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Former NBA Player Matt Barnes Nearly Lost It All Early In His Career – ‘At The End Of Every Summer, I Was Broke’

During the 90s and early 200s, the world saw an influx of people proudly flaunting their money and all of its material assets. From the big chains to the high-end brands, luxury and the allure of wealth were in excess. Fast forward to today, and not much has changed. However, some people who had that flashy mindset years ago have changed their perspectives on how they use money and maintain wealth. Former NBA superstar Matt Barnes is an example of those who admitted he needed to mature as it related to his relationship with wealth. Maybe Biggie and the squad were right – “Mo Money Mo Problems.” Barnes entered the NBA in 2002 as the 46 th draft pick of the Memphis Grizzlies. He was immediately traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on draft night and eventually landed a spot in the NBA’s D-League. He would soon land with the Los Angeles Clippers and play for several separate teams before he retired in 2017. His first official contract was a one-year deal with the Clippers worth $249,531....

Josh Rodgers

Nov 15, 2022

Stephen Jackson Reveals The Amount Of His First NBA Paycheck — And How He Blew It All In A Day

Every so often, the projected lottery earnings get so high that people contemplate what they would do if their numbers hit. From quitting their jobs to spending an insane amount of the winnings on big purchases, most people have an idea of how they would spend that first big check. Although playing the lottery is quite different from earning money as a professional athlete, the concept of how some people ideate spending the first big check is pretty aligned. Former NBA player Stephen Jackson understands this concept. On an episode of the Iced Coffee Hour podcast, the Texas native revealed that he nearly spent his entire first check in just one day.

Josh Rodgers

Nov 7, 2022

Exclusive: Matt Barnes Becomes The Face Of HOPP, A Rideshare App Linking Users To Drivers Based Off Interests

Ball may be life but so is business! From early days of playing basketball to now acting as partners on a new rideshare venture that will bring innovation to the states like never before, Ray Young and Khalid Taylor alongside former NBA player turned entrepreneur, Matt Barnes, are here to change the way you catch a ride from here on out. According to a press release provided to AfroTech, HOPP — the first geosocial ride matchmaking app — offers an added layer of comfort to drivers that it claims the competition does not. The app allows users to book rides based on a personality profile set up within the platform that matches them with people whose interests they align with the most. While the partners stress that you can make money just like you would when driving for Uber and Lyft, that is not the driving factor with the new app, which was founded by co-founders Antoine Allain, Eve Mitchell, and Fabrice Allain. “This is a ‘help you’ service. So, if I’m going in a certain direction,...

Shanique Yates

Mar 11, 2022