John Salley Speaker Profile
Retired Forward for the Detroit Pistons & Miami Heat
John Salley Biography
John Salley was born May 16, 1964 and is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA, actor and talk show host.
At 6'11-, Salley played both power forward and center for the Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Panathinaikos BC and Los Angeles Lakers. He gained the nickname "Spider" for his in-your-face style of guarding his opponent. Salley is also the first player in NBA history to play on three different championship-winning franchises; Robert Horry joined him in this exclusive club in 2005.
Currently, he is 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.
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. In the first round of competition, Salley matched up against professional wrestler John Cena and tennis star Serena Williams.
In 2006, Salley was named the Commissioner of the American Basketball Association.
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Posted on 23 March 2014 | 3:56 pm
Four-time NBA Champion John Salley was the Keynote Speaker at 3rd Annual Y-Achiever’s Scholarship Banquet, hosted by the Urban Mission YMCA on Tuesday evening, September 18 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event served to support college bound students, and as the native New Yorker accepted a basketball scholarship to Georgia Tech to play for legendary head coach Bobby Cremins, going...[Read More]
NBA Champion John Salley to Head INSCOR Inc.'s Sports Division Providing Insurance Solutions for Professional Athletes
Posted on 18 October 2013 | 4:48 pm
INSCOR, Inc. has announced that Four-time NBA Champion, Actor, and Humanitarian, John Salley, has been named President of the company's newly formed sports division. As the President of the sports division, Salley's role will be to present the company's Financed Insurance Trust (FIT) plans to professional athletes and high net worth individuals, and to promote INSCOR and its products....[Read More]
Posted on 27 June 2013 | 6:47 pm
Former Detroit Pistons' star, John Salley delivered a message at Fox Valley Technical College on Thursday night as part of FVTC’s 2012-13 Speaker Series. Salley told the audience that they've got to get out and experience life and not to allow people to tell you that you can’t do something. He remarked, "Happiness is a choice. This is the only life you have. I’m from the...[Read More]
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