The NBA has been in existence since 1946 and as the league's popularity grew, its players became bigger and bigger celebrities. One of the things that come with that territory is more media exposure, which often leads to endorsement deals and appearing in commercials. Naturally, this leads to some ballers catching the acting bug; appearing in episodic television and even film.
Several pro basketball players either began acting during their playing careers or made the transition into acting full time after they retired. Here's a list of the 10 best actors that were NBA players. Please keep in mind that doesn't necessarily mean that some of the players selected were good actors, merely good actors...for basketball players. Let's go…
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