It’s often difficult to imagine your favorites doing something with their lives after they’ve been in the sports world. However, many NBA stars chose to go down a very different path when they ended their pro basketball careers. People like Shaq and Charles Barkley chose TV careers to stay in the spotlight. Others invested their earnings in other fields. Sometimes, they become drivers and farmers.
You might be surprised to find out what your favorite ballers have been up to once they left the court. Still, it’s fun to see a glimpse of their lives outside of the basketball court!
Mark Blount – Real Estate Mogul and Auntie Anne’s Franchisee
Back in 1997, Mark Blount began in the NBA, making his debut four years later with the Boston Celtics. After an unremarkable career, he retired in 2009. He then invested money into Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, selling those stores to move into real estate. That was a good idea!
Dan Dickau – ESPN Broadcaster and Barbershop Owner
Most people think that Dan Dickau is the best player from Gonzaga University, though his skills didn’t show that well. His NBA career only lasted six years, so he ended up opening a barbershop and is an on-air personality for ESPN and the Pack-12 Network.