- Tony Snell has been struggling to find a home in the NBA and he recently missed signing with a pro franchise to qualify for lifetime healthcare benefits.
- While Tony and his sons struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorder, fans criticize Ashley Snell for the lavish life she has been living.
Lately, there has been a lot of talk surrounding Tony Snell and his future after retiring from basketball. It has been a while since the veteran forward has played in the NBA. He last competed on the main stage during the 2021-22 season. Snell spent half a season with the Portland Trail Blazers and the remainder of it with the New Orleans Pelicans. Since then, Snell has been playing in the NBA G League for the Maine Celtics.
Snell is a former 20th overall pick from the 2013 NBA Draft and he’s never had the best career since joining the league. Outside of the NBA life has been tough. Tony and both his sons have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The NBA veteran only discovered his condition after finding out that his son, Karter when he was an infant. However, fans can’t seem to empathize with Snell based on the life his wife, Ashley seems to be living.
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One fan posted a video on Instagram calling out Ashley for the lavish life she seems to be living. Other fans also chimed in as one said, “She’s the reason he’s broke.” Another fan said, “Spitting fact… on a private jet with numerous 50k plus bags and crying about finances is nasty irresponsible work.”
Tony Snell has earned at least $52 million in nine seasons. However, he has been struggling to find a place in the NBA. Not many teams have shown interest in him and as a result, he will lose out on post-retirement benefits.
How much is Tony Snell’s wife worth today?
While fans have been bashing Tony Snell’s wife for spending their money recklessly, many aren’t aware that she also owns a clothing company called The Ashley Snell Collection. The company has reached various heights of success by itself. However, there is no information available on what her net worth could be. But it is safe to assume that she could be worth in the millions.
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Besides a successful run in the fashion industry, Ashley has also had a decent amount television appearances. She appeared alongside Mulan Hernandez, Nikki Nicole, and Meghan James on Basketball Wives Orlando. This is probably why Ashley can experience a lavish lifestyle.
Tony Snell is no longer eligible for the Player’s Association Retiree Benefits Program
According to the NBA’s recent Collective Bargaining Agreement, an NBA player would have to have been a part of the league for at least 10 years for his family to receive lifetime health benefits. On the other hand, a player would only have to play for three years before unlocking lifetime healthcare benefits for himself. Tony Snell has already received those perks.
Tony Snell says it meant a lot to see media and players pushing for him to get a spot in the NBA.
“It means people care. That’s all I can ask for.”
He didn’t get signed by the Feb 2 deadline he needed for insurance, but he’s not giving up:
“Imma keep going until I get it.” pic.twitter.com/A8DLPwS9lz
— Noa Dalzell 🏀 (@NoaDalzellNBA) February 10, 2024
Unfortunately, February 2nd was the deadline for teams to sign players and Snell did not receive an offer from any professional franchise in the NBA. Several players of past and present have urged the league to sign Snell, however, no team stepped forward even for good PR. However, there is a possibility that the league may make an exception for Snell since he has two children on the spectrum.