John Salley
American basketball player
John Salley
John Thomas Salley is a retired American professional basketball player, actor and talk show host. He was the first player in NBA history to play on three different championship-winning franchises. After being drafted in the first round out of Georgia Tech in 1986, the 6'11" (2.11 m) Salley played both power forward and center for the Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Panathinaikos BC and Los Angeles Lakers.
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Meatless Monday: Miami Sprouts Vegan for Second Annual Seed Food and Wine Festival
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Seed Food and Wine, Miami's five-day plant-based party, is back again for its second year. And this time, they're bringing vegan burgers. From November 18 through November 22, Seed, sponsored by Whole Foods, brings together the likes of mega-athletes including Brendan Brazier and Rich Roll and vegan culinary greats including Matthew Kenney and Chad Sarno for an over-the-top party of Miami proportions. Seed began as the brainchild of Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber. Seasoned event promoters who know how to throw epic parties like Miami's LGBT event Aqua Girl, the two didn't know much about vegan. Until recently. Their busy, party-promoting lives meant "go, go, go, bigger, harder, stronger, faster," says Burgos. "I paid the price for that." It landed her in pain, in a wheelchair and diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. "Doctors were pumping me through with prescription meds, but the medications weren't doing it." Going vegan -- not her first choice -- did. And it turns o ...
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Netflix lands rights to Disney movies
WTNH - about 4 years
Netflix's Internet video service has landed the U.S. rights to show Disney movies shortly after they leave theaters, a coup that could turn into a costly mistake if the deal doesn't bring in more customers.
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Former NBA star John Salley touts the vegan life
Chicago Times - over 4 years
The vegan lifestyle and the lifestyle of professional athletes aren't often associated with each other.
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Evan Winiker: Bull in a Tofu Shop
Huffington Post - over 4 years
If you're looking for the most interesting man in the world, avert your eyes from the gruff Dos Equis man, and center them on four time NBA champ-turned TV personality, John Salley.   I promise, the Spider will not disappoint   On an uncharacteristically cloudy Los Angeles afternoon, I sat down with Salley at one of his favorite restaurants, Flore, an organic vegan spot in LA's hipster mecca Silverlake. Over the course of the two hour lunch, I would come to learn that A) Rush Limbaugh is not a bad dude, B) If you mess with Michael Jordan, Charles Oakley will sucker punch you in the stomach, C) Francis Ford Coppolla has the best cigars, and D) Banana agave smoothies are incredible (The latter of which the Spider sipped throughout the course of our conversation).   Salley, an NBA lifer who was on more important teams than the league's logo, spent the beginning of his post basketball career gathering emmy nominations with his critically acclaimed show "The Best Damn Sports ...
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5 Questions: Former NBA star John Salley touts the vegan life
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The vegan lifestyle and the lifestyle of professional athletes aren't often associated with each other. But John Salley, a former NBA star who's played with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, swears by the strictly animal- and animal-product-free diet he's taken up since retiring from the game.
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Pick five: Gail Collins on Texas, Frank Deford and more author events this week
LATimes - over 4 years
George W. Bush may not be commander in chief anymore, but his home state of Texas still figures large in the political landscape -- something New York Times columnist Gail Collins takes on in her latest book, "As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda." She visits L.A. this week to discuss the arguments in her book with essayist and commentator Anne Taylor Fleming. Here's the thing: Tuesday night poses some tough choices for book lovers who are equally fascinated by politics and sports. On the same night, Frank Deford will be in Santa Monica talking about his memoir of the sporting life, "Over Time." Flip a coin, or try to sprint between events -- after all, they are an hour apart -- and good luck. (And if you're a science fiction fan as well, then you're really going to have rough going: Add John Scalzi to your dilemma. See below.) As always, check with venues for additional information about changes or cancellations.  Tuesday, 7 p.m.:  Aloud Series at ...
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*Exclusive* John Salley Talks Basketball Wives Miami, Reunions, And… Breastisis’ Hanging Out On The Red Carpet? [Video]
Bossip - about 5 years
This was at the Think Like A Man Red Carpet. And, we bout to get people in trouble… because it looks like Jonesy &amp; <a class="fplink fp-529137" href="/john+salley+1">John Salley</a> were “flirtin” (In Chris Rock Voice) More On Bossip! Breezy And His Boo Thang Hit The Beach… Do You Believe She’s Not Threatened By His RihRih Reunion? Happy Birthday, MJ! A Gallery Of Iconic Michael Jordan Images Through The Years From Baller To Hole-y Jeans Lover You’re Fired!: Check Out The Wild Card Stars On This Season’s “Celebrity Apprentice” We Saw The Signs: Couples We Knew Were Doomed To Fail Before Even They Did
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Torrie Wilson​ & ‘Zeus’ Sign On New Reality Series
iflight - over 5 years
– Former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson and Tiny “Zeus” Lister have signed on for the first-ever reality series offering from the Reelz cable network, “The Z Team”. The show will feature Lorenzo Lamas and Rudy Reyes as a, “group, led by Lamas, contracted by law enforcement agencies and concerned citizens all across the country to confront real life and death situations on the streets of America. The Z Team, relying on years of experience fighting bad guys on the big screen, in the ring and in real life take on drug dealers, the mob and dirty politicians—no case is too much for them.” Here is the official press release on the show… Fighting Lessons From the Movies Put to the Test as Hollywood Meets Reality on REELZCHANNEL “The Z Team” To Be Produced by ZOO Productions as the Network’s First Reality Series REELZCHANNEL today announced that the network is turbo charging its commitment to TV About Movies® by bringing the focus to its first original reality TV series in a development deal wit ...
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Autoblog gets a peek inside Adam Carolla's private garage - Autoblog (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The noted television host, radio personality, actor, comedian, and famed podcaster is currently hosting The Car Show on SPEED TV with John Salley, Dan Neil and Matt Farah (it airs Wednesday evenings). On a more private level, Mr. Carolla is an avid
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Basketball Wives: LA: What Are Your First Impressions of the Cast? - TVOvermind
Google News - over 5 years
John Salley&#39;s seat isn&#39;t even cool yet and here we are with another band of basketball wives, ex-wives, girlfriends, and other assorted role players ready to make your ears ring and your eyes roll with their antics. When the spin-off to Basketball
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NBA Legend John Salley Sides with Players During Lockout - Tucson Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
The Victor and Matt Show on spoke with four-time NBA champion John Salley and he had a strong opinion about the owners claiming they are losing money, “They should have better businessmen running them
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John Salley talks NBA lockout, bad owners, overseas basketball, David Stern ... - Tucson Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
24, 2011, under John Salley, Sports Today on the “110 Sports Podcast with Victor and Matt” they discuss bad tipping athletes and talk with NBA legend and TV show host John Salley. He discusses the NBA lockout, why all teams should be profitable,
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Basketball Wives Season 3 Reunion, Part 2: WTF Is Meeka Claxton Saying - Miami New Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Last week, we once again met host John Salley and everyone discussed the Eric Williams drink throwing in full. We also learned that Meeka Claxton thinks Tami Roman&#39;s new name should be &quot;THR: Tami Hoodrat Roman.&quot; Here&#39;s what you missed from the
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Lockout videos: Cook a vegan pizza with John Salley - Yahoo! Sports (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Former NBA journeyman and current media personality John Salley is one of them. For several years, he has been a vegan. And, in keeping with that lifestyle, he wants to promote it as an option for other people around the world
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 5 years
10 P.M. (Sundance) MY WINNIPEG (2008) In his rumination on what A. O. Scott, writing in The New York Times, called ''the deep and accidental relationship between a specific place and an individual life,'' Guy Maddin pays tribute to his Canadian hometown and its quirks. Among his assertions: that Winnipeg has two taxi companies, one working the
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Season Finale of VH1's 'Basketball Wives' Propels Network to Highest Ratings Since - TVbytheNumbers
Google News - over 5 years
Follow up with the wives after the Season Three drama has unfolded to see where they stand now for the two-part “Basketball Wives Reunion Special” airing Monday, August 15th and Monday, August 22nd at 8PM* and hosted by NBA star John Salley
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Salley
  • 2015
    In December 2015, Salley encouraged US First Lady Michelle Obama to go vegan "for the planet" - setting a lifestyle example of reducing environmental impacts from greenhouse gas release.
    More Details Hide Details "Vegan eating is not just a slam dunk for human health; it’s also the most effective way to combat climate change."
  • 2012
    In June 2012 Salley became the official spokesperson for a natural supplements line called VirMax that is developed by Natural Product Solutions, LLC.
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  • 2010
    Salley teamed up with Farm Sanctuary in 2010 to host their New York City Walk for Farm Animals on Sunday, October 24, 2010.
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    On May 4, 2010, it was announced that Salley had joined the Simply Raw team.
    More Details Hide Details The group of individuals who produced the documentary Raw for 30 had approached Salley with their video about reversing diabetes, and "it instantly got his attention" since his father had the disease.
  • 2009
    He also appeared in the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic in 2009 as a member of the shopaholic help group (interestingly playing a retired NBA player), and had a bit role as a pimp in the blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite.
    More Details Hide Details He was one of the hosts of The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Network. Salley hosted The John Salley Block Party, a radio morning show on Los Angeles station 100.3 The Beat from May 2005 - 2006 Known for making racially disparaging comments while hosting The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Network. For a short time, Salley provided analysis for NBC's NBA Showtime. Salley appeared in the Disney Channel original movie, The Ultimate Christmas Present as a tall elf. Salley hosted a podcast on Adam Carolla's ACE Broadcasting Network with sportswriter Kevin Hench entitled Spider and the Henchman. The show was canceled on March 18, 2011. Salley has also hosted VH1's Basketball Wives (2010-2012) & Basketball Wives LA (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) Reunion Specials. In 2012, he appeared as a celebrity judge on RuPaul's Drag Race (season 4, episode 2).
    Salley joined the cast of the reality competition show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!, which premiered on June 1, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He came in third place with Lou Diamond Phillips winner and Torrie Wilson runner-up. On the show he became friends with Patti Blagojevich who is the wife of Rod Blagojevich.
  • 2007
    In 2007, Salley appeared in the ABC reality television series Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, featuring a dozen celebrities in a stock car racing competition.
    More Details Hide Details In the first round of competition, Salley matched up against professional wrestler John Cena and tennis star Serena Williams. Salley also became the host of the BET show Ballers.
  • 2006
    In 2006, Salley was named the Commissioner of the American Basketball Association.
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  • 2005
    In 2005 he appeared in the television series Noah's Arc as Victor.
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  • 2004
    In 2004 he was part of the panel of celebrity judges in the TBS Superstation show He's a Lady.
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  • 2003
    In 2003, Salley appeared in the Showtime TV film Coast to Coast alongside actress Selma Blair.
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  • 2001
    In 2001 he made an appearance in the Luther Vandross music video, "Take You Out".
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  • 2000
    In 2000 he retired again following the first Lakers championship season after proudly proclaiming that he had won "four championship rings, with three different teams, in three different decades and two different millenniums".
    More Details Hide Details John Salley had a role in Bad Boys and Bad Boys II, as a thick-glassed computer hacking nerd who gets out of jail because he helps cracking files for the Miami Police Department. In 1996, Salley appeared as a veteran basketball player alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the film Eddie, about a fan who takes over as coach of the New York Knicks. In the fall of 1998, Salley hosted the game show I Can't Believe You Said That, which aired on the Fox Family Channel. During that time, he also guest-starred as a panelist on Hollywood Squares.
    He saw little action for the Lakers en route to their first of three consecutive NBA championships from 2000 - 2002.
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  • 1999
    In 1999, Salley joined a Lakers team led by Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.
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  • 1996
    In 1996, Salley came out of retirement, and went to play in Greece, where he joined the Greek Basket League team Panathinaikos, for 7 games, and earning about €300,000 euros net income.
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  • 1995
    Free of his Raptors contract, Salley signed with the Chicago Bulls, where he played with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoč, and former Pistons teammates Dennis Rodman and James Edwards. The Bulls of 1995-96 achieved a record-breaking 72-win season, ending with victory in the NBA championship.
    More Details Hide Details After the championship, Salley retired.
  • 1993
    Salley married Natasha Duff in 1993, and they have 2 children together.
    More Details Hide Details John also has a daughter from a previous relationship. John Salley is a member of Omega Psi Phiiniatated through Nu Omega Chapter in Detroit Michigan.
  • 1992
    Salley was traded to the Miami Heat in 1992 and, a few years after that, was left unprotected by Miami in the 1995 expansion draft.
    More Details Hide Details Following a short stint with the inaugural Toronto Raptors team where he received little playing time, he negotiated a buyout of his contract.
  • 1990
    Salley and the Pistons repeated in 1990 defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in 5 games.
    More Details Hide Details The Pistons' run came to an end when the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls swept them in 4 games in the 1991 Eastern Conference finals.
  • 1989
    In 1989 and 1990, he played on two Pistons NBA championship teams.
    More Details Hide Details He is among the Pistons' all-time leaders in blocked shots. Under the coaching of Chuck Daly, Salley was part of the Pistons era that featured three consecutive NBA finals appearances. The team's defense oriented style of play earned them the nickname of the NBA's "Bad Boys", with Salley playing alongside Dennis Rodman, Bill Laimbeer, James Edwards, Joe Dumars, Isiah Thomas, Rick Mahorn and Dantley. After losing the 1988 NBA Finals in 7 games to the Lakers, the Pistons turned it around to sweep the Lakers in 4 games in 1989.
  • 1986
    Salley was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the 1986 NBA draft out of Georgia Tech.
    More Details Hide Details After joining the Pistons, he became close friends with Adrian Dantley, who taught him proper nutrition, how to exercise, and how to conduct himself off the court. Salley, for his part, called Dantley "The Teacher". Salley would become good friends with comedian Eddie Murphy and made several appearances at comedy clubs in the off-season.
    After being drafted in the first round out of Georgia Tech in 1986, the 6'11 (2.11 m) Salley played both power forward and center for the Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Panathinaikos and Los Angeles Lakers.
    More Details Hide Details He was a long-time host of the former Fox Sports Net show The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Salley was born in Brooklyn, New York. Salley played high school ball at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. He is a 1988 graduate of Georgia Tech's College of Management. He holds Georgia Tech's blocked shot record, and has had his jersey number 22 retired - a very rare honor in college basketball.
  • 1964
    Born on May 16, 1964.
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