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U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) (right) speaks about immigration reform with Rep. Peter King (R-NY) during a news conference at the US Capitol May 8, 2007. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

5 Local Sports Figures Who Went On To Have Completely Different Careers

Playing a sport professionally is obviously a demanding job — no one can handle it forever. And TV networks only need so many commentators. So what do all those retirees who don’t end up on ESPN or on the sidelines as a coach end up? Here’s a list of five local athletes who went on to have completely different careers later in life.

06/12/2014

Wes Unseld (L) and Elvin Hayes (R) from the 1977-78 NBA World Champion Washington Bullets walk onto the court in front of the crowd prior to the game at the Verizon Center on April 6, 2013. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Washington Bullets Improbable NBA Championship Won 35 Years Ago Today

They weren’t supposed to go very far in the playoffs, but 35 years ago tonight, the Washington Bullets won the only championship of the franchise’s 52 seasons, beating the Super Sonics in Game 7.

06/07/2013

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Elfin: A Name That’s In The Building, But Missing From The Rafters

During its 51 seasons, the local NBA franchise has employed hundreds of players, four of which have had their jerseys retired. Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, Gus Johnson and Earl Monroe but there’s one missing from the rafters.

03/27/2012

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Fan Poll: How Do You Like The New Wizards Uniforms?

The Washington Wizards unveiled new-look uniforms today – we want to know what you think.

106.7 The Fan–05/10/2011

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Bullets Back, Except For Name

The old look of the Bullets is back with the new look Wizards.

106.7 The Fan–05/10/2011

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Wizards To Unveil New Look

The Washington Wizards will trot out new uniforms at an event for season ticket holders on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

106.7 The Fan–05/09/2011

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