|Full name||Rashard Quo by Lewis|
|birthday||8th August 1979 (age 41)|
|place of birth||Pineville , Louisiana , United States|
|position||Power Forward / Small Forward|
|High school||Alief Elsik High School, Texas|
|NBA draft||1998 , 32nd Pick, Seattle SuperSonics|
|Clubs as active|
|1998–2007 Seattle SuperSonics 2007–2010 Orlando Magic 2010–2012 Washington Wizards 2012–2014 Miami Heat
|2001||United States||5 games|
Rashard Quovon Lewis (born August 8, 1979 in Pineville , Louisiana ) is a retired American basketball player who was active in the NBA from 1999 to 2014 . During his time in the North American professional league, Lewis was All-Star twice and won the 2013 NBA Championship with the Miami Heat .
Hailed as one of the best basketball players in the country when he was in high school at Alief Elsik High School in Houston , Texas, Lewis chose to move to the NBA instead of college.
Although he was considered a safe first-round draft pick by many experts , this honor was not granted to him in the 1998 NBA draft , as many teams simply passed him over. Therefore, he had to be patient until the beginning of the second round before he was chosen by the Seattle SuperSonics with the third overall pick in the second round . He has since gone basket hunting for the franchise located in the far northwestern United States.
In the mid-2000s he was one of the best players in his position and regularly scored 20 points on average. In 2005 he received his first appointment to the NBA All-Star Game . In the summer of 2007, after Ray Allen had already been traded to Boston , he was transferred to the Orlando Magic in order to create enough space for Kevin Durant in the Sonics offense . At the Orlando Magic Lewis should form a new strong duo together with Dwight Howard and make the Magic one of the strongest teams in the east.
He experienced his first career high point in the 2004/05 season , when he led the Seattle SuperSonics together with Ray Allen to win the Northwest Division by winning 52 games. In 2009 he also reached the finals of the playoffs, in which he competed with his Orlando Magic against the Los Angeles Lakers , but had to admit defeat. He was also invited to the All-Star Game for the second time in the same year .
After a weak 2011/12 season with only 7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, the Washington Wizards Lewis traded to the New Orleans Hornets , in exchange for center Emeka Okafor and forward Trevor Ariza . He was then released from the Hornets on July 2, 2012 and received $ 13.7 million.
On July 11th, he signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat . With these he won the 2013 NBA championship as a supplementary player. In 2014 he reached the NBA final for the third time in his career, but lost to the San Antonio Spurs with the Heat .
For the 2014/15 season, Lewis joined the Dallas Mavericks . However, after it became known that Lewis was going to have knee surgery, his contract was canceled.
Achievements and Awards
- Rashard Lewis - player profile on NBA.com
- Rashard Lewis - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster // L. In: USABasketball.com . Retrieved on July 16, 2014 (English, player inserts, family names beginning with L).
- Rashard Lewis banned for ten games. In: SPOX.com. August 6, 2009, accessed July 16, 2014 .
- Magic lace monster trades. In: SPOX.com. December 19, 2010, accessed July 16, 2014 .
- Okafor and Ariza to the wizards. In: Sport1.de. June 20, 2012, accessed July 16, 2013 .
- Hornets waive recently-acquired forward Rashard Lewis. In: NBA.com. July 1, 2012, accessed July 16, 2014 .
- Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis join Heat. In: ESPN.com. July 11, 2012, accessed July 16, 2014 .
- Mavericks to sign Rashard Lewis. In: ESPN.com. July 16, 2014, accessed July 16, 2014 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Lewis, Rashard Quovon (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 8, 1979|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pineville , Louisiana , USA|