Erick Dampier life and biography

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Erick Dampier biography

Date of birth : 1975-07-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Jackson, Mississippi
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-29
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, Center for the Miami Heat, NBA Draft

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Erick Dampier is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Miami Heat. He is a 6 ft 11 in / 265 lb. center.

He played 72 games in his rookie year with the Pacers, starting 21 of them and finishing with averages of 5.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. On August 12, 1997 he and Duane Ferrell were traded to the Golden State Warriors for Chris Mullin.

He spent the next seven years, primarily as the starting center, for the Warriors, hitting his peak production in 2003–04 with averages of 12.3 points, 12 rebounds and 1.85 blocks per game. However, some critics claimed that he stepped up his production because he was in a contract year, and indeed he was considered a top free-agent commodity in the 2004 off-season.

On August 24, 2004, Dampier was signed and traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Dan Dickau, Evan Eschmeyer and rights to Steve Logan in exchange for Christian Laettner, Eduardo Nájera, 2 future first round picks and rights to Luis Flores and Mladen Sekularac. In his first season in Dallas he played in 59 games (starting 56), averaging 9.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.85 blocks per game.

On July 13, 2010, Dampier was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats along with Matt Carroll and Eduardo Nájera in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinça. He was waived on September 14, 2010.

On November 23, 2010, he signed a contract with the Miami Heat.


Full name is Erick Travez Dampier…parents are Mary and Kenneth Dampier…has two younger sisters, Sheerra and Kierra…founded the Erick Dampier Foundation to assist underprivileged children in Mississippi and the Bay Area…provides fi nancial assistance to kids who want to attend sports camps throughout the U.S….as part of the kickoff for his foundation, held a sports memorabilia auction to benefi t the families of the tragic workplace shootings at the Lockheed Martin plant in Meridian, MS, in the summer of 2004…also distributed approximately $12,000 worth of clothing to children through the Lawrence County Boys and Girls Clubs…active with the Boys and Girls Club of Mississippi during the offseason…hosts the Annual Erick Dampier Basketball Camp at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS.…also hosted the Inaugural Erick Dampier Foundation Basketball Camp at Pleasant Oaks Rec. Center in Dallas for over 100 area youths free of charge…played in the Starpower VIP Invitational benefitting The Jason Terry Foundation (Sept. 2009)...majored in physical education at Mississippi State…led Lawrence County H.S. (New Hebron, MS) to the Mississippi State title when he rebounded a missed shot and put it back at the buzzer to give his team the win in the championship game...enjoys R&B and jazz music…hobbies include movies, tennis, fi shing and shopping…has worn his number, 25, since elementary school..

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