Oh to be a professional athlete. The refrain of little kids and some grown men. Chances are fat, slim or none, whichever you prefer, but not much of a payoff. Baseball and basketball have few spots in the majors, so if you don't "make it big" you get to sell insurance or give motivational speeches. A lot of guys who played minor league baseball also have a college degree, and by golly, get picked for jobs needing people skills. Maybe because idiots who deal with them will be impressed with their status as 9th round pick for the Cleveland Indians. The NFL has more spots. If you make it as a pro, you too can marry a Playboy Playmate. At least that was Hank Baskett's dream.
Baskett was an undrafted rookie who played a few years for the Iggles as one of McNabb's bum targets and then was last seen muffing a surprise onside kick in a Super Bowl. He married one of Hef's "Girls Next Door". The skank one with fake guns who kind of looked like a sporty, prettier Chelsea Handler (I preferred Bridget, the 3rd wheel with real breasts). A quick exit out of the NFL by age 28, a reality show and 2 kids later, and he's Mr. Kendra. She is their revenue generating stream now. His net worth matches hers, yet his salaries never added to much. Probably means she was the sugar momma. A has been by 30, but he got to bang a Playmate back in her prime!
What's he doing now? Trannies! Seriously. No accident as Hank touched you know what. Even though this he-she has had a ton of work, there is still that uncanny valley where you know something is wrong. Something looks "off". Baskett kind of has Kendra in a vice though because if she was the breadwinner, and she is now in her own E-list capacity, he leaves with half and child support. Even though Baskett is an E-lister, the hollowness of sports fame was revealed in an unusual place decades ago. O.J. Simpson's trial had details of the famous sports star with a movie career and NBC sports commentator gig that showed the boring life. In his mid-'40s there was glamour and wealth but there in testimony from Kato Kaelin and others there were trips to McDonald's, arguments over picking up kids, dry cleaner trips and boring middle aged man stuff. This was a legend! I'd watch it Hank, the divorce could give her career a second wind in the US Magazine sphere.
Good thing so many of our young boys are deluding themselves with dreams of sports stardom. What a payoff!