- Feb 9, 2010
Bones is a first round draft pick from a non-P6 school, just like Dame was with nothing but his game, his mindset and his will. Bones has his eyes on the prize and there is a road map blazed by modern and sophisticated players. You are stuck in the small time “Jocks are Jocks” Mad Dog mindset, acting like he is some slub trying to make the league. Bones is not that, the guy belongs there, has a great head on his shoulders, ambitions and driven by a higher purpose. The best any of us can do is admire the young man and support his journey. If anything, Bones should be lauded for not putting all his eggs in one basket….the key for these young men is to take that bag and make it many bags, diversify, diversify, diversify. You don’t know him, his boys or his family….I guess one can assume they are drags on him, but if one takes Bones at his word, they lift him up. Hate all you want, despite what any of us think, Bones is going to do his thing….might as well support him, he is one of us.I figured you good folks who have walked in Bones' shoes would be supportive. Oh you havent. Whatever. If you arent where he is from you cannot imagine the pressure he will face early on (until he makes real life changing money) trying to keep his assets. Fwiw, his boys are likely his worst financial enemies until he establishes himself.
Btw Bones aint Dame. Dame makes 40 plus million Bones makes1.5-2. Dame makes another at least 15 million in endorsements with the 100 million 10 year deal with Adidas as the corner stone. Bones may have 100k in endorsements at this point. Dame is worth at least 70 million, Bones maybe 1 minion. Dame is guaranteed another at least 120 million Bones 1.5-2
Again, Bones aint Dame. There's a difference. We are talking apples to oranges.
Also, for every Dame there are more than a few Derrick Colemans who while trying to do good lost most of their earnings.