Soccer star Alexi Lalas on his love of guitar: "I’d always considered myself a performer, as an athlete and a musician"

Soccer star Alexi Lalas
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It’s often said that most professional athletes want to be musicians and most musicians want to be professional athletes. That’s essentially the premise of the annual Celebrity Game at NBA All-Star weekend, for example.

Of course, both vocations share an idea of performance and audience adoration. Though even when you’re at the top of your game, the grass can always seem greener elsewhere. But what about those rare folks who are both professional athlete and musician? Can such a thing even exist?

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