Wayne Gretzky attended elementary school in Brantford, Ontario and took high school courses in Sault Ste. Marie. He turned pro before he graduated from high school.
Instead of attending college, Wayne Gretzky played professional hockey with the World Hockey Association. In 1978, he started his career with the Indianapolis Racers. Just 2 months later, the Edmonton Oilers signed him to a 21-year contract. In the 1983-84 season, Gretzky led the team to their first Stanley Cup, with the same occurring in the next two seasons. He was then traded to the Los Angeles Kings, followed by the St. Louis Blues and later, the New York Rangers, where he retired from the sport in 1999.Learn More
As of 2014, Larry Bird, former professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics, resides in his hometown, West Baden Springs, Ind. Bird had an additional home in Naples, Fla. after retirement, but he sold the home in 2013.Full Answer >
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As of December of 2014, the highest-paid soccer player on one of England's soccer teams is Wayne Rooney, who is a striker for the Manchester United Red Devils, and he makes $23.4 million per year. Of this amount, Rooney makes $5 million annually from endorsements.Full Answer >
Shaquille O'Neal weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces when he was born on March 6, 1972, in Newark, N.J. At over 7 feet tall, Shaq became one of the most imposing basketball players to play in the NBA.Full Answer >