Gary Harris, the NBA player you know as a shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets is apparently keeping his girlfriend in the dark.
While most famous athletes enjoy flaunting their women on social media, it seems is not the case for the Indiana native, who has kept his romantic relationship very secretive.
Though the identity of Gary’s girlfriend is not clear, is safe to say he is most definitely in a relationship with a special lady. This may come as a shock since Harris who has been in the league for seven years, has never been spotted with or rumored to be dating anyone.
However, he and his mystery woman recently became parents and Harris took to Instagram to share the happy news. The 26-year-old new daddy wrote about the birth of his first child
‘Hendrix Haize, we are only 4 months in and you are the best thing to ever happen to me. I Love you son. S/o to all the Fathers out there today’
Want to know more about Harris’ girlfriend? Check out interesting facts about them below.
She is dating a former Spartan
Gary spent two years playing college basketball for Michigan State. The Spartan racked up many honors, including Big Ten Freshman of the Year, first-team All-Big Ten, and All-Big Ten Defensive Team. In two years, Gary averaged 14.9 points, two assists, and 1.6 steals per game, while shooting 44% from the field and 37.6% from three.
Her man suffered a back injury in his first season
Gary was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 19th pick in the 2014 NBA draft, only to trade him to Denver later that night. The guard had a quiet first season, missing some time with a back injury and playing just 13.1 minutes per game off the bench.
Things changed for the better in his second season, when Gary became a starter.
She gave birth to the couple’s child
The unidentified lady gave birth to the couple’s first kid around February this year. She gave birth to a boy whom the couple named, Hendrix Haize. When Harris made the announcement last June, he said their baby son was already four months old.
Her baby daddy was one considered a promising shooting guard
After Harris became a starter his scoring average jumped up to 12.3 points per game. In the following seasons, Gary’s scoring kept rising — first to 14.9 in 2016-17, then to 17.5 in 2017-18 and was knocking down three at nearly a 40% rate. Around that time he was viewed as one of the most promising shooting guards in the league.
Her NBA stud is having his worst year yet
Gary’s performance has been in decline in the last two years and this year according to reports, he is averaging just 10.2 points per game, his worst average since his first year, and shooting a dismal 29.9% from three-point range. He was even called in one publication, the most disappointing player in the NBA.
She is super private
Needless to say, the new mother and NBA wag, seems to enjoy a low profile; so much that not even her name was revealed during their dating stage and now that she has already fast forward to ‘baby mama’ -still prefers to leave all the glitz to her man.
Becoming a parent has given new perspective
Back in July, it was reported that Harris committed to donate a total of 460 food boxes and 33,000 diapers to families under the city’s Clayton Cares program. At the time, he expressed how it is a privilege for him to be able to help out saying
“With everything going on, we’re all going through tough times right now. Just having an opportunity to help the school and with the kids [is great],”“I have a son. So, I know how it can be with diapers, meals and everything. So, to just be able to provide a light for a group of people and help out the community, I just thought it was a perfect opportunity.”