New York Knicks
- NBA All-Star (1994)
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1997)
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1993)
- Founded the John Starks Foundation
John Starks gained fame while playing for the New York Knicks of the NBA in the 1990's. John was at the center of one of the most famous plays in Knicks history, which has now become known simply as "The Dunk". In Game 2 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls, John was in the right corner of the court being closely guarded by B.J. Armstrong. Ewing came to set a screen for Starks, who faked to the left like he was going to use the pick, and then drove along the baseline and dunked over Horace Grant with his left hand. John went on to have a successful professional career, including receiving the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1997 during his time with the Knicks.
After retiring from basketball, John founded the John Starks Foundation, aimed to provide scholarships to high school seniors. In 2003, John was named Alumni and Fan Development Advisor for the New York Knicks. He is involved in the day-to- day efforts to expand the Knicks Alumni Relations, Community Relations and Fan Development Programs.
Dinner$5,000John will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. John will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Celebrations$5,000Invite John to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company. (Up to 2 hours)
Appearance$5,000Hire John Starks to make a guest appearance at your next event! John’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your store opening, bank, gym, car dealership, etc.
Attend a Game$5,000Have an extra seat at the game? John will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss John's career with the Knicks and his trajectory to become a NBA All-Star. (Up to 3 hours)
Round of Golf$5,000John will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros. (Up to 5 hours)
Speaking Engagement$5,000Looking for a dynamic speaker for your next big event? John will speak at your gathering and inspire your group with stories from his career in the NBA.
Coaching$5,000To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring John as a coach will give you access to a NBA All-Star. John will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
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Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- Golden State Warriors (1988-1989, 1999-2000) New York Knicks (1990-1998) Chicago Bulls (2000) Utah Jazz (2000-2002)
Position Shooting Guard Home Town Tulsa, Oklahoma College Rogers State University, Northern Oklahoma College, Tulsa Junior College, Oklahoma State University