Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/28/14
Baker was drafted 8th overall by the Bucks out of Hartford in 1993 and stuck with the team until 1997. The Bucks would be the first of six teams the four-time All-Star played with in his career During his 13-season NBA career, which spanned from 1993 to 2006, Vin Baker made four All-Star games, earned over $105 million, and lost it all due to a brutal struggle with alcohol that took his home and livelihood from him. Nowadays, the 6-11 forward who grew up in Connecticut lives in a dorm room at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he is studying to earn a divinity degree. Certainly a far cry from partying it up after games with the Bucks, SuperSonics, Celtics, Knicks, Rockets, and Clippers. As recalled wonderfully in a long and interesting piece, Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News goes through how Baker fell from being a NBA superstar to foreclosing on his Connecticut mansion and preaching at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Like many pla...
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