Hmmm, this sounds familiar, eh?
It has been five years since the Vin Baker saga ended in Boston. Now the 37-year-old is trying to restart his basketball career in South America.
According to several reports, Baker has signed with the Marinos de Anzoátegui of the LPB (Liga Profesional de Baloncesto) in Venezuela. However it is unclear how much the 6-11 forward will play. The Marinos are already competing in their postseason and Baker is not listed on the roster on their official website.
China?! What would could poor Vin to cross the globe just to continue a failed baskeball career? Vanity? A love of the game?
This isn’t the first time Baker has attempted a comeback. His NBA career ended six games into the 2006-2007 season when he was released by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was arrested seven months later for drunk driving in June of 2007. Baker tried to resurrect his career in late 2008 with Liaoning Hunters in China. He was cut after just two days for poor conditioning.
Oh, yeah. That.
Marca.com reported Baker has “serious economic problems.” His former home in Durham, Connecticut was foreclosed last year.
(Read the whole article at Green Street. Thanks to Jessica for the tip!)