When players decide to call it quits and retire from any sport, they may not have anything in-mind right away. For Boris Diaw, going to space is his plan.
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Diaw was apart of a profile Behind The Lens with Jared Zwerling where he discusses all things after the game of basketball. Diaw has been ‘living in the moment’. After his rookie year in 2004, he has since traveled to many Safaris in Africa. He loves experiencing the different cultures around the globe.
Weaving through the wild nature of Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa. His favorite animals are the big cats and hippos, which he compares himself to on the court. Diaw is one of the most versatile big men coming off the bench in the NBA, for the second-best team in the league.
What Diaw plans to do at some point in his life is take is travels to outer space as he told Zwerling.
“I will go to space at some point,” the Spurs’ veteran forward tells the NBPA in his office at his Shavano Park home, located in northwest San Antonio. “I won’t say in the next 10 years, but maybe in 30.”
Outside of traveling, Diaw has also took into becoming a filmmaker as he recently finished a short film that he had no idea he was doing.
“I live in the moment for sure,” he says. “Three months ago, I didn’t know I was going to do a short film. Now, I’ve got a short film done. I don’t plan much; I’m going to go year by year.”
For now, Diaw and the San Antonio Spurs are having the best year in franchise history. Eclipsing 64 wins on the season and on their way to another record of having an undefeated record at home, Diaw will have to focus on getting healthy from a groin injury he’s been dealing with for some time and try to get the Spurs back in the Finals so he can win his second championship with them.
Diaw did not make the trip with the team on their three game road-trip as he is dealing with a right adductor soreness.