Just because they're retired or shunned from the league doesn't mean many athletes won't offer opinions when they feel their opinions are warranted; even if nobody asked for it.
If they were chatty during their playing days, you can bet they'll be searching for the spotlight when they're not busy reminiscing about the good ol' days. But even the humble ones miss the spotlight and sometimes try to regain their shine.
With legendary Laker Magic Johnson recently offering his slightly skeptical thoughts on owner Jim Buss' hiring of Mike D'Antoni over Phil Jackson, we're wondering which other former players won't keep their mouths shut.
Here we'll look at the talkative athletes teams wish would just be quiet already, or write a private letter.