Former NBA player Rex Chapman joins CNN’s new streaming service

CNN announced Tuesday that the weekly program “will include intimate conversations with athletes, entertainers and everyday heroes as Chapman looks for the silver lining beyond today’s toughest headlines.”

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Former NBA player, podcaster and social media star Rex Chapman will host of a show on CNN’s new streaming service. 

Former NBA player, podcaster and social media star Rex Chapman will host of a show on CNN’s new streaming service.

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Former NBA player, podcaster and social media star Rex Chapman will have a new title to add to his list this spring as the host of a show on CNN’s new streaming service.

CNN announced Tuesday that the weekly program “will include intimate conversations with athletes, entertainers and everyday heroes as Chapman looks for the silver lining beyond today’s toughest headlines.”

Chapman, an All-SEC shooting guard at Kentucky, was the No. 8 overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.He went on to play 12 seasonswith the Hornets, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns, averaging 14.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Howeverin the social media age, he’s become an even bigger star —hosting his own podcastand amassing more than1 million Twitter followerswith his frequently humorous or heartwarming posts and retweets.

Chapman, 54, has also been open abouthis battle with opioid addictionthat started during his playing career. And he’s a frequent critic of politicians,especially those from his native Kentucky.

Chapman’s new show will begin when CNN launches its CNN+ service this spring.

Read more at usatoday.com

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