23 Facts About Larry Hughes


Larry Hughes attended Saint Louis University before being selected with the eighth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft.


One of the most heralded basketball players to come out of St Louis, Larry Hughes started his basketball career at Christian Brothers College High School, which won the Missouri state championship in 1997.


Larry Hughes led the St Louis Eagles to an AAU National Championship, the summer prior.


Larry Hughes played in the 1997 McDonald's American Game scoring 21 points.


Larry Hughes played 1 season of college basketball at Saint Louis University.


Larry Hughes led the Billikens to the NCAA Tournament that year, making it to the second round after a win over University of Massachusetts.


Larry Hughes has played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Bobcats, and Orlando Magic.


Larry Hughes was drafted by Philadelphia in the 1st round of the 1998 NBA draft out of Saint Louis University, where he was named Freshman of the Year.


Larry Hughes participated in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest in Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.


Larry Hughes signed a five-year $70 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent in the summer of 2005.


Larry Hughes was brought into Cleveland to provide assistance to young superstar LeBron James, the Cavs' first overall draft pick in 2003.


Larry Hughes has an ongoing rivalry with former backcourt partner Gilbert Arenas, with whom he played for three seasons, two in Washington and one in Golden State.


On May 2,2006 Larry Hughes was recipient of the inaugural Austin Carr Good Guy Award, designed to recognize the Cavaliers player who is cooperative and understanding of the media, the community and the public.


On February 21,2008, Larry Hughes was traded to the Chicago Bulls, in a three-team trade, along with Drew Gooden, Cedric Simmons and Shannon Brown in exchange for Ben Wallace and Joe Smith.


On February 19,2009 just before the trade deadline, Larry Hughes was traded from the Bulls to the New York Knicks for Tim Thomas, Jerome James, and Anthony Roberson.


On February 18,2010, Larry Hughes was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a three team deal that moved Tracy McGrady to the Knicks.


Larry Hughes was waived by the Kings on February 23,2010.


On December 9,2011, Larry Hughes signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Orlando Magic.


Larry Hughes was waived on February 1,2012, after averaging 1.3 points in nine games.


Larry Hughes was selected to play in Ice Cube's BIG3 League on the "Killer 3s" team in the summer of 2017.


Larry Hughes played Kelly Rowland's boyfriend in the music video of Nelly's single "Dilemma".


In November 2020, Larry Hughes announced plans to open two cannabis dispensaries in St Louis with former Knicks teammate Al Harrington.


Larry Hughes is the godfather of Boston Celtics player Jayson Tatum, whose father was Larry Hughes' high school and college teammate.