The Only Show that Explores the Life of the Athlete After the Lights Fade

Dear Athletes, here are some facts. At some point, your athletic career is going to end and if you are not prepared: well, the experience will be PAINFUL!

I’m Jabari K. Smith, author, athlete and entrepreneur and this is The Professional Athlete. The content you will experience on this site will be the stories shared from athletes inside and outside the arena of sports. Guests will impart their knowledge and experiences in athletics and business, to share with the world that sports principles are transferable life skills, and explain how they were able to navigate the process of being a successful athlete to simply being successful.

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Life's Playbook by Jabari K. Smith

Jabari K. Smith’s new book Life’s Playbook is now available for purchase on Amazon as well as right here on Pick up your copy today!
Jabari K. Smith with the talented Donovan Carter


Consider this your all access pass to the locker room of life, your own copy of life’s playbook. This is your literal G.P.S. (Game Plan for Success). This is The Professional Athlete.

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About Us

I found it very difficult to transition once my athletic career was over. Our goal is to help you navigate this complex transition and become successful after the game.

Jabari K. Smith with fans and friends.


Want to learn more about The Professional Athlete? Interested in becoming a guest? We’re always interested in hearing from our listeners and from prospective guests.

We explore powerful topics about successes and failures in sports & business

Joining Jabari each week is an fun mix of people from the worlds of professional and collegiate athletics, hollywood, and business. With his relaxed style, Jabari is able to dig in and find out how his guest achieved success after the game.

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