As you may have noticed, we recently made a massive update to the site, adding thousands of player pages back to the 1947-48 season. As we handled the update, we couldn’t help but notice the wide variety of new payers in the database, who in the years (often decades) since they hung up their basketball sneakers, have become famous for things besides basketball. Below is a sampling of some of those players. We’re sure there’s others we’re yet to notice, so please leave any discoveries that you make in the comments!
- America’s new favorite father, LaVar Ball
- A trio of Baseball Hall of Famers: Bob Gibson, Tony Gwynn and Dave Winfield
- Another baseball player who certainly belongs in the Hall of Fame: Ken(ny) Lofton
- A pair of Pro Football Hall of Famers: Michael Ditka and Jim Brown
- A former Secretary of Education: Arne Duncan
Source: Basketball Reference