Former NBA playmaker, Daniel Gibson decided to retire from pro basketball for pursuing his career in hip hop. Daniel Gibson, or often nicknamed as Boobie, hasn’t played for any professional team since 2012-2013 season. Gibson spoke about his retirement and decision to leave basketball for hip hop in an interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 in New York City, October 9 2015, stating that he’s going to “give up his NBA career to start rapping”
Gibson will be a rapper under the name of Boobie Gibson. The former Texas Longhorn claimed that being a rapper had been his dream.
During his NBA career, Gibson only played for Cleveland Cavaliers, and most well-known as a part of Cavaliers 2006-2007 team, where they went to the Finals and lost against San Antonio Spurs 4-0. At that time, Gibson was dubbed to be the Robin to Lebron James, which was apparently compared to Batman, due to his contribution to bring Cavaliers to the NBA Finals that year.
Gibson averaged 7.8 points per game, 2.0 assists per game, and 2.0 rebounds per game in his 7 regular seasons in the NBA with the Cavs.