Ralph Sampson: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Career, Wife, Net Worth

Ralph Sampson: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Career, Wife, Net Worth, kids, Records, ethnicity, Nationality, Instagram. Ralph Sampson is an American retired professional basketball player. He is one of the constituents of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 7-foot-4 inch player, three-time College Player of the Year, and the first selection in the 1983 NBA draft,  Ralph Sampson produced heavy expectations with him to the NBA (National Basketball Association). He is just a few inches small to grab the record of being the tallest man in the world.

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Early Life of Ralph Sampson

Ralph was born on July 7, 1960, in  Harrisonburg, Virginia. Ralph Sampson did his schooling in the same city, Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was already 6 ft 7 in tall by his ninth grade and reached  7 ft 1 inch in high school. Because of his extraordinary performance in Harrisonburg High school, he was chosen for leading the team to state AA basketball championships in 1978 and 1979.  In his superior year, he lost the high school player of the year award to another talented player, Sam Bowie. However, he did get a form of revenge against Bowie in “Battle of the Giants”. Sampson was undoubtedly the most heavily recruited college basketball prospect of his generation and have surfaced on the cover of Sports Illustrated six times in a span of four years.

Ralph’s Career

Ralph Sampson has an astounding career with a long list of awards, career history along with coaching the budding teams. Some of the highlighted events require special emphasis. One of his many career highlights was a buzzer-beating shot to dethrone the Los Angeles Lakers as both NBA champions and Western Conference champions in 1986, derailing their hopes for coveted back-to-back NBA titles, and sending the Rockets to their second NBA Finals in the team’s history.

In the NBA Rookie of the Year, Sampson began with a lead but late in the game injuries began to take their toll. He faced three knee surgeries and a result of which he later retired as a four-time All-Star, NBA Rookie of the Year, and an NBA All-Star Game MVP (1985). 

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Ralph Sampson personal life

Ralph Sampson is currently with his future wife and fiancee, Patrice Ablack. Patrice is an actress. However, she is not seen in many movies, there is only one movie in which she has acted so far. She is now engaged to the star NBA player and is enjoying their life. The couple got engaged in early 2018 and are together since then.

Ralph Sampson’s first wife was Aleize R. Dial. He got mated to Aleize in 1986 when he was 26years old. They even have four children together when they were a couple, but they decided to part away in 2003 after 17 years of blissful marriage. Sampson’s son, Ralph Sampson III, played collegiate basketball for Minnesota. Sampson’s younger son, Robert, transferred to Georgia Tech after playing his first three seasons (2010–2013) of college basketball for East Carolina University. Sampson also has three daughters, Rachel, who graduated from Stanford University and worked at ESPN. The other two daughters are Leah and Anna.

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Here is the full Bio/Wiki of Ralph Sampson, her/his family/ mother/ father/ brother name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, boyfriends, girlfriends, husband, wife, spouse, cars, property, bikes, address, email, house, hometown, ethnicity, hometown, birthplace, parents, achievements, phone number, school, his/her Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, earning /income/net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Date Of Birth.

Ralph Sampson, Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth

Real Name Sample Name
Nickname Ralph Sampson
Gender male
Profession American retired basketball player
Height (approx.)

 centimeters– 224 cm

in meters– 2.24 m

in feet inches– 7’ 4”

Weight (approx.)

in kilograms– 228  kg

in pounds–  103 lbs

Figure athletic
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth 7 July 1960
Age (as in 2018) 61 Years
Birth Place Harrisonburg, Virginia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Cancer
Nationality American
Hometown Harrisonburg, Virginia
School Harrisonburg, Virginia local School

Virginia  College(1979–1983)

Educational Qualification not known
Religion not known
Ethnicity Black
Caste Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies/Interests playing 
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Known
Sexuality Straight

Father: not known

Mother: not known


Brother: not known

Sister: not known

Wife/Spouse Aleize R. Dial( divorced)
Children 5
Net Worth $ 700,000

Some interesting facts about Ralph Sampson

  • He is just a few inches small to grab the record of being the tallest man in the world.
  • Ralph Sampson’s first wife name was Aleize R. Dial.
  • Ralph Sampson is engaged to Patrice Ablack, who is an actress.
  • He had faced three knee surgeries consecutively and had to retire from his playing career.
  • Ralph used to represent the United States in men’s basketball.
  • he is the father of two sons and three daughters.
  •  he is currently the Co-host at Center Court Podcast

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