The call can come at any moment: Pack up your stuff; you’re moving across the country.
In a matter of hours, professional athletes hop on the next plane to join a new team in a new city.
Plenty of perks come with being a professional athlete, but permanence is not among them. Players are traded, dropped and picked back up again with the same swift, unsentimental nature of moving pawns in a chess match.
On top of the pressures of joining a new squad, players are tasked with moving their entire lives — their families, their belongings, their fleets of cars — across the country in a matter of days.