Michael enjoys practicing yoga, cycling, tennis, soccer, the occasional pick up basketball game at the beach; he is also an avid golfer and boater. Since Cage's retirement in 2000, he is currently involved in a number of charity events throughout the year, such as American Cancer Society, At Risk Youth Programs, and Big Brothers Association, just to name a few. Michael Still works closely with San Diego State in a number of fund raising and athletic deparment events. In 2008, he was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame along with another Arkansas native Angels baseball superstar Torii Hunter. Cage still enjoys being around the NBA and college basketball where he has worked as a basketball Analyst covering the Memphis Grizzlies, Lakers, Clippers, Pac 10, and Big West basketball, and doing sports consulting work. Michael also is a savvy business man, often finding new ways to network the business world with sports, charities and youth programs. Cage also works as a guest and motivational speaker for athletes and corporations. Cage resides in Southern California's Orange County with his wife of 13 years Jodi and their three children Alexis, Michael Jr, and Sydney. He and his wife Jodi now run a 501 C3 Corporation called the Michael Cage Foundation, which benefits charities and Social programs. Michael believes in family first, and does a lot of family oriented events throughout the year with his non-profit Foundation. He started up blacktop basketball, which is free to the kids in the neighborhoods who want to show up on a sunny afternoon and play basketball with no coaching. "Thats how I learned to play the game and stay fit, getting the kids back on the streets in a positive way," he recalls. "It's my way of giving back to the community." Cage also appears at local schools, encouraging kids and young athletes to eat healthy and stay off drugs. He also appears at school with life messages about staying in school and keeping away from gangs. Michael often uses insightful and encouraging words and quotes to teach kids resistence to risky situations. "I really believe our youth today need more mentoring than ever before. It's up to us." "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John Wooden For more insight on Michael Cage, please read this article. During the 87-88 season with the LA Clippers, Cage did something at the time that only four power forwards in the history of the league had done, and that was lead the NBA in rebounding by corralling 30 rebounds on the final day of the season to edge out Chicago Bulls Charles Oakley for the league's rebounding title. Cage finished with 13.03 average to Oakleys 13.00. Cage was later traded to the Seattle Supersonics after that season, where he credits the fans and the city as one of the favorite places to have played in during his 15 year pro career. The Sonics made the play-offs five times during his 6 year tenure in Seattle and made it to the Western Conference finals in 1993, where they lost to a Charles Barkley led Phoenix Suns team in game seven. The Suns eventually lost to a Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls in the NBA finals that year. Michael enjoyed playing with the likes of Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Sam Perkins, and Nate McMillian while with the Supersonics. Michael credits players like Marques Johnson, Junior Bridgeman, Norm Nixon, Cedric Maxwell, and Harvey Catchings, who mentored him as a young player, and were the reason why his pro career was so successsful. Cage also played two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, one year with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he mentored a young super star in Allen Iverson. Michael also played his final two years with the New Jersey Nets where he became good friends with Kentucky's new head basketball coach John Calipari. Cage has been branded with a number of nicknames throughout his playing career, such as John Shaft, Mr. Windex, and the Ironman, for his durability throughout his pro career. At one time he played in 736 consecutive games that became the fourth longest active streak in NBA history. Michael credits his faith in God, his healthy diet, juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, and active lifestyle for staying healthy throughout his NBA career. A tough player known for his defense and hard work on the inside, Michael Cage has put up impressive rebounding numbers during his basketball career. He played college hoops at San Diego State (1980-84) during his freshmen year, and led the nation in rebounding for much of that year. MLB Hall of Famer and current San Diego State baseball coach Tony Gywnn was starting point guy for the team during Cage's freshmen year. His number 44 jersey was retired after his last college game in 1984. Cage left the Aztecs as the all time leading scorer and rebounder, along with 8 other records. While in college, he played on 1983 USA Pan American team that won the gold in Caracas, Venezuela. Cage teamed with future NBA ballers Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Chris Mullins, and Wayman Tisdale, to name a few. A few years earlier, Cage had won his first Olympic gold medal at the National Sports Festival in Syracuse, NY in 1981, by beating a Michael Jordan led South team Cage played for the West. During his senior year he was the only player in the top ten in the nation in scoring and rebounding, by averaging an amazing 24.5 points and 12 rebounds a game, which led to him being drafted as a lottery pick in the first round (14th) by the LA Clippers. Michael often credits his Olympic experience in preparing him for the NBA. His number 44 has also been put into the San Diego State Hall of Fame. Michael Cage grew up in West Memphis, Arkansas, where in 1980 he led his West Memphis High School Blue Devils to a 30-0 state and overall championship. Michael averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds per game. His high school teammate was former University of Memphis and NBA player Keith Lee. Michael's high school jersey #44 was later retired. During his senior year he was actively involved in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). A big sports enthusiast Former President and then Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton frequented Cage's High School games during his Senior year.