Wednesday, July 17, 2013
ALLEN IVERSON, $200 MILLION GONE TOO SOON?
Icheoku asks how did it happen - a man who earned over two hundred million dollars within the last decade is now flat-ass broke? Only in America and you wonder if these black athletes and sportsmen have learnt any lesson of life indeed. Mike Tyson is broke after earning over 300 million dollars? Evander Holyfied is similarly broke after a humongous payday earned pugiling? Now Allen Iverson, reportedly cannot afford a MacDonald's hamburger for crying out loud and you wonder what and how it came to this hilt. But hey they came from nothing and rose too fast to the pinnacle and plummeting back down to where they originally "belonged" doesn't seem to matter to these folks. Regrettably, many of them are yet to learn a lesson from the history of what fate their predecessors in sudden riches suffered. Until these athletes and artists start emulating people like Oprah Winfrey, Micheal Jordan, Jay-Z, P Diddy and other smart folks who invested and insured their nests wisely, it is going to continue being a bungee jump that takes them high and release them back-down in one fell swoop. But does these guys have Icheoku's sympathy, NOPE.