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NBA's Earl Barron Cashes In World Series Of Poker 'Millionaire Maker'

33-Year-Old Basketball Veteran Makes Deep Run In 'Millionaire Maker'


No matter what happened, the WSOP’s “Millionaire Maker” tournament couldn’t make him a millionaire.

Earl Barron, a seven-foot center/power forward for the Phoenix Suns, on Sunday made the money in the 2015 World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker tournament, which had a buy-in of $1,500 and drew 7,275 entries, second most of the series so far behind the “Colossus.”

He finished 613rd for a payday of $3,044. As of Monday morning, there were 142 remaining in the event. Everyone was competing for the $1,277,193 top prize.

The deep run was Barron’s fifth lifetime cash at the WSOP.

Other NBA players who have been seen at the WSOP in the past include Paul Pierce, Shawn Marion and Jordan Farmar. Barron is the only one of the group with a WSOP cash.

According to WSOP spokesman Seth Palansky, there were 5,584 unique entries in the Millionaire Maker this year, up from 5,044 last year. A total of 1,691 re-entered.

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.