- Three years ago, a Sports Illustrated cover story helped reveal a cruel truth about our sports stars -- many of them can't handle being rich. It's one of the more ironic things about a culture that idolizes athletes: some of those that make the most, waste the most.
When "Broke" began Tuesday night, the tweets started streaming in from guys tuning in:
- — LeBron James (@KingJames)Tue, Oct 02 2012 17:07:19Everyone in sports, doesn't matter if u play or not. Associated with it in some form or another should be watching ESPN #30for30 "BROKE"
- — Logan Morrison (@LoMoMarlins)Tue, Oct 02 2012 18:28:13
- After their first day of training camp, what we're the Cleveland Cavaliers watching?
- Many current athletes seemed to already get the pitfalls of an athlete's paycheck:
- — Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal)Tue, Oct 02 2012 18:11:12
- Former athletes also chimed in with first-hand knowledge:
- — Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge)Tue, Oct 02 2012 17:51:22Can't lie it's TOUGH telling a loved one "no" but hell I had to do it! Dont feel good and sometimes there is tears but that's life. #broke
- At least one athlete didn't really need a doc to learn a lesson:
- But for Delonte West, lessons already learned don't seem to mean much:
- — Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13)Tue, Oct 02 2012 17:40:44Hell naw I ain't gon be on no E60...homie I'm 10yrs in...counted a mill in all 2dollars bills before I turned 21...I den been broke got back
- — Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13)Tue, Oct 02 2012 17:44:50U think ima die and let another-joker spend all the money I saved..u must be crazy ..oh imma save some ...spend more..u do d same shit.!