NBA All-Star John Salley and Cannabis
John Salley is a retired NBA player and talk show host most known for being the first player to win four championships with three different teams. Before Salley became this all-star player, he started playing at a young age, which earned him a basketball scholarship to Georgia Tech, where he holds the record for personal fouls and has had his jersey number retired. After graduating in 1986, Salley was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, where he played for two NBA championships. Salley is among the all-time leaders in blocked shots for the Pistons. By 1992, Salley was traded to the Miami Heat, but he left after a few years to the Toronto Raptors and eventually the Chicago Bulls. Salley played with Michael Jordan in 1996 to take home the NBA championship, but after their victory Salley retired. He soon came out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, with the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. In 2000, Salley retired again after winning four championship rings, with three different teams, in three different decades and two different millenniums.
Now, John Salley is remaining busy by exploring several opportunities in entertainment and cannabis. Salley first started consuming cannabis for medical purposes after undergoing foot surgery, “My doctor told me he could prescribe me Vicodin or medical cannabis. I was on TV at the time and I needed something that was effective but also allowed me to do my job. Cannabis was perfect.” Now, Salley continues to remain positive for the growing industry, “There’s an old saying that says, ‘Where your focus goes, your energy goes.’ Let’s stay focused on cannabis being legalized and recreational throughout the whole country, and the energy will follow.”