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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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- 165 days ago
John Salley -- Khloe Kardashian Keeps Guys from Cheating!!! (VIDEO)

John Salley
Khloe Keeps Guys from Cheating!!!

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- 211 days ago
John Salley -- Weed Can Save NBA Careers ... 'I'd Still Be Playing' (VIDEO)

John Salley
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- 272 days ago
NBA's John Salley -- Usher Botched Penis Pic ... Take My Advice ... (VIDEO)

John Salley
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- 392 days ago
John Salley -- Give Rodman a Chance ... He'd Be a Great NBA Coach! (VIDEO)

John Salley
Give Rodman a Chance He'd Be a Great NBA Coach!

Dennis Rodman has a big supporter ... John Salley -- who says he LIKES the idea of The Worm as an NBA coach and thinks Phil Jackson should give him a shot.  Rodman threw his hat in the ring… READ MORE >

- 473 days ago
John Salley -- There Are NO BEANPIES In the WNBA

John Salley
There Are NO BEANPIES In the WNBA

John Salley says Gilbert Arenas is CRAZY for claiming the WNBA is packed with ugly women -- 'cause he's NEVER seen an unattractive woman on the court!  "There's not an ugly woman in the… READ MORE >

- 528 days ago
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Ronny Turiaf
Moses Malone Reminds Me ... Life's Too Short for the Bulls**t

Ex-Laker Ronny Turiaf says the death of Moses Malone at only 60-years-old ... hit very close to home for him ... since he too has dealt with life-threatening heart issues. Turiaf was in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 622 days ago
John Salley -- Cecil's Death is Appalling, But How'd That Dentist Score $55k? (VIDEO)

John Salley
Cecil's Death is Appalling But How'd that Dentist Score $55k?

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- 669 days ago
John Salley -- James Harden Is A Genius to Bang Khloe Kardashian

John Salley
James Harden Is a Genius ... To Bang Khloe Kardashian

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- 674 days ago
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