Monday, May 21, 2007

Being Ali or Being Owned

If you haven't read Dave Zirin before, do it now. Check out his open letter to Lebron:

At the tender age of 22, you have the galactic talent to make us wonder if a mad scientist had Magic and MJ genetically spliced. But talent ain't wisdom. In a recent interview, you said that your goal in sports was to become "the richest man on earth." You also told ESPN, "I'm trying to be a global icon...on the level of Muhammad Ali." These dreams are compatible only if you choose to emulate Ali the icon and not Ali the man.

If you're a sports fan, I highly recommend this book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great article...imagine the impact it would have if the top stars actually spoke up about stuff. And imagine the impact if they realized that $1 million per year were enough and donated the rest.