After being named a McDonalds All-American in high school and having a successful, but short, career at Michigan State, Randolph made the jump to the NBA as a first-round pick. His rookie deal alone paid him over $1 million per year.
Over 18 professional seasons, Randolph earned nearly $200 million. Once he went pro, it was his turn to take care of his mama. These days Randolph is retired, but he’s been beloved everywhere he’s played. Part of the reason is his charitable works in each city he’s lived in.