Maceo Baston: from court to kitchen

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After an impressive basketball career, this 6′ 9″ super star bounced his way from the court to a kitchen counter. He now makes delicious gourmet cupcakes with his wife for their business, Taste of Love Cupcakes, and it’s even proving to be a success. The cupcake duo even featured on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, where they won $10,000 for first place.

Karl Malone: Mailman to lumberjack

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The Hall of Famer and two time Olympic gold medalist swapped basketball fame for business fortune when he started lumber company Malone Timber. He was nicknamed ‘The Mailman’ because he always delivered on the court, but now it appears that he likes being very hands on at his company and loves long haul trucking because it gives him time to think.