Interesting Biography Facts
Douglas Dale Christie
former basketball player, sports commentator, reality TV star
May 9, 1970
Seattle, Washington, United States
Cascade Middle School, Mark Morris High School, Rainier Beach High School, Pepperdine University
Doug Christie family members
William Ayers (paternal half-brother)
Is Doug Christie a gay/bisexual?
What is Doug Christie marital status?
Who is Doug Christie wife?
When did get married?
July 8, 1993
How many children does he have?
3 (stepdaughter Ta'Kari, daughter Chantel Christie, and son Douglas Christie Jr.)
Doug Christie is not just a popular sports commentator and former basketball player, but also a reality TV star. You may see him in a family show “The Christies Committed” and occasionally in “Basketball Wives: LA”. He has been married to the reality TV star Jackie Christie since 1993. They raised 2 kids together, daughter Chantel and son Doug Jr. Mr. Christie is also a stepfather to Takari, Jackie’s daughter from previous relationships. You can read about Doug’s kids and wife in detail in “Jackie Christie Family”.
Who are Doug Christie parents?
John Malone (father)
Date of birth: April 12, 1947
Doug’s father is John Douglas Malone. He spent the major part of his life in Longview, WA. He studied at Mark Morris High School and was the Track and Field local celebrity there. John and Doug’s mother separated when he was a little boy.
Christie was a middle school pupil when he moved to his father’s place in Longview, WA. He attended the same school as his dad and became a basketball star there.
Till now Doug shares a close bond with his father. He congratulates him on each holiday and devotes himself to John’s sweet posts on social media.
John grew up in Longview, WA. He is the son of Mr. Malone and his wife Lucille. John also had a brother Jerry, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 62. His mother, Lucille Malone, was a family-oriented person. She was very close with Doug, and the basketball star still keeps her in his heart (according to his Instagram posts). It’s not known about the history of her relationships with Doug’s grandfather Mr. Malone. But in 1977 she re-married Envie Davis. Doug’s grandmother worked as a cabinet maker. She passed away in 2014.
John Malone is single as of 2023. He is retired, either. Previously, he worked as a financial service representative. Doug is John’s only common son with Norma Christie. It’s undisclosed, whether Doug’s parents were married officially, or they just dated. Nevertheless, they kept friendly relationships till Norma’s death and cared together about their talented son Doug.
Norma Christie (mother)
Date of birth: January 25, 1955
Date of death: March 5, 2008
Doug was incredibly close with his mother. His Instagram account is full of her photos and sweet words her son devotes to her. Although Norma passed away more than a decade ago, Doug still misses her very much. His mother was single most of her life, and she devoted all her free time to her only son Doug.
Norma Dale Christie spent her childhood years in Jamestown, North Dakota. She was the daughter of Dale Christie and Crystal Elmore. Norma had 2 brothers, Dale Jr. and David (who passed away), and 3 sisters, Connie, Melody, and Susan.
Doug’s mother resided in Washington, having changed several cities there. Her last place to live was in Vancouver, WA. She earned her living as a retail clerk.
Mrs. Christie passed away in 2014. The reason for her death was a long illness. She is still remembered not just by her son, but also by her daughter-in-law Jackie and 3 grandchildren.
Doug Christie siblings
William Ayers (paternal half-brother)
Doug was the only son of his mother Norma. But he had several half-siblings from the paternal side. Their exact number is not known. He was especially close with his half-brother William Ayears. They hand out together during Doug’s years in his father’s house in Longview.
He used to play for many NBA teams, including but not limited to Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings, and Orlando Magic. The fans call him “the legendary shooting guard” and “the one and the only” Doug Christie. After the end of his professional career, he remained part of the NBA world as a coach and sports commentator.
Douglas Dale Christie was born and raised in Seattle, WA in a multi-racial family. His parents divorced soon after his birth, so Doug was mostly brought up by a single mother Norma. He played street ball in his early years and even then his talent was obvious. Later he moved to his father’s home in Longview, WA. He studied at his father’s former school Mark Morris High and played for the basketball team there. He developed his athletic skills under the supervision of Dave Denny, Mark Morris’s trainer.
Then he came back to Seattle and continued playing basketball at Rainier Beach High School. His coach there noticed Doug’s skills and convinced him to work harder as he had a chance to play for the NBA.
After graduating from Rainier he continued his education at Pepperdine University. He studied sociology at Pepperdine, but obviously, his main activity was playing basketball. He started as a professional basketball player at the Los Angeles Lakers. In general, he played for 7 teams during the years of his career. His professional peak was at Sacramento Kings. He played for this team as a shooting guard and soon Doug became one of the best shooting guards in the NBA. With Christie, the Kings raised their rank in NBA.
He finished his professional basketball career in 2007 after left ankle surgery. He couldn’t recover completely after that. Still, Doug remained part of the basketball industry as a radio host and sports commentator. In 2021 he became the coach assistant for The Sacramento Kings.
Interesting and fun facts
- As a kid, he liked fishing with his father.
- He wasn’t academically successful during his darers at Mark Morris High School. But he gained the reputation of a skillful photographer. Till now, photography remains one of his hobbies.
- Doug is incredibly close with his wife, Jackie. He told that his relationship with his wife changed him a lot. Some of his teammates considered Jackie a little dominant in their relationships. The couple started their reality show “The Christies Committed” to show, the teammates were not right.
- According to Doug’s wife’s words, he is a very kind-hearted person.
- His height is 1.98 m and his weight is 91 kg.