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10 Athletes’ Second Careers

On June 1, 2011, the Boston Celtics’ Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement from professional basketball. Both time and an Achilles injury had caught up with him, and now he would leave the court and fade into the sunset.

Fortunately, he already has a record of off-court accomplishments under his belt, such as a movie career, a music career and even time served as a law enforcement official. For O’Neal, the question now is not what he will do for a second career, but which one he will pursue next.

Click ahead to see the second careers that athletes have pursued after they left the playing field once and for all.

By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 08 June 2011

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