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Magic Johnson says he’s rooting hard for Kobe Bryant to kill it in the business world — saying he hopes Mamba becomes the next ex-NBA star to make it BIG off the court. Kobe just announced that he launched his own $100 million venture capital firm — and people are saying he’s well on his way to become a Magic-esque businessman.
Schmidt’s love for his country and the national team – which he led to five Olympic games from 1980 to 1996 – was so strong that he shunned overtures from the NBA because of a now-obsolete rule that prohibited its players from participating in international competitions. At age 26, Schmidt declined playing for the New Jersey Nets after going in the sixth round of the 1984 draft. Instead, Schmidt elected to continue racking up his more than 49,000 points, across four countries, until he was 45. Had he decided to come to the NBA and tested his talents against the likes of Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird, Schmidt is fairly confident in what he would have done.
Magic Johnson: Talked with my friend Draymond Green and he was very apologetic to the Warriors organization, fans and everyone involved. Known Draymond since he was a freshmen at MSU, he’s a good person w/ a big heart and he continues to give back to youth around the country!
Bryant would have tremendous appeal as a high-ranking official, but he is focused on his own business pursuits. Magic Johnson has made clear his disdain for Jim and is extremely interested in having a meaningful role with the Lakers.