To see a former player become a referee is extremely rare, almost unique, in the world of sports and basketball in particular. That is what he is doing Smush Parker, forgettable former Los Angeles Lakers player. Parker became most famous for his difficult relationship with Kobe Bryant at a time when the yellow-purple was not doing well. His career began in 2002 as an undrafted player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and ended in 2018 at the Albany Patroons, a team in the TBL, or American minor league.
Parker on his own social media does not advertise his “second career” too much, but Bleacher Report posted a video in which he Parker referees what looks like a TBL game, but he has made no secret that he would like to do it in the NBA in the future.