NBA Players’ Surprising Hobbies

Written by TrevStone

Achieving the dizzying heights of any professional sport takes a lot of hard work and determination, so blowing off some steam is only natural for anyone. But what do you do when your day job is what many people do to blow off steam from their jobs? 

Here is a look at some of the hobbies of players at the pinnacle of basketball.

From Spinning Defenders to Spinning Reels

Michael Jordon does not need any introduction and probably has the most interesting hobby out of any NBA star, retired or current. The Former Chicago Bulls megastar is well known for visiting many a popular site Amazon Slots online for real money games and occasionally placing wagers on sporting events, his favourite being big golf tournaments. 

Music soothes the soul

One of the attributes that all NBA players share is the fact that when it comes to being on the court, they are absolute beasts. So, when you need to soothe the beast within, what better way than to turn to music? That is the case for NBA star Pau Gasol who loves playing his bass violin. The Former Lakers star is so committed to his love of music that he is a registered member of the LA Opera.   

Bowling For the Whole Family

Chris Paul spends most of his free time bowling with his whole family. The Phoenix Suns’ “Point God” says it is a tremendous workout for both body and mind. CP3’s passion for the sport is so great that in 2012 he funded and now owns a professional LA-based bowling team by the name of L.A.X.

The Revenge of The Comic Book Nerds

If we are truly honest with ourselves, comic books have taken over pop culture. From the bright and vibrant artwork that is worthy of hanging in any gallery to the masterfully written stories filled with love, despair, and everything in between. It is no wonder that Cleveland Cavaliers star Robin Lopez spends a lot of his downtime reading and discussing his favourite comic books with friends and family, such as the legendary comic book artist Jim Lee. It has even been rumoured that Robin has his own comic book in the works.

 Mastering Shots on The Court and In The Lounge

Video games are one the best ways to unwind after a stressful day, and quite a few NBA stars agree. Josh Hart, Reggie Jackson and Lonzo Ball all love playing games such as Fortnite and PUBG. For the uninitiated, PUBG stands for Player Unknown Battle Ground. Both games are open arena battle royal-styled shooters where the last man standing wins the match. So you never know maybe one of them will be in the lobby next time you log on.


We all need to get that sweet stress release from time to time and playing in the NBA is no different. If these hobbies are good enough for the NBA’s best and brightest, why not give them a try yourself? 

Image from: Medium

About the author


Trevor 'TrevStone' Uren founded Pro Sports Extra in 2011 at the age of 13. He's hosted a podcast since 14 years old and continues to grow each month! He's currently 24 years old and has interviewed hundreds of professional athletes, business owners, and others who are shining online! Uren has built Pro Sports Extra to over 5M monthly visitors.