Through his Uninterrupted media platform, LeBron James has enabled a glimpse into the lives of pro-athletes, as told by the athletes themselves. Now Uninterrupted is linking up with JPMorgan Chase to unleash an online series which will spotlight the topic of money management by profiling sports stars and what their ups and downs have looked like since coming into wealth.
Each 10-minute episode of the series will feature a different sports figure, with the likes of James himself, Serena Williams, and Draymond Green opening up about their expenditures. Green is actually scheduled as the first man up in the series. In episode one, the Golden State Warriors star recalls living off of an $850,000 salary without the help of advisers, in his rookie season. "I said I'm gonna do this on my own. I want to learn how to pay bills. I want to learn how money works," Green says, before sharing a recollection of a night in which he spent more than he had ever imagined he'd allow himself to spend out clubbing. "I had a blast for sure. I could've had a blast for $4,000 though," he said. "I woke up the next day hot like 'What?!' I mean that's $21,000 I can never get back. ... I still remember. I remember that bill."
The series is set to air on the Uninterrupted and Chase websites, and will be hosted by longtime friend and partner of James, Carter, whom also happens to have co-founded Uninterrupted and oversees its operations as CEO. "You never hear the stories behind the decision making," Carter said about the series. "Their lives are literally flipped in that they make the most money they're most likely ever going to make in their lives at a very young age, while they're still learning how to manage everything that comes with a very new lifestyle."