Why Vin Baker Should Buy Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) Stock

A look at several modern athletes who are no strangers to hourly wages

Jul 29, 2015 at 2:59 PM
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When I think about people who might work at a Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) cafe, I think of a skinny-jeans-wearing hipster. Or maybe some insecure high school kid. But definitely not former NBA All-Star Vin Baker.

Which is really too bad because, apparently, Baker is currently training to become a SBUX manager in Rhode Island. "In this company there are opportunities for everyone. I have an excellent situation here at Starbucks and the people are wonderful," said the power forward-turned-barista.

The story sounds crazy at first-blush, but it's really not. There was a time when professional athletes worked offseason jobs like the rest of us. More recently, you might remember that former NFL kick returner Michael Lewis was a beer delivery man for Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD), prior to latching on with the New Orleans Saints, while Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler took orders at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (NASDAQ:PLKI) restaurant.

And it's not just ex- and pre-professional athletes that work hourly jobs. Last offseason, Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam picked up some shifts at a Finish Line Inc (NASDAQ:FINL) location in Florida. When asked why, Elam said he's trying to get experience so he can one day open his own sports merchandise shop.

Whatever the case may be, I hope these athletes are buying into their respective companies' stock plans -- especially Baker. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has surged 40.5% year-to-date at $57.63, and hit a record high of $59.31 last week following an earnings beat.
 

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