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Former NBAer Vin Baker now works at Starbucks

At one time, Vin Baker was an all-star and averaging a double-double in the NBA. Now, the No. 8 overall pick in the 1993 draft earns money in a decidedly different way. Baker made millions while playing in the NBA but, unfortunately, does not have much left of it. A battle with alcoholism during his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA Star Vin Baker Works At Starbucks After Battle With Alcoholism

If you are in need of a coffee and are in North Kingstown, R.I., there’s a four-time NBA All-Star who can help you with that. Vin Baker played 13 seasons in the NBA — two of which were with the Boston Celtics — and earned almost $100 million. But Baker struggled with alcoholism and finances toward the end of his career, resulting in the loss of most of his earnings. So where...
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA star Vin Baker now working at Starbucks?

As the ESPN documentary “Broke” taught us, professional athletes can lose all of their earnings in the blink of an eye. One person who knows that path well is former NBA big man Vin Baker, who saw his basketball career fizzle out due to alcoholism and surrounding himself with the wrong people. As a result, while working occasionally as an ordained minister and trying to find...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA All-Star Vin Baker now a Starbucks barista

Vin Baker played 13 years in the NBA. He wore six different jerseys and made four straight trips to All-Star Weekend (from 1995-1998). Baker could score and rebound with the best of them, but instead of getting better with age and experience, a bout with alcoholism drove his career off a cliff. Today, the ex-Celtic, Buck, SuperSonic, Clipper, Knick and Rocket is 43 years old and...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Unbeaten heavyweight Cassius Chaney training with Peter Manfredo, mentored by ex NBA player Vin Baker

When heavyweight prospect Cassius Chaney steps into the ring on July 25, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada to face Edward Ramirez, in addition to his trainer Peter Manfredo, he will have his long-time mentor former NBA star Vin Baker in his corner. Baker has been Chaney’s mentor for more than ten years and their bond continues to grow stronger as Chaney...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Vin Baker is putting his 2000 gold medal from the Sydney Olympics up for auction

Former NBA all-star Vin Baker has been off the scene for quite a while now. Baker was struggling with alcohol problems and was dealing with financial problems as well. Now Baker is auctioning off his 2000 gold medal from the Sydney Olympics.   Word is that the bidding...
Via No Guts, No Glory
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Throw Back Thursday: Travis Knight drops 21 vs Vin Baker

Come on, there’s no way you can resist watching this classic Celtics game.  What, you don’t recall the immortal Travis Knight dropping a career high 21 points against future Celtic Vin Baker?  Knight also pulled down 10 rebounds, the only game of his career where he accomplished a 20, 10 game. Ok if that’s not enough, you have a rare game with Chauncey Billups in a Celtics...
Via Red's Army
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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