John Thomas Salley (born May 16, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player and talk show host. He was the first player in NBA history to win championships with three franchises (a list that also includes Robert Horry, Danny Green, and LeBron James), as well as the first player in the NBA to win a championship in three different decades.After being drafted in the first round out of Georgia Tech in the 1986 NBA draft, the 6'11 (2.11 m) Salley played both power forward and center for the Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Panathinaikos and Los Angeles Lakers. He was a long-time host of the former Fox Sports Net show The Best Damn Sports Show Period. He is a vegan activist, chef, and wellness entrepreneur.
Salley married Natasha Duffy in 1993, and they have two children together. He also has a daughter from a previous relationship. John Salley is a member of Omega Psi Phi initiated through Nu Omega Chapter in Detroit.
Salley was born in Brooklyn, New York. Salley played high school ball at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. He is a 1988 graduate of Georgia Tech's College of Management. He helped the Yellow Jackets win the 1985 ACC Championship, they also advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. He left in 1986 as Tech’s all-time leader in blocked shots. He holds Georgia Tech's personal fouls record, and has had his jersey number 22 retired—a very rare honor in college basketball.
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New Day New Chef
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Jane the Virgin
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Documentary about the Detroit Pistons.
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Celebrity Ghost Stories
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Confessions of a Shopaholic
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Weekends at the D.L.
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Coast to Coast
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Rescue Me focuses on the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse. The series looks at the nature and relationships of firefighters, as well as the daily drama of the life-and-death situations as...
Come to Papa
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I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
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Bad Boys II
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Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs
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The Best Damn Sports Show Period
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One on One
A sportscaster becomes a full-time dad when his ex-wife takes a job out of the country and his daughter moves in with him.
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Son of the Beach
A parody of "Baywatch" featuring Malibu Adjacent's Notch Johnson, the world's greatest lifeguard.
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The Ultimate Christmas Present
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A Fare to Remember
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While attending a Hollywood premiere with a famous action star, a crazed fan pulls a gun, but her movie hunk turns into a Coward. Suddenly, she's thrown into a world of action and danger as owner of a...
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The Wonderful World of Disney
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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
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Malcolm & Eddie
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Detroit Pistons: 1988-1989 NBA Champions - Motor City Madness
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