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Former SuperSonic's Rare Hobby Transformed His Post-Basketball Life

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While Desmond Mason, was playing basketball at Oklahoma State, he was also majoring in studio art. He was drafted to the Seattle SuperSonics in 2000 and was the first Seattle player in franchise history to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest when he became the champ in 2001. However, Mason never stop painting and has since sold his work to David Stern, George Clooney and more. MELO steps into the studio with NBA player turned artist to discuss how NCAA restrictions impacted his art in college, balancing art and professional basketball, and where he gets his inspiration.

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