After making millions of dollars in the NBA, retirement offers the league’s brightest stars the ability to start a second life. Some, like Shaq and Charles Barkley, can’t stay out of the spotlight and move into television. Others take their money and invest in average careers. Some just lose it all and have nowhere else to go.
See which former NBA superstars are now working as truck drivers, farmers, or even UPS drivers! Tim Duncan went from being a “monster” on the court to a monster somewhere entirely different.
Vin Baker – Starbucks Manager
Vin Baker had an incredible 13-year NBA career. Sadly, he lost his fortune in retirement, struggling to adjust to the major life change. Today, Baker works as a manager at Starbucks and is a minister at his father’s church.
Baker knows how working at a Starbucks might look to people on the outside, but has come to terms with that, saying, “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.”