Ray Allen is a retired American professional basketball player He played 18 seasons in the NBA and is best remembered for his time with the Boston Celtics with whom he won an NBA Championship in 2008. After his playing days were over, Allen became an entrepreneur and investor. He is also a major philanthropist, supporting causes such as education, health care and poverty relief.
Rip Hamilton is a retired American professional basketball player who played for the Chicago Bulls Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards He was a three-time All-Star and won an NBA Championship with the Pistons in 2004. After retiring from the NBA, Hamilton became a basketball analyst for ESPN.
Juwan Howard played the role ofXMas in The Basketball Diaries After the movie, he had a successful NBA career, playing for the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Houston Rockets Orlando Magic Denver Nuggets Charlotte Bobcats and Portland Trail Blazers He is now an Assistant Coach for the Miami Heat
Jason Williams was born on November 10, 1975, in Jackson, Mississippi. He played basketball for the University of Florida and was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 1998 NBA draft He played for the Kings until 2005 when he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies In 2008, he was traded to the Miami Heat where he won an NBA Championship in 2006. After his playing career, Jason Williams became a basketball analyst for ESPN.
Chris Webber, who played the lead character in “Basketball Diaries ” is now a successful businessman and philanthropist. He runs a multimillion-dollar real estate firm and is involved in various charities.
Reggie Miller is an American former Professional Basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Miller was known for his precision Three-point shooting especially in pressure situations and late game situations, earning him the nickname “Miller Time”. He ranks second on the NBA’s all-time list for three-pointers made and held the record for most consecutive seasons with at least 200 three-pointers made for 11 seasons. Miller is considered one of the best shooters of all time.
Karl Malone was one of the most successful players in the NBA, playing for the Utah Jazz and becoming a 14-time All-Star. After his playing career ended, Malone ventured into acting, appearing in several films and TV shows.
Some of his most notable roles include a guest appearance on “Martin,” a starring role in “Theenegger” and a supporting role in “The Single Guy.” Malone has also appeared in the films ” Doomsday Preppers” and “Be Cool.”
Gary Payton is a former American professional basketball player who played point guard in the National Basketball Association He is best known for his time with the Seattle SuperSonics and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
Kobe Bean Bryant was born on August 23, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kobe’s parents named him after the popular Japanese steakhouse chain, Kobes. Kobe’s father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, was a 6’6″ former professional basketball player who had a short stint with the Philadelphia 76ers. His mother, Pamela Cox Bryant, is of Italian descent. Kobe has an older sister, Sharia, and two younger sisters, Shaya and Shaina. The Bryants spent much of Kobe’s childhood living in Italy, where Joe Bryant played professional basketball In 1991, the family moved back to the United States and settled in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.
Kobe started playing basketball at the age of 3 years old. He was always taller and bigger than his classmates and teammates; when he started playing organized basketball in elementary school his parents had to sign a waiver because he was too young to play in the league. Kobe began playing for an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team called the Lower Merion Aces when he was just 8 years old. He quickly proved to be a gifted player and by the time he was in High School he was one of the best players in the country.
In 1996, Kobe Bryant became the first freshman ever to be named to the USA Today All-American First Team. He helped lead his high school team to a state championship that year and averaged 30 points per game After graduating from high school Kobe decided to bypass college and declare himself eligible for the NBA Draft He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick but was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers