Jannero Pargo

Jannero Pargo biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Jannero O. Pargo


basketball player, coach

Birth Date

October 22, 1979


43 years

Zodiac Sign



Chicago, Illinois, United States


Paul Robeson High School; University of Arkansas



Jannero Pargo family members

Father's Name

Jannero Brown

Mother's Name

Charlie Mae Pargo

Siblings names

Kizzy Pargo (older sister), Jeremy Pargo (younger brother)

Is Jannero Pargo a gay/bisexual?


What is Jannero Pargo marital status?


How many children does he have?

3 (son Jannero Pargo Jr. and twins Jayden and Jayla Pargo)

Jannero Pargo wife

Malaysia Pargo (ex-wife; were married in 2006-2014)

Malaysia Pargo wife Jannero Pargo

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Date of birth: August 12, 1980

Jannero Pargo is divorced as of now. But he was married for 10 years to Laquisha Gilbert, widely known as Malaysia Pargo.

Laquisha S. Gilbert spent the major part of her life in California. Not much is known about her parents’ family, except for the fact that she had twin brothers, one of which, Dontae Hayes, was killed during an accident with a police officer. It happened on the last day of 2013, and Dontae was just 20 at the moment of his death. Malaysia told that this event had a great impact on her.

Malaysia Pargo gained wide recognition as a reality TV star after she appeared on the series “Basketball Wives LA”. She joined the regular cast in season 6 and since then she remains one of the main stars of the show. Besides, Malaysia is involved in a jewelry business. She owns a brand “Three Beats Jewelry”.

In 2012 she separated from her husband of many years and father of her kids Jannero Pargo. They officially divorced in 2014. Ex-Mrs. Pargo doesn’t publicize the reasons for her decision to part her ways with Jannero.

Jannero Pargo kids

Jannero Pargo Jr. (son)

Jannero Pargo Jr. son Jannero Pargo

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Date of birth: October 5, 2006

Jannero is the firstborn in the Pargo family. He is a school pupil as of now, and he enjoys playing football in his free time. His mother and father are proud of him.

Jayden Pargo (son; one of the twins)

Jayden Pargo kids Jannero Pargo

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Date of birth: September 15, 2011

In 2011 Jannero Pargo and his ex-wife Malaysia welcomed twins Jayden and Jayla. Their son Jayden is a cute little boy, who shares a close bond with his mother and father. Several years ago he stood by Jannero’s side when the ex-basketball player was passing through a surgery.

Jayla Pargo (daughter; one of the twins)

Jayla Pargo faughter Jannero Pargo

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Date of birth: September 15, 2011

Jayla is a little beautiful princess, the only girl in the Pargo breed. She is a school pupil, and she is very athletic, just like her father. The girl attends gymnastic classes.

Who are Jannero Pargo parents?

Jannero Brown (father)

Jannero Brown father Jannero Pargo

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Date of birth: 1953

Date of death: 1994

Jannero Jr.’s father (and namesake) passed away many years ago when the future NBA player was just 15 years old. Mr. Brown died unexpectedly from cancer. Of course, that was a hard period in Jannero’s life. But at the same time, his dad was very often away from home, so he wasn’t too close with his kids. It was Jannero’s mother, who cared about Pargo kids most of the time.

Charlie Mae Pargo (mother)

Charlie Mae Pargo mother Jannero Pargo

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Date of birth: February 6

Charlie Pargo raised her daughter and two sons as a single mother most of the time. Now she is a proud parent, because both her sons became NBA players.

She is very athletic herself (very often Mama Pargo uploads videos on Instagram, where she is dancing, alone or with her children). She encouraged Jannero to try various kinds of physical activity, and thus he got involved in sports.

Now Charlie serves as a role model to all her kids. They love and respect her.

Jannero Pargo siblings

Kizzy Pargo (older sister)

Date of birth: April 10, 1977

Jannero has an older sister, named Kizzy Pargo. She was an athlete, too. The woman was a triathlon athlete, but now she is not involved in sports. She lives in Illinois.

Jeremy Pargo (younger brother)

Jeremy Pargo father Jannero Pargo

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Date of birth: March 17, 1986

Jeremy is not just Jannero’s younger brother, but also his colleague. The Chicago-born Jeremy followed his brother’s footsteps and became an NBA player.

His brother Jannero became like a father to him. He taught the boy to play basketball, and soon Jeremy became a sports star at his school in Paul Robeson high school and then entered Gonzaga University to play for the college team there. Jeremy started his career in 2009. Currently, he plays for a Californian-based team “Golden State Warriors”.

Jeremy shares a close bond with his brother and is so proud of him.


Jannero O. Pargo is a former NBA player and current basketball coach. Currently, he prepares the players of the Oregon-based team “The Blazers” to the season. Previously, he played for the teams “The Chicago Bulls” in 2004-2006 and then in 2009-2010 playing season. Then, he performed on the field for “The Los Angeles Lakers”, “The Toronto Raptors” and “The Long Beach Jam”. In the first part of the 2008-2009 season, he was a player for “The Dynamo Moscow” team.

Jannero grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He is a son of Jannero Brown and Charlie Mae Pargo. He has a brother and a sister.

The future sports star attended Paul Robeson High School. After graduation from there, he entered the University of Arkansas. During his college years, he played basketball and his results were quite impressive. He decided to become a professional basketball player, but during the NBA draft in 2002, he wasn’t selected by any team.

Later he was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers. Thus, Jannero started his career, which reached its peak in the middle 2000s. Then he was playing as a point guard for the New Orleans Hornets. Jannero was invited to play for the team instead of Chris Paul, who was injured. During the season Pargo proved, that his level of professionalism was rather high. He had smooth jump, great speed, and strong handle. The athlete reached an astonishing 8.1 average of the point per game.

In the late 2000s, he went to Russia to play for the famous team “Dynamo”. They say the team owners spent $3, 5 million to get the American basketball star to their team. He spent one season in Moscow, Russia, and then returned to the USA.

During 15 years of his career, he performed for 7 NBA teams. In 2017 he tried his hand as a coach for the first time. His state of health forced him to quit playing basketball, and now he uses his talent to prepare other athletes for the game.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Jannero Pargo is officially single, and he doesn’t share any information about his private life. He was noticed with a beautiful unknown lady just once after his divorce. He visited a café in Los Angeles with a beautiful tall lady, when he was sported by TMZ reporter.
  2. He shares legal custody over his three kids with his ex-wife Malaysia. But the children live permanently in their mother’s house. Nevertheless, Jannero stays connected with his children.
  3. His net worth is $4,5 million.
  4. Now Jannero tries his hand in another area of activity – coaching. He replaced David Vanterpool on his post of the Blazers’ coach assistant. Jannero tells, he tries to hear the voice of each teammate, and that helps him to prepare the athletes better for the game.
  5. His height is 6 ft 0 in and his weight is 170 pounds.
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