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Bruce Bowen


5-period NBA All-Defensive 1st Group selection who had his #12 shirt retired from the San Antonio Spurs. He spent three months playing professional golf ball in France prior to making his NBA debut with heat in 1997. He helped the San Antonio Spurs protected three NBA Championships between 2003 and 2007. He previously two sons, Ojani and Ozmel, with wife Yardley Barbon. He received three NBA game titles with teammate Tim Duncan before retiring in ’09 2009.

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Full Name Bruce Bowen
Date Of Birth June 14, 1971
Place Of Birth Merced, CA
Height 2.01 m
Weight 91 kg
Profession Basketball Player
Education California State University, Fullerton
Nationality American
Spouse Yardley Barbon
Children Ozmel Bowen, Ojani Bowen
Parents Dietra Campbell, Bruce Bowen Sr.
Awards NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, NBA All-Defensive Team
Star Sign Gemini

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1Inducted into the California State University-Fullerton Titan Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.
2His wife Yardley gave birth to their second son, Ozmel, in June 2007; weight = 6 lb., 11 oz.
3Avid Dallas Cowboys fan
4Played with the NBA's Miami Heat (1996-1997 [1 game]; 1999-2000[end] thru 2000-2001), Boston Celtics (1997-1999), Philadelphia 76ers (1999-2000[start]), and San Antonio Spurs (2001-2009).
5Has won 2 NBA Championships, both with the Spurs.
6His son, Ojani, was born in September 2005.



Mike & Mike2011-2017TV SeriesHimself - ESPN NBA Analyst / Himself / Himself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Good Morning America2016-2017TV SeriesHimself - ESPN Analyst / Himself - ESPN Basketball Analyst
Pura Química2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rome Is Burning2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Kobe Doin' Work2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimself
The 2007 NBA Finals2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself - San Antonio Spurs
The 2005 NBA Finals2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself - San Antonio Spurs
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2003 NBA Finals2003TV Mini-SeriesHimself - San Antonio Spurs

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