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      06-19-2009, 12:54 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by FStop7 View Post
Celebrity athlete restaurants almost always bomb after the novelty wears off. Most restaurants in general do, even. The only sports celeb place I can think of that has endured is Don Shula's steakhouse.
It's one of the obvious or 'cool' ideas..along with record label, clothing company, and such.

Here's the list of the top paid athletes. These usually don't change much and they won't likely go broke. MJ and Kobe are expanding, well Kobe is expanding...with his Kobe Academy, just like MJ has his Basketball Camp. And he's huge in China, which Nike is capitalizing on as well.

Tiger has got it made. The first athlete projected to hit a billion. And he plays golf...the sport other retired athletes pick up.