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John Salley

John Thomas Salley (born May 16, 1964) 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. 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. Salley was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the 1986 NBA Draft out of Georgia Tech. 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

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John Salley
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John Salley
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John Salley --SMOKE WEEEEED ... Legalize It In NBA!!!

John Salley
SMOKE WEEEEED ... Legalize It In NBA!!

If Kevin Durant wants to smoke weed for medical reasons, he should be able to BLAZE UP without fear of punishment from the NBA ... so says 4-time NBA champ John… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
NBA's John Salley -- Rips Tom Brady's Ball Deflator ... He's a Bitch!!!

NBA's John Salley
Rips Tom Brady's Ball Deflator ... He's a Bitch!!!

The guy who deflated Tom Brady's footballs ... and then complained about the QB over text messages ... is nothing but a whiny little bitch ... so says NBA… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
John Salley -- Rename The Clippers? ... They Could Be the 'L.A. Almost Lakers'

John Salley
Rename The Clippers? They Could Be the 'L.A. Almost-Lakers'

Sterling's out ... but should the L.A. Clippers ditch their name too and completely start over? John Salley has a couple of suggestions for Steve Ballmer ... including the "L..A… READ MORE >

- 426 days ago
John Salley -- BIG BOOTY PATROL ... in Beverly Hills

John Salley
BIG BOOTY PATROL ... in Beverly Hills

You know what makes John Salley happy?? A GREAT BADONK ... and last night in Bev Hills, the former NBA star was a very happy man. TMZ Sports was talkin' with Mr. Salley outside Mr. Chow when he… READ MORE >

- 579 days ago
NBA Legend John Salley -- I Won't Say I DON'T Have a Huge Penis

John Salley
I Won't Say I DON'T Have A Huge Penis

Porn legend Lisa Ann -- famous for her lead role in the XXX movie "Who's Nailin' Paylin?" -- wasn't lying when she said NBA legend John Salley might have THE biggest penis on the planet ... at… READ MORE >

- 656 days ago
John Salley -- Let's Make a Deal ... for Puerto Rico

John Salley
Let's Make a Deal ... for Puerto Rico

Four-time NBA champ John Salley knows a lot about trades -- so now that Puerto Rico might join the union ... is a state trade in order? Not that anyone asked, but we've got some options.Check out… READ MORE >

- 996 days ago
Speidi -- 'I'm a Celebrity ...' Is One Crappy Gig

Speidi -- 'I'm a Celebrity ...' Is One Crappy Gig

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- 2252 days ago
John Salley -- Peking Schmuck?

John Salley -- Peking Schmuck?

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- 2536 days ago

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