Thuzio: Pro Athletes Now Readily Available for Hire to the Public


I don’t know if many people were aware, I certainly was not until today, that there is a site where anyone from the public can browse a catalog of current and former pro athletes offering “experiences” such as a round of golf, dinner or public speaking engagements, to name a few of what’s offered. 

The website is and was founded in 2012. The company’s mission statement on their website reads “Thuzio helps the public connect to professional athletes and other talent for unforgettable experiences. We make it easy to book it online by providing clear pricing, handling all the communications, payments and logistics with the talent, and ultimately ensuring a great customer experience.” 

In perusing the site, it is exactly what it claims to be, an online marketplace of current and former athletes offering a variety of services or as the site refers to as experiences. The following are some of the most appealing or interesting ones on the site that also involve current or former Los Angeles Lakers:

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Byron Scott – Link to Page

Video Message for $99

Lunch or Dinner for $1,500

Round of golf $ 2,500

Appearance $3,500

Speaking Engagement $5,000-10,000


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Cedric Ceballos – Link to Page

Video Message for $99

Tweet for $1,000

Lunch or dinner $ 1,000

Fantasy Draft $1,000

Pick up game $1,000

Attend a game $1,500

Round of golf $1,500

Celebrations $1,500

Appearance $ 1,500

Q&A $1,500

Coaching $1,000

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Glen Rice – Link to Page

Appearance $6,250


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Gail Goodrich – Link to Page

Lunch or dinner $ 1,250

Fantasy Draft $1,500

Round of golf $2,000

Attend a game $2,000

Appearance $ 2,500

Speaking engagement $3,000-3,500

Coaching $1,250

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Robert Horry – Link to Page

Video Message for $99

Tweet for $1,000

Lunch or dinner $ 3,000

Game Watch $3,000

Pick up game $3,000

Round of golf $4,000

Appearance $ 5,000

Other NBA greats offering experiences on Thuzio are Isiah Thomas, Elvin Hayes, Robert Parrish, Calvin Murphy, Adrian Dantley, Gary Payton, Bernard King, Rick Barry and more.

The site is filled with hundreds of big name athletes from all sports: Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots, Hall of Famer Andre Dawson of the Cubs, Chi Chi Rodriguez from Golf, Former Heavy Weight champion Larry Holmes, and so many more.

This is in no way an advertisement for the site, just merely reporting what I thought was not so easily accessible to the public and something many were not aware existed. I for one am happy knowing I can hire a former NBA great to help with our fantasy draft as easily as I can buy a used a copy of Must Love Dogs from You’re welcome.


– Fern Rea

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