Athletes aim to age gracefully – Boxer Evander Holyfield, 50, went from rags to riches at 21 and struggled with money after his rise to heavyweight champion.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Holyfield knocks down archrival Mike Tyson.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer, has a new career as an author. He also is a spokesman for the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug treatment he uses to fight chronic myeloid leukemia.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Abdul-Jabbar, No. 33, found transitioning from player to private citizen a challenge. Here, he posts up during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers in 1987.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Tennis great Martina Navratilova works with AARP on a campaign to get people over 50 physically active.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Navratilova (shown playing in 1982) recommends switching up hobbies and sports to keep fresh and continue learning. However, she says she still finds time to play tennis.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Former NBA player Kevin Willis at his retail store in Atlanta that sells specialty clothing to tall men.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Willis, who played professionally into his 40s, gets ready to shoot a free throw during a game in 2001, when he played for the NBA's Denver Nuggets.