Canadian born and Bahamian bred Rick Fox could be seen storming up and down NBA courts for thirteen seasons in both Boston and Los Angeles and was no slouch at all. The athletic forward and frequent resident of Nassau had a magic shooting touch that had him register a career shooting percentage of .450, an outstanding average. He played alongside some NBA greats with both the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers including Hall of Fame talents such as Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parrish as well as future Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal.
Unlike other NBA veterans, Fox wouldn’t slow down upon his retirement after the 2004 season, if possible Fox even upped his workload as he began to focus on a career in Hollywood. Rick Fox had actually dabbled a bit in acting during his playing career. Few can forget the powerful role he played on the HBO prison series Oz. He also had smaller roles in Hollywood films Blue Chips, He Got Game, and Resurrection. He even found a few voice acting gigs in television commercials and children’s animated programming. Since retiring he upped his game and not only continued acting but also expanded his skill set to include some broadcast work on NBA TV and even reality competition. That is right, the 6’7 baller put on his dancing shoes to compete in the 2010 seasons of Dancing with the Stars. Fox also landed roles in television series like Ugly Betty, Party Down, Melrose Place, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, The Dollhouse, The Big Bang Theory, and many many more.
Even though Fox hasn’t slowed down at all post basketball, he still gets a chance to frequent Nassau, Bahamas. He grew up there from a very early age and has commented that there is no easier flight than from JFK to Nassau.