Natasha Howard Biography – Professional Basketball Player

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Natasha Howard's Bio

Natasha Howard is the power forward for the New York Liberty. Image Source: Natasha Howard's Instagram.

Natasha Howard is a professional basketball player currently playing for the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is the power forward, and in her playing career, she has won many titles.

Natasha’s professional career has kept her in the limelight. Hence, many are curious to know about her personal life. So, let’s take a look at Natasha Howard’s biography, which includes information about her love life, family, net worth, and many more.

Has Three Siblings

The WNBA star was born in Toledo, Ohio, the USA, on September 2, 1991. She is one of the three children of her parents. Sadly, the names of Natasha Howard’s siblings have not been revealed yet.


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Natasha Howard’s mom is Latasha Howard, but her father’s name is a mystery. However, we do know that he played basketball at the University Of Toledo. Furthermore, according to Seattle Times, Natasha’s stepmom is DeShana Daniels.

Howard attended Morrison R. Waite High School. After graduating high school, she went to Florida State University and got her degree in social science.

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Natasha Howard Net Worth And Career

The Ohio native is a well-known name in the WNBA world. Talking about her fortune, Natasha Howard’s net worth is estimated to be a considerable sum. Her riches mainly comprise her earnings from salary, endorsement, and other ventures.

Like other basketball players, Howard began her playing career at high school. There, she was rated the No. 2 player overall. During her senior year, she led her high school team to a state runner-up finish.

Howard continued her playing career at Florida State University. Like her high school playing days, she achieved significant success during her collegiate career. As a senior, the basketball player was named a WBCA honorable mention All-American, a Senior CLASS Second Team All-American, and AP All-American.

Natasha finished her collegiate career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder and was even considered the highest-ranked recruit in FSU history.

The Indiana Fever selected the star athlete 5th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft. She played with the team until 2016 and was traded to the Minnesota Lynx on February 2, 2016. Two years later, in February 2018, Lynx traded her to the Seattle Storm.

In 2021, Howard was traded to the New York Liberty. She signed a four-year deal with the team worth $898,700. The contract also includes the average salary of $224,675  guaranteed. The table below shows the estimated salary of the basketball star with the New York Liberty till 2025.

Year Salary
2021-22 $215,000
2022-23 $221,450
2023-24 $227,900
2024-25 $234,350

Table Source: Spotrac

Natasha’s salary in the coming years will surely increase her fortune.

As a WNBA star, Howard has undoubtedly gained immense fame. Her popularity has helped her receive numerous partnerships and endorsement deals with different brands.

These brands must be paying the player a considerable sum. As a result of all the above-mentioned earning sources, Natasha Howard’s net worth must be in the millions.

Another WNBA star with a massive fortune is Arike Ogunbowale, who plays for the Dallas Wings.

Was Accused Of Domestic Abuse By Her Ex-Wife

Although the basketball player’s playing career is running smooth, her love life faced some hurdles.

Natasha shared a marital life with Jacqueline Howard. The couple was married on March 10, 2017. Moreover, the pair met in 2016.

However, the things that started out great took a turn for the ugly in 2019 when Natasha’s spouse made accusations of domestic violence against her. In July 2019, the player filed for divorce in King County Superior Court.

Natasha Howard's Ex-Wife Jacqueline Howard
In 2019, Jacqueline Howard accused Natasha of domestic violence. Image Source: Jacqueline Howard’s Twitter.

Natasha’s then-partner, Jacqueline, tweeted a video where she yelled at Natasha and discussed being threatened by her. Furthermore, she tweeted a series of tweets in which she accused the forward of breaking multiple doors. She even posted screenshots of text messages describing instances of alleged domestic abuse from Natasha.

However, the WNBA star denied the allegations by filing court documents. Furthermore, she accused her estranged wife of transferring nearly $600K out of a joint bank account and stabbing her in 2016. The court granted her a restraining order against Jacqueline that prevents the latter from accessing the funds.

However, Natasha Howard’s ex-wife has denied the allegations.

As mentioned earlier, the New York Liberty forward had filed for a divorce in 2019, weeks after the domestic abuse allegations. But it is unknown if they have already completed the proceedings.

It must have been a difficult time for the power forward and her ex-spouse. But let’s hope the former duo has already sorted everything out.

Nevertheless, Natasha must be doing great in her professional and personal life. Her parents and siblings must be proud of who she has become. Furthermore, as she is still active in her career, there’s no doubt that her riches will increase immensely over the years.

We wish the New York Liberty star a successful career in the WNBA.