His post-NBA life has included a failed comeback attempt, and multiple drug possession arrests.
As of 1998, Kemp had fathered at least 7 children. This number is alleged to be even higher, resulting in Kemp being an easy target for commentators’ jokes.
His oldest son, Shawn Kemp Jr., committed to play basketball for Auburn University on November 11, 2009. Shawn Jr, a graduate of Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia is a 6’9″ 220 pound center.
He was named as an alternate in the 2009 McDonald’s High School All-American Classic. Shawn Jr was heavily recruited by Florida, Alabama, Indiana, and Arkansas. Kemp Jr., did not qualify academically and did not play for Auburn during the 2010-11 season. In 2011, Kemp Jr. signed with the University of Washington.
Shawn Kemp appeared on the 2009 season premiere of Pros vs. Joes.
Kemp is the owner of a sports bar in Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, named Oskar’s Kitchen.