- Aug 26, 2011
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opens the doorsfor slime balls to take advantage of kids and their families. Hopefully they get the right guidance.
Would anyone be surprised if we start seeing more of a European soccer model in US basketball? I don’t think it would work with football, but I can see the basketball teams coming up with academies and paying/locking-up kids as early teens. There will be challenges (draft and salary cap to keep some parity?), but it seems possible.
Nothing is for free. When a lot of these kids don’t pan out we will see the ugly side of all of this.
Somewhat. That's also a sign, but I think you'll see more direct affiliations with the NBA teams so the player is nurtured (and locked up) with the team's control. As they get older they either keep them locked up, cut them loose, or sell them to other organizations. There can still be a place for an Overtime Elite selling their players (or getting a cut), but they'll have to start getting players even earlier.You mean what Ollie is doing?
I can assure you that’s false. He doesn’t have 3.2M followers because he’s good at basketball. He has 3.2M because of his marketing engine, as long as that continues to run well he’ll be fine. Regardless of what happens with basketball.I think it will end if he isn't a top star.
I can assure you that’s false. He doesn’t have 3.2M followers because he’s good at basketball. He has 3.2M because of his marketing engine, as long as that continues to run well he’ll be fine. Regardless of what happens with basketball.
It's not just kids in high school. Look at Antoine Walker, Kareem, and a host of other adults that went bankrupt doing deals with people promising big returns on real estate, businesses, etc.Yup. Broke people dont know about money and contracts and many of these kids are going to get bad advice and taken advantage of.
Its so funny how in today’s day and age he can profit off this.This is a perfect case for why it was needed. He should be able to monetize what he’s already doing and the positive economic impact he’s having for a bunch of media channels, even if he doesn’t end up being a first rounder for whatever reasons when all is said and done.