“There Were Highs and Dark Moments”- Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Shares How Basketball Has Changed Today

Published 05/01/2022, 7:11 AM EDT
Minnesota Timberwolves co-owner Alex Rodriguez is introduced in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez has had one of the greatest MLB careers in history. In his 23-year journey in the MLB, he has played for the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers, and then the New York Yankees. After baseball, A-Rod went on into the business world and expanded his expertise. He is also a co-owner of the NBA team, Minnesota Timberwolves.

For advice about American sports, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is one person who can be your perfect guide. Now you will say, what does A-Rod have to do with sports apart from baseball? The answer is his wide vision. A-Rod is not only a former MLB player but also a businessman, an investor, and a co-owner of the NBA team, the Minnesota Timberwolves. So he is well aware of what happens outside of the baseball field.

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A-Rod has always given useful insight to the young generation for business, money, family, fame, and legacy. After his retirement from MLB in 2016, A-Rod started working in reality shows, sports broadcasts, advertisements, and investments.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez has some advice for the new generation of sports players

The sports reporter, Shams Charania, recently interviewed entrepreneur Marc Lore, businessman, Glen Taylor, and Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez. Marc Lore and A-Rod are the co-owners of the Minnesota Timberwolves, whereas Glen Taylor is a former member of the Minnesota State Senate. Shams Charania talked about various topics mostly related to basketball 3 of them. Charania asked A-Rod about how there is a simple change in today’s sports.

“When you look at the scalp of my career, in a league where the average career is five and a half years, I played for about 23. I’m incredibly grateful for that. Overall there were some incredible highs and very dark moments. I get an opportunity to share my failures and lessons learned,” stated A-Rod during the interview.

He then moved on to give vital advice to the new generation of sports players.

A-Rod said, “Me and Marc (Lore) have been talking to the players about the importance of saving money, taking care of your family, and about life after basketball.”

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He then compared today’s sports world with his. “But these kids have so much harder today. I don’t think I could’ve played in this tournament. Twitter, social media, these kids have a lot to deal with. They don’t wanna be good basketball players. They wanna be good dressers, good investors, and vocal on social issues. We were just ballplayers,” said A-Rod.

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Indeed, today’s sports world differs from what it used to be. But people like Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez have the power to guide the players in need to succeed in life.

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Tanveer Deodhar

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Tanveer Deodhar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a degree in media and communication studies, young Tanveer is a sports enthusiast. With a varied interests, he is an ardent follower of MLB, NBA, NFL, and Formula 1.

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