Former NBA Player Glen Rice Made Approximately $66M in his Career & is Now Broke
Unbelievable. Former NBA player and sharp shooter Glen Rice was an absolute nightmare on the court. Whenever he raised up to shoot the ball, it was a foregone conclusion that the ball was going on.
During his 15-year NBA career, Glen Rice made approximately $66 million in the NBA and that’s not including whatever endorsement deals he had. But Rice recently told a family court judge that he is broke and can’t afford to pay his child support payments. So now he wants them to be reduced.
“Three-time NBA All-Star Former NBA Miami Heat superstar Glen Rice is “almost broke” despite a 15-year career in the NBA that also included a stints with the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers.
At least, that’s according to Miami-Dade County court records made public earlier this month in a paternity suit filed against Rice by a Fort Lauderdale woman in 2010.
The woman, Broward County guardian ad litem staffer Robin Duncan, originally managed to squeeze $1,500 a month in child support for a little girl named Gianna fathered by the then-married prolific small forward.
Last year, however, Rice filed a heart-wrenching plea to the court system to substantially lower his monthly payments, and both the court and Duncan signed off on a new deal.
On Sept. 8, Duncan agreed to $600 a month for as long as Rice got caught up with unpaid support totaling $2,000.
Why a downward adjustment, something relatively rare in child support?
Rice hasn’t been able to find a job in years, and he is “almost broke” after living off his basketball assets since he retired in 2004 and making a slew of bad investments, according to the court papers.
“A permanent, material, substantial, unanticipated and involuntary change in circumstances [warranted] a downward modification in support,” the filing reads. “The father (Rice) is in dire financial straits … He has attempted to become gainfully employed in various capacities but has been unable to earn a semblance of meaningful income.””