WATCH: Ex-NBA Star Vin Baker Chats with T.D. Jakes
Vin Baker was an All-Star NBA player worth $100 million, but his bout with alcoholism caused him to lose it all.
Now, the ex-athlete, who is currently an employee at Starbucks, is sitting down with T.D. Jakes to share his story on the bishop’s new talk show.
During the 1990s, you could catch Baker on the basketball court sporting a Milwaukee Bucks or a Seattle SuperSonics jersey. Averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds a game, the power forward made it to four consecutive All-Star games.
Though tremendously successful, Baker’s addiction to the bottle damaged his career and finances. After being confronted by his coach during a stint with the Boston Celtics, he was released from the team and never re-entered the league.
Despite the downfalls, the husband and father of four has made the best of his situation, working his way up to a managerial position at Starbucks.
He’s not afraid to share his story either. Watch an exclusive clip of his interview with T.D. Jakes below. The full episode airs Tuesday. Find out where you can catch the mega pastor’s show here.