Max Christie

Max Christie

Max Christie is an American NBA player. Discover everything about him, including his size, family, jersey, shoes, and salary.
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Max Christie biography

Max Christie is an American basketball player playing point guard in the NBA. He was born on February 10, 2003 in Arlington Heights, Illinois (USA). His height is 1m96. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.


Max Christie is the son of Katrina (née Hannaford) and Max Sr. His mother played college basketball at Northwestern, scoring over 1,000 points. She is a practicing psychologist. His father was an NCAA basketball player at Parkland College and Wisconsin-Superior before becoming an airplane pilot. Her younger brother, Cam, is also a college athlete at Minnesota.

Successive teams

Here’s the evolution of Max Christie, from his beginnings to the present day.

High school

Max Christie excelled at Rolling Meadows High School, Illinois, forming a team with his younger brother, Cameron. As a freshman, he impressed with a 20-point average. His performance improved each season, culminating with 51 points against Elk Grove High School. As a senior, he led his team to a perfect 15-0 record, earning multiple honors, including Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year and Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year. Christie, a five-star recruit and one of the best backs in the 2021 class, committed to Michigan State, choosing among other prestigious offers.


At Michigan State, Christie scored a season-high 21 points against Nebraska. He finished his freshman year averaging 9.3 points, earning a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. He declared for the 2022 NBA draft while retaining his college eligibility, eventually signing an agent.


Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, Christie signed his rookie contract and joined the team’s Summer League. He was assigned to South Bay Lakers of the G League before being recalled. With the Lakers, he won the NBA’s in-season tournament.

National team career

Christie represented the U.S. at the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship in Brazil, helping to win the gold medal.

Playing style

Max Christie stands out for his versatile game. He excels as a shooter, with good shot selection. His wingspan and size give him an advantage on defense. Christie is able to defend against taller opponents. He uses his game intelligence to anticipate opponents’ actions. In attack, he knows how to find and create space for his shots. Christie has also demonstrated an ability to drive to the basket. His play without the ball is astute, enabling him to position himself effectively. He continues to work on his physical strength to improve his impact in matches. His work ethic is appreciated, making him a player in constant evolution.

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Max Christie in NBA 2K

Max Christie has seen his rating in NBA 2K rise since its introduction. He went from a score of 70 in NBA 2K23, to 73 in NBA 2K24. With an exceptional stamina rating of 98, Christie won’t burn out quickly. And that’s even after substantial, continuous playing time. What’s more, with a respectable score of 78 in three-point shooting, he poses a serious threat behind the three-point line when left free.

Max Christie NBA jersey (Los Angeles Lakers)

Max Christie’s official NBA jersey is in stock on the NBA Store. It is available in three different colors.

Max Christie’s salary

In 2024, Max Christie earns $1,719,864 with the Los Angeles Lakers.