(BVM) – It hasn’t been hard to find what former high school and college basketball star Rashad McCants has been up to over the past year.
With guest appearances on Gilbert Arenas’ No Chill podcast, McCants has created plenty of headlines for his thoughts surrounding his time in the NBA, along with his past experiences with players and coaches.
The most recent of McCants’ clips that went viral came during the season finale of Arenas’ podcast, where the former North Carolina star had heated discussions with current Philadelphia 76ers guard Patrick Beverley about a 2012 workout for the Los Angeles Lakers as Beverley gets ready for his 12th NBA season.
The episode comes on the heels of another viral clip where McCants claimed that his former overseas Lebanese team “had a chance” against the current Denver Nuggets team. The hot takes have rolled on for McCants throughout the summer as he continues his run on the show.
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The former Minnesota Timberwolves first-round pick had a disappointing professional career after entering the league with high expectations. McCants was a former top recruit coming out of high school and was the No. 11 player in the same high school class as Carmelo Anthony, according to ESPN. McCants would eventually take his talents to the University of North Carolina where he joined an impressive Tar Heels squad made up of stars Sean May, Raymond Felton and David Noel.
After leading the team in scoring his freshman season, McCants and the Tar Heels would bow out of the NCAA Tournament following a third-round loss. A similar sophomore campaign came with a second-round loss in the tournament, eventually setting up the team’s historic 2005 campaign. Led by a trio of preseason Wooden Award candidates in McCants, May and Felton, North Carolina would go on to cruise to a national championship with a win over Illinois.
The 6-foot-4 guard would hear his name called during the 2005 NBA Draft after his selection by the Timberwolves with the 14th overall pick. McCants would go on to play just four seasons with the team, averaging just under 10 poinRashad McCants’ hot takes have flooded social media throughout his time on Gilbert Arenas’ No Chill podcast. Where has the former basketball star been?ts per game, before a move to the Sacramento Kings would conclude his time in the league.
Averaging 10 points, two rebounds, and 1.3 assists in his NBA career, McCants would move to the overseas game where he would spend time in countries like the Philippines, France and China. He would eventually end his playing career in the Big3.
The former basketball star has never shied away from the spotlight, even dating Khloe Kardashian in the past for a few months. While McCants’ stardom at the high school and college level speaks for itself, his time in the NBA will likely be a talking point for as long as he stays a guest on Arenas’ podcast.