Former Milwaukee Bucks player Junior Bridgeman is part of a team, along with Grant Hill, that’s trying to but the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Playing in the big money era post-Michael Jordan, Grant Hill had a earned hundreds of millions. But Junior Bridgeman retired in 1987 after a 12-year career. (Bridgeman still holds the record for most games as a Milwaukee Buck, at 711.) Bridgeman never earned close to Grant Hill money, topping out at $350,000 a year, so how can Junior Bridgeman buy the Atlanta Hawks?
Can you say double cheeseburger? How about Frosty? Junior Bridgeman is the president of Bridgeman Foods LLC, which owns not a couple–but 160 Wendy’s restaurant franchises. (Bridgeman is Peyton Manning’s role model in Manning’s Papa John’s Pizza franchise business.) Bridgeman, btw, was a 6’5″ guard out of Louisville who could really play. He was a regular contributor–often as sixth man–on Bucks teams that routinely went deep into the playoffs with teammates like Sidney Moncrief and Marques Johnson.