Michael Finley is an American film producer and former professional basketball player born and raised in Maywood, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business from University of Wisconsin. He was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns and retired in 2010. During his career, he played for the Dallas Mavericks, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Boston Celtics. He is an active real estate investor and venture capitalist, and started his own film production company, Follow Through Productions, LLC. In 2017, he became a partner in Argent Pictures, a film financing, production and development company based in Malibu, California. Finley resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children.