Say what you want about Doug Christie the basketball player, but he is a DUDE that would NEVER cheat on his wife. He won’t ever cheat on his wife because she is always there. More on that later…
Doug Christie the basketball player was pretty decent in his prime. He has a career scoring average of 11.2 points per game, almost the definition of mediocrity. I bet you if you looked at the median career scoring average in the history of the NBA, you would find Doug Christies name.
However, Doug never really made his money as a scorer, he was a defensive stopper. Christie honed his defensive craft at perennial college basketball powerhouse, Pepperdine. After three years at Pepperdine, Christie was drafted with the 17th overall pick of the 1992 draft. Doug was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics (R.I.P.), but didn’t feel like they were offering him enough money. So, instead of signing with the Sonics and beginning his NBA career, Christie opted to do nothing instead and make no money. Solid. By February, the Sonics were sick of Christie’s shenanigans and shipped his broke-ass to the Los Angeles Lakers for the legendary Sam Perkins.
Christie got a little playing time with the Lakers, however, he didn’t really cut it there and was traded to the New York Knicks. The Christie act didn’t play well in the Big Apple either and a year later the Knicks traded Doug to the Raptors and things really took off. While in Toronto, Christie put up his BIGGEST scoring numbers, averaging 17 a game in one season and really made a reputation for himself as a defensive stopper.
This reputation continued in Sacramento, where Christie teamed with Chris Webber, Peja Stojakovic, and Vlade Divac on some very good Kings teams. Christie was seldom hurt in Sacramento and played in nearly every game for four straight years while playing lock down D on guys like Kobe Bryant and chipped in 12 points a game in the process.
After his time with the Kings, Christie kicked around the league as a reserve a bit before finally retiring in 2007 at the age of 36. Not a bad run for a guy from Pepperdine.
Now, back to this wife of his. The NBA has long been notorious for having its players cheat on their wives. Shawn Kemp has at least seven kids out there and even squeaky clean Dwight Howard has a kid with a cheerleader. Gotta love the NBA. Anyway, with all of this temptation and hot-to-trot cheerleaders, Doug Christie’s wife made the decision to follow him everywhere while he was a player. She sat court side at every game and was not at all shy in telling the world how she completely ran her husbands show. They were such a pair of weirdos that they eventually got their own show on BET about how freaking weird they truly were (are). Every year they renew their weddings vows on their anniversary and throw a big party. Hmm.
Doug Christie: Mediocre player, defensive stopper, whipped like no other man in the history of the world.