Wednesday, July 02, 2008

How ballers go broke...

Curious how big time athletes end up broke?

This ESPN Article should help you understand, and cringe at the same time, by showing ten common ways athletes blow their money.

Roger Clemens, Evander Holyfield, Scottie Pippen, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are all examples of people who blew their money in different ways.

My favorite?
5. Spend stupid money on other really stupid stuff. In going from $300 million up to $27 million down, Mike Tyson once spent $9,180 in two months to care for his white tiger.

I guess they are pretty cute for a severely inbred animal where the fatality (80%) and disformity rate is extremely high. If you didn't know, they can only be made through a double-recessive gene that is brought through during inbreeding (or the rare 1 in 10,000 chance of two non-related bengals breeding), and the white tiger is the result of a very weak mutation. How did this turn into a serious post, I don't know?

For more info on the unethical breeding to create white tigers click here.

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