Same as here. Am I arguing with you there Jay
I completely agree on the NBA contract, btw, he'll get the max and has no need for an agent there.
If you keep LeBron's friends limited in their roles, handling his day to day finances, he probably won't get in trouble. I can see someone who is in this fantastic position wanting to help his friends. As long as he has good financial advisors giving him solid investment advice to backstop his friends, he'll probably be fine.
Then what's the point of having his friends do anything? You've got a bunch of guys with maybe high school education handling a guy's day to day finances? Ok if you're not handling millions I suppose.
And it's cool to help your friends, but that can backfire big time. All you need is one guy to get pissed off, bitter and greedy. It can happen pretty easily, I'd imagine more easily in a world filled with glitter and candy like the NBA.
I just want people to be realistic about the qualifications of his friends. They are friends, not business managers. And no, I'm not saying education is everything but experience counts and these guys haven't got it. One guy works for Nike (wonder if he got the job on his own merits or if LeBron had some input) and another guy is LeBron's personal assistant? PA? Doing what? Really?