Monday, August 2, 2010

LRMR's Creative Recruiting

LBJ has had quite a summer. Leaving Cleveland for the Talents of South Beach, the LeBacle, being a Stonecutter, forcing ESPN to pull an article about him partying and commenting on ladies' panties, recruiting Chris Paul.........the stupidity just won't seem to stop. But the most intriguing part of LBJ has been his involvement leadership in LRMR Marketing. Instead of working on his post game in the off season, LeBrainchild is more focused on expanding his global icon status and becoming a billionaire. And he does it by somehow being able to circumvent NCAA rules:

Brian Windhorst (LeBron expert) explains: "But if you're looking for something that doesn't make sense, it is the extreme double standard LRMR and LeBron James enjoy with the college and high school ranks. James is permitted to hold camps with high school and college players who will be pros in less than a year while at the same time he's basically recruiting them to sign with his agency. At the July Nike camp in Akron that has all the top high school players and college stars acting as 'counselors,' there are signs everywhere that agents aren't allowed in the building. Even college coaches aren't allowed there. But Maverick Carter, the head and chief recruiter for LRMR, is allowed to be there and have unchecked access to these players while James gives them free shoes and gets to know them and their families. Then nine months later his firm is trying to sign some of them to agent contracts. All of this while NCAA officials are literally sitting there in the stands supposedly monitoring that all the rules are followed. LRMR has not been taking advantage of this edge and has not been able to land many of its top targets over the last three years. This year it missed on John Wall after a very hard recruitment led -- it would seem illegally by NCAA standards -- by James."

The NCAA probably hasn't had to deal with too many NBA players tampering with their college players before. But when the NBA player literally runs his own Agency Marketing Firm? Seems to me like LRMR, especially James, needs a bit of a wrist slap for this one. Just further proof that LeBron is evil. But I can't wait to see him on the court! Miami Thrice!

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