Aleksander Vujacic a.k.a. Sasha Vujacic is a prominent Slovenian professional basketball player. The Maribor, SR Slovenian-born athlete currently plays fro Scaligera Basket Verona. Despite at the age of 35, Aleksander is highly impressing the critics with his athletic skills.
He is a two-time NBA Champion which he won with the Los Angeles Lakers. Sasha played in the NBA from 2004 to 2017. At the end of the 2017 season, Sasha joined Auxullim Torino. Eventually, in 2019, he joined Scaligera Basket Verona.
During his NBA career, Sasha played with the Lakers, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, and New York Knicks. Since joining the Verona in 2019, Sasha moved out the mainstream for quite a while. Although he is expected to make an NBA comeback, according to sources.
Moreover, the player is highly interested in playing in the NBA for the second time in his career. Sasha joined the Lakers in 2004 and enjoying a successful playing career in NBA. However, due to his aging, Sasha is gradually moving out of the focus.
Nonetheless, the player is still keen on representing the Lakers. Moreover, super teams create extra space for superstars in the roster. For instance, the Boston Celtics offered Reggie Miller a contract after a few years of his retirement. Also, the Miami Heat gave Chris Andersen a year deal despite his drug issues.
Sasha Vujacic, who played in Italy last season, is working out daily in Los Angeles with an eye towards playing in the NBA next season. “The Machine,” who played for the Knicks in 2017, won two championships with the Lakers and said it would be his dream to play in L.A. again.
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Though Sasha is keen on joining the Lakers, there isn’t any official confirmation from either of the parties.
Find out more about Sasha Vujacic in this article.
How Much Is Sasha Vujacic Net Worth and Salary?
Sasha Vujacic is still actively playing professional basketball at the age of 36. While the majority of professional athletics plan retirement in the mid-30s, Sasha is still doing well as a professional.
The former Lakers point guard made his NBA debut in 2004. As of now, his playing career is already 15 years old.
Over his 15 years of playing career, Sasha must have amassed a huge net worth. Despite his successful playing career and huge popularity, the exact figure of his net worth isn’t public yet.
Sasha loves to keep the details of his net worth and earnings up to himself. However, according to hoopshype.com, he has a huge annual income. As of now, his total career earnings stand at a whopping $22,324,686.
In the first year of his professional career, 2004-05 season, Sasha earned $846,840 in base salary. Likewise, he earned $910,440 in 2006, $1,756,951 in 2008, $5,000,000 in 2010. During the season 2016-17, Sasha made $1.4 million in salary from the New York Knicks.
Relationship With Ex-Fiance Maria Sharapova
The 36-year old basketball point guard isn’t married yet. Neither he has any children of his own, as of now. Well, he once had a serious relationship with tennis player Maria Sharapova.
After dating for a few years, Maria and Sasha got engaged to walk down the aisle. However, they ended their engagement in 2012. After his breakup with Maria, Sasha didn’t date anyone. Though Sasha doesn’t have a special lady in his life, his family always has his back.
His father is a Serbian basketball coach, while his mother is a former Slovenian volleyball player.
Hope Sasha finds a perfect partner for himself in the coming days.