Money is not an issue for Turner Broadcasting commentators Charles Barkley and Grant Hill after their stellar NBA careers — but it wasn't always that way. CNBC asked Barkley and Hill what their biggest financial mistakes were.
Barkley, who grew up in Leeds, Alabama, said he learned early on the opportunities that basketball would give him. "I realized that unless you can dribble a basketball, throw a football or hit a baseball, the chances of being successful are very limited."
Barkley went on to earn more than $40 million in his career but says his made a big financial mistake early on.