Instagram. She has less than 250 subscribers. But she is also linked to singer Marvin Sapp. Despite the fact that she is not married to Stephen Jackson, her relationship with the former NBA player is still a big deal.
As far as the prenuptial agreement is concerned, the former NBA star said he was not interested. He and his fiancee didn’t agree on a prenuptial agreement, but it was something he and his family had discussed. A friend of Jackson’s nanny said he would agree to a prenup. But it took him months to sign it.
Relationship with Marvin
Until last year, Marvin Sapp and Imani Showalter had never been publicly linked. However, a new report indicates that the two have been spending time together lately. They have sat in the audience for concerts by Sapp and have been spotted at a variety of events together.
While the relationship between Sapp and Showalter may not be officially confirmed, it is clear that they are becoming a fixture at Sapp’s church and events. They even traveled to Chicago in December for a concert. They also hosted the Stellar Gospel Awards, which is a major honor for gospel artists.
Marvin Sapp and Imani Showalter have a few kids together. Showalter has a son named Michael. However, the child is not the son of a former NBA player. Imani is actually a high school graduate. She has three other children.
Marvin Sapp is a gospel singer. He founded the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also a judge on the Verizon “How Sweet the Sound” choir. He has hosted several notable events and has released several hit singles.
According to a new report, Imani Showalter and Marvin Sapp had been spotted together at a variety of events. They were even spotted at the Martin Luther King weekend event in Nashville, where Sapp hosted the Stellar Gospel Awards. Imani also attended the events with her daughter, Melissa Showalter.
The two are also said to have met at a “How Sweet the Sound” event. They also attended an event at Sapp’s church in Grand Rapids. In fact, Imani has been spotted with Marvin in a variety of high profile events, including a concert in Los Angeles and a choir competition in Detroit. Imani has even been spotted wearing a bikini at a concert. However, it is unclear if this photo will be a hit with church members.
While Imani Showalter and Stephen Jackson’s relationship was short lived, they are both moving on with their lives. Imani has also taken a break from the dating scene. She is now a stay at home mom and has been spending time with Marvin.
During the season one of Basketball Wives LA, Imani Showalter, a former member of a New York based girl group, appeared. Her appearance on the show caused a buzz because she was dating a basketball star. The pair had two children together. But their relationship ended after a few years, and Showalter moved to LA for a fresh start.
When she first appeared on the show, she seemed to be a stay at home mother. However, her social media presence has been sparse since she was part of the show. Her absence from social media could be related to her rumored romance with gospel singer Marvin Sapp.
During the show, Showalter appeared as a character and was criticized by Draya Michelle, but she opted out of returning to the show. She also promoted herself as a stay at home mom. She has a YouTube channel with a few videos. However, she has only a few subscribers.
While the show premiered, the couple were engaged. They had two children together, and had been together for more than a decade. They were planning to get married in April 2005. But they were unable to make it down the aisle.
Jackson later claimed that Imani Showalter refused to sign the prenuptial agreement. He said the nanny, who was working for the family, had told him that Showalter would not sign the agreement. In the meantime, Jackson asked his family friend’s nanny to ask Showalter about the prenup. However, he says he did not sign it.
When it was time for the wedding, Jackson said that Showalter was still resistant and he decided to cancel the wedding. However, he was willing to give in to Showalter’s request for a pastor to officiate the ceremony. He even paid for the venue and groomsmen to stay. However, Jackson stayed worried that the prenup would not be signed on the day of the wedding.
Jackson later revealed in a now-deleted Instagram Live video that he broke up with Showalter because she refused to sign the prenup. He also said that he slept with a member of her bridal party.