Items Tagged with 'NBA'


  • Detroit Pistons pick Flagstar Bank to be first jersey ad sponsor

    Flagstar also becomes official banking and mortgage sponsor of the Pistons
    For the first time in its history, the NBA is allowing teams to place a sponsor’s logo on their jerseys. So far, a third of the league’s 30 teams have inked sponsorship deals and will have a sponsor’s logo on their jerseys, including the Boston Celtics (General Electric) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear). On Wednesday, the Detroit Pistons became the 10th team with a jersey sponsorship, and their sponsor is one of the biggest names in the mortgage business – Flagstar Bank.
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  • NBA players schooled on real estate investing by former stars

    Warned to be cautious of "cutthroat" investors
    For most NBA players, their playing careers are over just as the rest of us are settling into our chosen professions. The difference between them and us (in addition to, you know, athletic ability) is that, in some cases, they’ll retire with a lot of money and a lot of time on their hands. So what will they do with their money and their time? For some former players, investing in real estate becomes their game of choice, but that game comes with a lot of risk.
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  • Former NBA player Tate George gets 9 years for running real estate Ponzi scheme

    Victims include current NBA players
    Tate George, a former basketball star at the University of Connecticut who spent four years in the NBA in the early-mid 90s, will spend the next nine years in prison for “orchestrating” a $2 million real estate Ponzi scheme. George alleged victims include several current and former professional athletes.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Interview: Mat Ishbia, CEO of United Shore Financial Services

    From Big Ten baller to mortgage-lending maven
    But how many of us can reach out and touch our dream, and then decide to go another way? How many have the guts and strength to take a leap into the unknown, and then once we find solid footing in the unknown, how many of us have what it takes to not only survive but to thrive? Mat Ishbia is one of those people.
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  • LeBron James lists Miami mansion for $17 million

    He’s taking his talents away from South Beach
    The man who calls himself “King James” lived quite large down on South Beach. James’ Miami home checked in at 12,178 square feet, replete with 6 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. If he gets the full asking price, James will turn a tidy profit of $8 million in just four years.
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