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NBA Player Turned ‘Master Business Facilitator’ Now Bolstering Other Pro-Athletes Post-Career Business Plays

From NBA baller to business master: Iconic all-time NBA player and former U.S. Olympian, Charles Smith, parlaying pro-sport paradigms to help transitioning athletes—and Corporate America—succeed   When 10-year NBA alum Charles Smith was in the league playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks, he claimed fame as being a […]

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The Curious Case of Nick Young

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June 1, 1985. A date that should be forever engrained in history. No, I’m not referring to the death of Richard Greene, the beloved English composer and actor. No, I’m not referring to “Weird Al” Yankovich releasing Dare To Be Stupid, nor am I referring to country singer Merle Haggard marrying his fourth wife. I’m […]

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Shaquille Harrison: A Journey from Obscurity to Eminence

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By Mason Kern It was 2012 and Shaquille Harrison had a decision to make. He could either play Division I college football at the University of Kansas or go a different route toward Division I basketball at Tulsa University. He opted for the latter, which was a pinnacle decision that has wholly defined his life […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers Contenders Once More?

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After a flurry of trade deadline shipments and acquisitions, the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have sights set on this year’s NBA Playoffs By Mason Kern Cleveland has a new look. The organization had a busy trade deadline in early February in which it made several moves that wholly reshaped the face of the team. And necessary […]

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AUDIO INTERVIEW: NBA Pro Turned MedDevice Developer Jonathan Bender on Career Rebound

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After entering the NBA in 1999 as the number five overall draft pick, Jonathan Bender soon realized that a painful growth spurt he suffered during childhood was haunting him. Desperate to take pressure off his knees, he engineered his own apparatus using a few supplies he picked up at a drugstore. Through trial and error, […]

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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Former NBA Pro John Salmons on ‘Power of Pivot’

New York, N.Y. NBA fans will surely know the name John Salmons, who played opposite Derrick Rose for several seasons with the Chicago Bulls where he averaged 18 points a game. Salmons also played with the 76ers, Bucks, Kings and Raptors before finally wrapping up his pro career in 2015 with the Pelicans. He ranks […]

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