NBA’s Chase Budinger
Gunnin’ for Olympic Gold Medal
… But Not in B-Ball!
3/18/2018 12:40 AM PDT
Former NBA stud Chase Budinger says ballin’ for Team USA is his ultimate career goal — even though he’s done with pro hoops!
Here’s the deal … last year, 29-year-old Budinger hung it up and moved back to volleyball, the other sport he used to dominate. (Fun fact: he was the #1 men’s volleyball player back in high school.)
Chase tells TMZ Sports he and 2-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal are gearin’ up for their 1st season as a beach v-ball team … and he’s hoping they can go all the way in the 2020 Games once they crush a couple summers on the sand.
We wouldn’t doubt him — remember, this is the guy who channeled Billy Hoyle and JUMPED OVER DIDDY at the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest!