Miles Bridges is an American basketball player. He is presently playing for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Moreover, he has been playing basketball for a long time before joining NBA.
He played for Flint Southwestern Academy in freshman year, high school, and represented his college in Michigan State Spartans. His position is small forward. Besides, Bridges is also a rapper.
Miles Emmanuel Bridges Sr.
2013 – Present
Family and Siblings
Date of Birth:
21 March 1998, Saturday
Age (As in 2021):
23 Years Old
Flint, Michigan, USA
Huntington, West Virginia
1. Flint Southwestern Academy 2. Huntington Prep School
The outstanding basketball player was born in 1998 in Flint, Michigan, USA. He celebrates his birthday every year on 21st March, making him an Aries. Furthermore, he is 23 years old as of 2021.
Miles holds an American nationality and African-American ethnicity.
Miles Bridges Family, Siblings and Education
Miles grew up in Flint, Michigan, along with his elder sister Tara Rushing. He was born to his father, Raymond Bridges, and his mother, Cynthia Rushing Bridges. He claims his sister to be like a parent to him, more like a third parent.
His mother, Cynthia, worked for 42 years as a hospital receptionist. She wanted to retire by sending Miles off to play basketball in the draft. However, Miles decided to stay in Michigan despite his desire to play for NBA.
Cynthia mentions in an interview that she got him into basketball so that he wouldn’t get in with the wrong crowd. She realized he was hanging around the wrong crowd with people who weren’t serious about school or their future. So, she took a step and got him into basketball.
On the other hand, his father Raymond introduced him to basketball when he was two. Besides, his father won the state championship in basketball at Flint Northern High School two times in 1971 and 1972. Miles considers his father’s legacy to be his motivation in his career as a basketball player.
On father’s day in 2018, Bridges made a post about his father, captioning, “The man that put a basketball in my hand. Happy Father’s Day Pops #BigRay#FlintLegend#MyOG#Eden”
Many people mistake him for being the brother of Villanova’s Mikal Bridges. However, it is not valid. He only has one sibling, and that is his elder sister, Tara.
Talking about his education, he has graduated high school and college. He studied high school at Flint Southwestern Academy at first but later transferred to Huntington Prep School.
Due to the transfer, he had moved to Huntington, West Virginia, and separated from his family.
However, later he came back to his hometown and planned to graduate college there. Instead, he played for Michigan State Spartans as a college player.
In early 2018, Yahoo News report made a shocking report regarding Miles’ family that got them into the spotlight. According to the report, Miles’s mother, Cynthia, had received illegal compensation from an associate of an NBA agent. Moreover, she had lunch with Christian Dawkins on 3rd May 2016, when he possibly gave her an advance of $400.
The NCAA prohibits college athletes and their families from receiving money from agents. Although it is unknown if Miles knew about his family meeting with an agent, he declined the allegations. Later, he made a $40 charitable donation accordingly to NCAA’s instructions.
The basketball player started his career at an early age. He played basketball in high school and represented his school back then. First, he played for Flint Southwestern Academy and later for Huntington Prep School.
On 3rd October 2015, Miles announced that he would be playing for Michigan State. Then, he played for Michigan State Spartans as a college athlete. Later, he signed a contract with NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and is currently playing for them.
Miles Bridges’ Girlfriend, Wife, Kids
Miles is married to Michelle Johnson. They haven’t revealed the details about their exact marriage date or wedding. However, the couple is married and has two children together.
They have a son named Ace Miles and a daughter named Aylä Marie. In 2020, Miles tweeted a picture of his two children when they were six months old. He captioned, “My two babies at 6 months.”
Recently, in 2021, he posted a picture of his children growing up to be adorable little ones. He made an Instagram post captioning, “Best job ever 🦍❤️”
Miles was rumored to be going after Kyrie Irving’s ex-girlfriend, Kehlani, after stating that he wanted to drink Kehlani’s bathwater. However, Kehlani turned out to be a lesbian, which meant Miles never really had a chance.
Although it isn’t confirmed, this incident created a beef with his wife, Michelle Johnson. As a result, she has taken down all her Instagram posts related to Miles.
How Tall is Miles Bridges?
Miles Bridges is undoubtedly a tall and handsome athlete. He stands 6 ft and 7 inches tall and weighs 102 kgs. He has dark eye color and curly black hair.
He hasn’t revealed other details about his body measurements.
How Much is Miles Bridges Net Worth?
Miles Bridges signed a four-year / $16.3 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets with an annual average salary of $4 million. In 2021-22, Bridges will be earning a base salary of $5.4 million.
Nevertheless, he hasn’t revealed his total net worth as of 2021.
Other Quick Facts and Trivia.
His full name is Miles Emanuel Bridges.
Miles is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
He considers his third-grade coach, Jeff Grayer, to be like a father figure to him.
He has an ESPN music video titled, ‘GMBxRTB.’
Miles mentions that he Face Times his kids when he is traveling for matches. He believes his kids to be his strength.