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A GYM IS A CURIOUS PLACE to rendezvous with a real estate agent, but in Solomon Alabi’s case, it makes perfect sense. The former Toronto Raptors center not only discovered a legit post-retirement basketball scene inside the Washington Athletic Club, a posh hangout for Seattle power players along Sixth Avenue, he also found a second career.

Sliding his seven-foot frame into a booth at Hagerty’s Sports Bar, one of the downtown club’s restaurants, Solomon explains on a recent Tuesday afternoon how a man who once guarded LeBron came to hunch over countertops during house tours as a real estate agent for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Seattle.