Johnny Chan’s Hoop Dreams

Everyone knows that Johnny Chan is a poker legend, a 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and the “villian” in Mike McDermott’s story in “Rounders.” But did you know that when Chan isn’t firing bullets on the felt, he’s firing 3-point shot on the court?

Johnny Chan has himself some hoop dreams.

ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin is currently on assignment in Las Vegas where he gets to cover and participate in a USA Men’s Basketball Fantasy Camp during the summer workouts for Team USA. While on assignment he found, as his teammate, none other than “The Orient Express”, Johnny Chan.

Poker legend/basketball novice and my teammate out here in Vegas, Johnny Chan.

Prices range from either $8500 or $12.5K for the 4 day experience which includes just about all the basketball experience you can handle.

We’re not sure just how serious Johnny was taking the Fantasy Camp though as it appears the night before his training camp opened, with a 7:30 breakfast, he was at the Aria getting a few hands in.

Here’s a bunch of old guys living the dream.

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