NBA stars live life in the spotlight for a little while, but athletes only remain in their prime for so long. These players retire when they’re still young, which means that they can go on to have entire careers in fields other than sports and basketball.
Some players transition into more mundane jobs while others make a living in the entertainment industry. Some invest the money they’ve earned playing basketball while others like to live large. Read on to find out what some of your favorite retired NBA stars are doing with their lives now.
Vin Baker Works As Starbucks Manager
Vin Baker played in the NBA for a total of 13 years, and in that time, he was able to make a lot of money. Unfortunately, he lost a lot of his NBA money after struggling with alcoholism. Baker was able to recover, though. He now works as a manager at Starbucks and he’s also a minister at his father’s church.
Baker said, “I was an alcoholic, I lost a fortune. I had a great talent and lost it. For the people on the outside looking in, they’re like ‘Wow.’ For me, I’m 43 and I have four kids. I have to pick up the pieces.”