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Encyclopedia > John Salley
John Salley
Position Power forward
Nickname Spider
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Nationality USA
Born May 16, 1964 (1964-05-16) (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York
College Georgia Tech
Draft 11th overall, 1986
Detroit Pistons
Pro career 1986–2000
Former teams Detroit Pistons (1986-1992)
Miami Heat (1992-1995)
Toronto Raptors (1995-1996)
Chicago Bulls (1996)
Panathinaikos BC (1996)
Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2000)

John Thomas "Spider" Salley (born May 16, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA, actor and talk show host. He is a 1988 graduate of Georgia Tech's College of Management and a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York_City. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... NY redirects here. ... The College of Management (COM) at the Georgia Institute of Technology was established in 1934,[3] and is consistently ranked in the top 50 management programs in the nation. ... The 1986 NBA Draft is perhaps most notable for the drug-related death of highly-touted Len Bias less than two days after being selected second overall by the defending champion Boston Celtics. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Main article: Panathinaikos Panathinaikos Basketball Club (Greek name: , transliterated into English: K.A.E. Panathinaikos) is the basketball team of the Athens-based Greek sport club Panathinaikos. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... NY redirects here. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France and Singapore. ... The College of Management (COM) at the Georgia Institute of Technology was established in 1934,[3] and is consistently ranked in the top 50 management programs in the nation. ... The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated (ΩΨΦ) Fraternity was founded on Friday, November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three undergraduate students and one faculty advisor. ...


At 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 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. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Main article: Panathinaikos Panathinaikos Basketball Club (Greek name: , transliterated into English: K.A.E. Panathinaikos) is the basketball team of the Athens-based Greek sport club Panathinaikos. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Robert Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Detroit Pistons

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Heat and Bulls

He was traded to the Miami Heat in 1992 and, a few years after that, was left unprotected by Miami in the 1995 expansion draft. Following a short stint with the inaugural Toronto Raptors team where he received little playing time, he negotiated a buyout of his contract in order to sign with the Chicago Bulls, where he helped Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and former Pistons teammates Dennis Rodman and James Edwards, lead the Bulls to a record-breaking 72-win season, after which Salley retired. However, in 1996, he came out of retirement to join Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos BC for only a few games. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An expansion draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to create one or more new expansion teams or franchises. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven... James Franklin Buddha Edwards (born November 22, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, USA) is a former professional basketball player. ... Main article: Panathinaikos Panathinaikos Basketball Club (Greek name: , transliterated into English: K.A.E. Panathinaikos) is the basketball team of the Athens-based Greek sport club Panathinaikos. ...


Lakers

In 1999, he joined a Lakers team led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. He provided a veteran post presence and locker room leadership to the Lakers en route to their first of three consecutive NBA championships from 2000–2002; he retired again following the first championship season after proudly proclaiming that he had won "four championship rings, with three different teams, in three different decades and two different millenniums." Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced shak-keel) (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Post basketball career

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. The Best Damn Sports Show Period is a sports talk show on Fox Sports Net. ... The Fox Sports Regional Networks, or simply Fox Sports Net, are cable TV networks that were originally owned by separate companies. ... KRBV (V-100) is a Radio One-owned radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California, USA, with a Urban Adult Contemporary format. ...


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 wrestler John Cena and actress Krista Allen. Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... Wrestling can be: Sport wrestling Professional wrestling Another term for grappling This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Krista J. Allen (born April 5, 1971[1]) is an American actress. ...


For a short time, Salley provided analysis for NBC's NBA Showtime. NBA Showtime was the pregame show aired before each NBA on NBC telecast. ...


In 2006, Salley was named the Commissioner of the American Basketball Association. // For an extensive coverage see 2006 in athletics (track and field) May 12 — Justin Gatlin equals the 100m world record. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ...


For a short time in the late 1990s, Salley had a late night TV talk show. It did not do well in the ratings. He is now the host of the new hit talk show that comes live from a club, Ballers. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ...


References

External links

  • NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
  • FOX Sports: The Scoop On John Salley

  Results from FactBites:
 
John Salley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (618 words)
John Thomas "Spider" Salley (born May 16, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA, actor and talk show host.
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.
Salley is part-owner of the Hollywood Fame, a 2006 expansion franchise of the American Basketball Association.
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