Originally Posted by 'trane;487476[B
]perhaps he was referring to the idea that sponsors may not be too interested in celebrating a 'celebrity' who's public profile has plummeted like a stone over the last 6 months or so[/b]. or maybe they'll laugh at the weak-ass powerpoint slides that look like they were done by a high school kid. or maybe they'll laugh at putting $10000 towards what is essentially a closed party. or maybe banking on an athlete's dinner party road show seems risky. or maybe they're just not sure how a-list this would be... lots of reasons to question this and laugh at it, imo...
LeBron is like Apple stock in 2001 right now - buy while it's still low, because it's going to go straight up! His popularity may be low, but smart sponsors will be lining up to pump a 2x MVP, still healthy and in his prime. Kobe won't be able to hold onto the limelight forever, especially with Phil Jackson again talking about retirement this summer.