Rick Fox may have given up basketball, but not the spotlight. The former Los Angeles Laker has scored a recurring role in the new FX television series "Dirt," his spokeswoman, Lori Jonas, said Tuesday.

Production begins this month on the hourlong drama, which stars Courteney Cox as the editor-in-chief of two top tabloids. Fox will play Prince Tyrese, Jonas said.

Fox, 37, has collected a handful of acting credits over the past 12 years, including "Holes," "Eddie," "He Got Game" and "The Collectors." He most recently appeared as a shirtless, sought-after masseur in "Mini's First Time."

He was married to singer-actress Vanessa Williams for five years. The couple split in 2004 — the same year he retired from the NBA.