Jamal “Monster Mash” Mashburn Sr. is a former NBA player for 12 seasons with Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, and New Orleans Pelicans (original name was New Orleans Hornets). Mashburn was awarded 1994 All-Rookie First team and 2003 NBA All-Star and All-NBA Third Team.
Growing up in New York, Mashburn blossomed his passion for basketball at Rucker Park. He got drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1994 NBA Draft.
During his first year with the Mavericks, he scored 19.2 points per game. By the 1995-1996 NBA season, he suffered an injury that caused him to play 18 games out of the season.
In February 1997, Mashburn joined the Miami Heat and helped the team boost their defense and end the season with an average of 10.5 points per game. Although he suffered more injuries within two seasons, Mashburn’s performance improved during 1999-2000 with 17.5 points per game.
In his first season with Charlotte Hornets, Mashburn scored 20.1 points, 7.6 rebound points, and 5.4 assist points per game. His injury interfered with his gameplay during the 2001-2002 NBA season, allowing him to complete the season with 21.5 points per game.
In the 2002-2003 NBA season, Mashburn joined the New Orleans Hornets (also known as the New Orleans Pelicans) and recorded his best overall score with 21.6 points per game. Unfortunately, his last two seasons caused an injury to his right knee that requires surgery to recover.
Despite his attempt to recover from his right knee surgery, Mashburn announced his retirement from the NBA and began his new career as a Business owner of over 90 businesses.
Mashburn owns places like Papa John’s, Outback Steakhouse, Dunkin’ Donuts, car dealerships, and more. He embraces his path as a business owner after cashing in his NBA earnings after retirement.