Also, as an aside he's ******* crazy these days.
Relax. Dude put up a photo of one of his doodles. Maybe he called it his brand's logo, I dont know, but either way, not a huge deal. The same people attacking him are the same ones who (allegedly) inflated his ego in the first place.
Is he an ego maniac? Not at all. Sell aware? 100% yes.
The guy is being smart and trying to capitalize on his athletic ability. He may not be the next Jordan, which is exactly why it's smart for him to make as much as he can, while he can.
If I was an athlete trying to capitalize, I think your chance of success is better with local products. Things like restaurants, car dealerships, insurance, real estate. I know it's not glamorous or sexy, but I think there's a lot more success stories there than a clothes or record company.
Not read any part of this thread, but I have seen his "brand". What a jagoff.
Side note...Cydkar=Thank you re avatar.
Slight improvement over...
Harrison Barnes showing off his humility already.
You have to win in order to have a brand, I don't see Barnes being an elite player but you never know.
interesting, dbaggery combined with wreaking of arrogance, great strategy
Harrison's new theme song:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKEnVOuOOOE]Mac Davis -- It's Hard To Be Humble - YouTube[/ame]
Doesn't he have someone telling him to lay off of this stuff for a while? That Grantland article was not flattering. And the Atlantic article showed his good business sense, but not any sort of humility or desire to win.
He was an honorable mention All-American. That's a great accomplishment. But he isn't the most famous college basketball player. He better hope that he lands at a place where he can sell 'the brand' otherwise, it won't go well.
This week's SI pretty much ripped him for entering the draft -- based on what was said it sounds like 2nd round, if that.