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"I was thinking about my exit even when I entered the league." -- --Jamal Mashburn

Jamal “Monster Mash” Mashburn (university of Kentucky) is a retired American professional basketball player who earned $75 million over his NBA career.  Mashburn was a prolific scorer in his 12 seasons in the league, with a career scoring average of 19.1 points per game. Since retiring from basketball, Mashburn has worked for ESPN as an analyst and launched a number of successful business ventures including 34 Outback Steakhouse franchises, 37 Papa John’s franchises, and two car dealerships across the state of Kentucky; one Toyota, one Lexus dealership and a real estate group in Kentucky!

Mashburn most recently invested in LevelEleven (video below), a Sales Motivation App From Salesforce.com

This is what #GWOP is about, starting business, creating jobs and making people lives bettter.

According to ESPN,

Allen Iverson earned over $200 million in his NBA career and is broke and in debt.

Antoine Walker (university of Kentucky) earned over $110 million in his 12 year NBA career and is broke and in debt.

Moral of the story:  Don’t gamble.  Save your money and start a business (not a record label). Be a entrepreneur.

Lebron vs. MJ

Players like Jordan and James are so rare that it can be risky to compare them with anyone. Still, one reasonably useful benchmark is to evaluate players who, like James and Jordan, had won at least one Most Valuable Player award and at least one N.B.A. title as of their age-28 season, meaning that they had achieved the pinnacle of both individual and team success.

By count, there were 13 such players before James. On average, they won about two additional championships (more precisely, an average of 1.9) after their age-28 season. So a reasonable over-under line for James might be two more N.B.A. titles, or four total. Read More

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