I take the responsibility of representing the Denver Nuggets very seriously and I truly hope that Nuggets fans understand thatDenver's Kenyon Martin apologizes Apr 26, 2006
It's the first time that a rapper has had his hands in any professional sports. It's a good thing for the communityJay-Z has a potential interest in Nets May 07, 2004
We did a decent job in the fourth quarter getting stops, making it easier on ourselves than we did in the second and third quartersNew Jersey 76, Detroit 74 May 18, 2003
I wanted to see what I could do, and it felt good once I got goingNew Jersey 96; Toronto 87 Apr 06, 2003
I don't care what people think, I am not a thugWords Matter: Foot-in-mouth disease Jan 31, 2003
Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977) is an American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "K-Mart", he plays power forward for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He was selected first overall in the 2000 NBA Draft.
Martin played for the Cincinnati Bearcats under the direction of Bob Huggins. As a senior, he averaged 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. He was the consensus National Player of the Year, earning numerous awards from various organizations, but suffered a broken leg in the Conference USA Tournament, keeping him out of the NCAA Tournament that year. Cincinnati retired his #4 jersey on April 25, 2000. Later that year, he was selected first overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Martin is currently the last American-born college senior to have been the top overall pick; the top picks since him consist of three high school players (Kwame Brown, LeBron James and Dwight Howard), one international player with two years of U.S. college experience (Andrew Bogut), two international players with no American college experience (Yao Ming and Andrea Bargnani), three college freshmen (John Wall, Greg Oden and Derrick Rose) and a college sophomore (Blake Griffin).
Kenyon graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.