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In today's Sprint:
📈 Buy low, sell high
🏀 Sophomore stud
⛳️ Tiger update
Trivia: Which famous athlete owns
the production company Unanimous Media?
Believe it or not, stocks can go down. But, for these guys, that doesn't
seem to be the case.
LeBron James and business partner / entrepreneur Maverick Carter have done
it again. The pair joined
Fenway Sports Group (FSG), becoming the firm’s first Black partners.
FSG is the parent company of the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool FC, and Roush
Fenway Racing. This move adds to an already wild list of investments by
LeBron and Maverick:
Liverpool - a 2% stake that grew from $6.5M to $43.5M (as of 2019)
Blaze Pizza - a less than $1M investment that became $25M+
Beats by Dre - as a ‘silent’ early investor, it’s unclear
how much LeBron made when Apple acquired Beats for $3B
Much to the annoyance of Red Sox fans, pictures of LeBron in
Yankees gear are popping up all over the internet.
KD joins the party
Kevin Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman co-founded Thirty5
Ventures in 2016. Recently, their firm has been quite busy investing in…
Sports collectibles platform, Goldin Auctions
Esports organization, Andbox
Alternative investing platform, Alt
Sports media company, Overtime
Clearly, LeBron and KD have different tastes when it comes to investments.
LeBron leans toward physical products and sports teams while KD prefers
tech. Either way, both have been incredibly successful.
And other athletes? Whether it’s becoming brand
sponsors in return for equity (Luka
Doncic), buying their own trading cards and betting on themselves
Haliburton), or even taking minority stakes in professional sports
Osaka), athletes in all sports continue to creatively add to their
Looking ahead: Long gone are the days of athletes
squandering their money, and it’s fantastic to see. Expect more and more to
recognize the power in their own brand and use that to both invest in
themselves and companies.
The national media has gone from all Zion all the time last year, to not a
peep this year. Which is weird considering he’s been absolutely dominating
during his sophomore season:
25.5 points per game
7.0 rebounds per game
3.9 assists per game
61.9% field goal percentage
To put those numbers into perspective, he’s the first player to average 25+
on 60% from the field since Shaq in 1993.
(23-16) Portland Trail Blazers 125 vs. (17-23) New Orleans Pelicans 124
Zion (28 pts, 8 ast) and Brandon Ingram (30 pts, 6 reb) are quickly
becoming one of the best young duos in the NBA. But, down 17 with
five minutes to play, Dame Lillard (50 pts, 10 ast) was having none
After the game, Lillard gave one of the best postgame
interviews we’ve heard in a while, specifically when asked
how he keeps coming up clutch in the biggest moments.
(22-18) Miami Heat 113
vs. (14-25) Cleveland Cavaliers 98
Jarret Allen made two SportsCenter
Top 10 level blocks against Bam Adebayo and Kendrick Nunn, I
would think twice before trying to posterize the Cavs big man.
(29-10) Utah Jazz 117
vs. (20-19) Boston Celtics 109
Donovan Mitchell got in trouble for smacking
Jaylen Brown after the Celtics forward broke his ankles on the
court. But Mitchell got the last laugh as the Jazz took down Boston.
(19-6-4) Washington Capitals 3 vs. (19-7-4) New York Islanders 1
Washington snapped the Islanders’ nine game win-streak and moved
ahead of New York for the top spot in the division.
Champions League - Round of 16, Second Leg
Manchester City 2 vs.
Man City, who have not conceded a goal since the group stage in
October, qualified for their fourth straight Champions League
Real Madrid 3 vs.
Madrid won 4-1 on aggregate to make their first Quarterfinal
appearance since 2018 thanks to Karim Benzema, who scored his sixth
goal in five matches.
Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (28-12) - 7:00 ET on ESPN
LA Clippers (26-15) vs. Dallas Mavericks (20-18) - 9:30 ET on ESPN
Philadelphia Flyers (14-9-3) vs. New York Rangers (11-12-4) - 7:30 ET on
Edmonton Oilers (18-13-0) vs. Calgary Flames (14-12-3) - 10:00 ET on NBCSN
Champions League - Round of 16, Second Leg
Bayern Munich vs. Lazio - 4:00 ET on Paramount+
Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid - 4:00 ET on Paramount+
WATER COOLER TALK
🏀 Sister Jean, the Loyola-Chicago chaplain, unofficial mascot, and
all-around superstar will
travel to Indiana for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
🏀 Unanimous selections Cade Cunningham and Luka Garza headlined
the stacked NCAA Men’s basketball AP All-American team.
🏈 Deshaun Watson had a lawsuit filed against him. You can read his
🏈 Unable to pry Russell Wilson from Seattle, the Bears signed
Andy Dalton to a one-year deal as the bridge from Mitch Trubisky.
⛳️ Tiger Woods was released
from the hospital and will continue his recovery at home in South
Florida. “I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every
day,” he said.
⛳️ In other Tiger news, he partnered
with 2K and will be an Executive Director on their coming golf projects.
A. Like LeBron and Kevin Durant, Steph Curry has
made several business ventures since reaching the NBA. His company,
Unanimous Media, reportedly inked a deal with Sony Pictures.