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How Vin Baker Went From NBA Player To Starbucks Apron And Still Recovered After Losing Millions

Modern media has given the world several vantage points into the struggle of substance abuse. Whether fictional or rooted in reality, the impacts of drug and alcohol misuse are no laughing matter. For many, the consequences of such a struggle meant the termination of relationships and jobs, the loss of money, and, unfortunately, the loss of life. However, not all stories that involve substance abuse end in defeat. Several people, with proper support and strategy, can recover and live healthy and prosperous lives. Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Vin Baker is an example of a person who triumphed over his struggles, overcoming considerable losses and relational distress.

Josh Rodgers

Dec 22, 2022

Giannis Antetokounmpo No Longer Has The Biggest NBA Contract In History — But Here's Who Does

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks may have fallen short of reaching the NBA Finals this year. However, the star power forward still found a way to come out on top by answering the Memphis rap legend Gangsta Boo’s iconic question, “Where Dem Dollas At?” Antetokounmpo once held the league’s largest contract for a player in league history. Known as the “Greek Freak,” he signed a $228 million supermax extension deal over five years.

Josh Rodgers

Jul 2, 2022

NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Becomes Part-Owner Of The MLB's Milwaukee Brewers

NBA champion and two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is adding yet another sport to his repertoire with a new investment in his city’s baseball team. The Milwaukee Bucks star is said to have purchased an ownership stake in the Milwaukee Brewers, according to the MLB team, making him the first new individual investor to be added to the Brewers ownership group since 2005, ESPN reports. “We are honored to have Giannis join our team of Milwaukee Brewers investors,” Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio said in a statement. “Giannis is a great athlete, a world champion, and a true local hero with international renown.” Giannis Antetokounmpo has joined the Crew! The two-time MVP is officially part of the Milwaukee Brewers ownership team. Thank you, Giannis, for your commitment to our team and Milwaukee! @Giannis_An34 | #ThisIsMyCrew — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 20, 2021 Just like other athletes in their off-season, Antetokounmpo is following in...

Njera Perkins

Aug 23, 2021

Big Sean & The Detroit Pistons Utilize 'TikTok Resumes' To Find Their Next Intern

Could you be the next intern for Big Sean a nd The Detroit Pistons? According to All Hip-Hop , the NBA team will become the first professional sports team to utilize the “TikTok Resumes” pilot program. Detroit native Big Sean will assist the Pistons in scouting the team’s new apprentice. The intern will be hired to support both the rapper and his hometown team’s marketing department. Big Sean shared his thoughts about the ideal candidate in a TikTok video. “I’m looking for a Creative Innovation intern to work with me and the Detroit Pistons because you know we got the #1 draft pick,” said Big Sean. “I’m looking for someone that’s passionate, someone that’s about that basketball culture, somebody who knows music and lifestyle marketing.” The social media platform launched “TikTok Resumes” this month with the goal of presenting new ways for talented job seekers to find career paths through employers that include Chipotle, Target, WWE, and of course, the Pistons. “‘TikTok Resumes’ is...

Shanique Yates

Jul 8, 2021

NBA's Milwaukee Bucks Announces Joint Initiative to Empower Black Entrepreneurs Nationwide

The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks has announced a partnership with The Lonely Entrepreneur (TLE) — a New York-based non-profit that empowers individuals with entrepreneurial skills and support — to offer Black entrepreneurs across the country free access to the knowledge, tools and support needed to help jumpstart or grow their businesses. We're honored and excited to partner with the Milwaukee Bucks Inc.​ on the Black Entrepreneur Initiative! This partnership allows us to make an impact on the lives of thousands of Black entrepreneurs. @NBA @NBAonTNT @Bucks @KingJames @Giannis_An34 — The Lonely Entrepreneur (@thelonelye) January 13, 2021 According to the NBA, The Lonely Entrepreneur, by way of the Bucks, will be able to provide an unlimited amount of free signups for one year to its entrepreneurial platform to assist Black business-owners nationwide. This new partnership joins TLE’s already established Black Entrepreneur Initiative (BEI) — which currently supports...

Njera Perkins

Jan 15, 2021

Former NBA Player, Ulysses 'Junior' Bridgeman Wins $14M Bid For Bankrupt Ebony Media

Former NBA player Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman is putting his money where his mouth is as he recently won a $14 million bid for Ebony Media Operations LLC. According to the Chicago Tribune, Bridgeman Sports and Media, the company owned by the retired Milwaukee Bucks forward, emerged as the winner for Ebony Media’s assets by a bankruptcy court in Houston on Friday (Dec. 18). The legacy Black media company was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy in July after defaulting on more than $10 million in loans per its creditors. In September, the bankruptcy was converted to a voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization. Bridgeman, 67, says that despite the recent financial troubles Ebony has been experiencing, he believes that he can return it to profitability with “the right ideas and the right execution.” For Bridgeman, he says that it’s most important that Ebony returns to a place of prominence in American culture. In 1945, the magazine was launched by Chicago-based Johnson Publishing as an...

Shanique Yates

Dec 28, 2020