BIRTH NAME: Kenneth Lamont Bazemore
BIRTHDAY: July 1st, 1989
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Cancer
A native of Kelford, N.C.
Bazemore won the Lefty Driesell Award for best collegiate defensive player during his junior year at Old Dominion University.
Has his number has been retired at Old Dominion (No. 24)
Graduated with two degrees – Human Services and Criminal Justice
Bazemore was a proud member of the “Pi Kappa Alpha” fraternity at Old Dominion.
Bazemore played a HUGE role with Under Armour endorsing Stephen Curry when he was on the Warriors.
Endured Rookie Hazing
In April of 2013 several Golden State Warriors veterans had some some fun at the expense of rookie Kent Bazemore. The vets decided to fill Bazemore’s car with popcorn. Richard Jefferson seemed to be the leader of the prank.
The Kent Bazemore App
In November of 2014, Bazemore launched is own app for Apple and Android users.
Bazemore’s app featured his statistics, a fantasy tracker, video highlights, team schedule, chat opportunities, social media links and even contests. The app is no longer available.
But here was a quick Youtube tutorial on how to use Bazemore’s app.
At the time, Bazemore was the third NBA player to have his own app. The other two -- LeBron James and Brandon Jennings.
Founder of Arms Foundation
Bazemore started the Arms Foundation, which “promotes, motivates and inspires the next generation of leaders through life-changing programming and initiatives. Supporting ARMS is supporting students who need you to accomplish their goals, dreams and aspirations.”
According to the Arms Foundation website this is how and why the foundation came about:
“Bazemore grew up in a small town in Kelford, NC with a population of around 300 people. Its size meant that the community was closely connected. The small size of the community also meant that resources were limited – there was one park in the town, which became a center of activity and fun. Kent’s family didn’t have a lot when he was growing up. The one park provided he and his friends an opportunity to play and provided Kent with an introduction to his passion of basketball.
The ARMS Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that exists to invest in youth, inspiring them to achieve their dreams and seeding programming that drives those dreams to becoming reality. This is achieved through engaging programming, unique and strategic partnerships, and decisive investments that foster youth opportunity and success.
Kent sees the Foundation as a long-term project. He wants it to outlast his career in the League and be a major focus of his work in the future. Its work can be central to Kent’s long-term legacy.”
Bazemore and his wife Samantha tied the knot in 2017.
Celebrity Look Alike
Chance the Rapper
Winging It: Vince Carter with Kent Bazemore
Last season, Bazemore hosted a podcast with Vince Carter with topics on “everything from golf, to rookie hazing, to career milestones, The Ringer’s new podcast, titled “Winging It,” gives fans an exclusive glimpse into the NBA — straight from the players themselves.”
Phone App Note Goes Viral
It was back in March of 2019, when Bazemore took to Twitter to explain his defense on James Harden.
This ‘note’ was posted after the Internet reacted to Harden sending Bazemore into a spin move on the defensive end.
The move was Shaqtin’ A Fool moment. Most NBA fans no that there is no shame in being destroyed by Harden.
Bazemore had fun on twitter explain exactly what happened.