More Than Just Athletes: 10 Business-Minded Players

May 18, 2011  |  

Kobe Bryant

Even though the “Black Mamba” did not get to win a championship this year with the Los Angeles Lakers, some of his wins have come from of the court.  He endorses and personally helped design the “Black Mamba” line for the Swiss watch company, Nubeo.  When he was 21, Bryant purchased a 50% stake in an Italian Basketball Company, Olimpia Milano, which his father used to play for. He currently holds an endorsement deal with Nike and international deals with Turkish Airlines (he’s never been to Turkey) and a Chinese web company, Sina.com, to start a blog on the site.

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