In the wake of the news of New Jack’s sudden passing, this VladTV flashback in memoriam of the pro wrestling legend who stopped by to chat with Vlad last summer. New Jack gave an in-depth interview about his early life as well as some of the controversial moments throughout his wrestling career. RIP
In this clip, Jemele Hill speaks about athletes going broke after their sports career ends, and she starts out by explaining that a lot of Black athletes have never had a model for managing generational wealth. She went on to speak about athletes being “depreciating assets” from the time they start their sports career, and she added that most NFL careers last less than 5 years. Jemele then addressed the large entourages of some players, and she explained that some of them feel a sense of guilt for winning the “lottery ticket” in life, which you can hear more about above.
According to Forbes, the Japanese-Haitian athlete earned a total of $37.4 million USD from prize money and endorsements between June 2019 and May 2020. Osaka is currently backed by 15 endorsement partners ranging from Nissan Motor, Shiseido and Yonex, with almost all of them worth seven figures every year. On top of the wins and endorsements, the tennis star’s new and extremely rare Nike contract — which paid her more than $10 million USD — doesn’t require her to play matches in full Nike apparel, giving her space to sign “patch” deals with All Nippon Airways, MasterCard and Nissin Foods.
In this clip, Michael Jai White and Vlad talked about the world of bodybuilding and the psychology behind those who enter the sport. Michael said the thought process behind those who become bodybuilders compares to the mentality of a fighter but added that they both have unsatisfying financial returns. He also talked about some of his friends in the bodybuilding world, pointing out longtime friend and famed bodybuilder Troy Alves actually got him into formal martial arts classes.
A beauty entrepreneur has sparked outrage after referring to Vietnamese salons as the “biggest enemy” in the nail business, claiming that their practices do nothing but “destroy” the industry.
Gaynor reportedly made his comments in a recent webinar for “Diamond Partners” — owners of beauty businesses awarded with benefits for their loyalty to TNG products.
In his tirade, the entrepreneur criticized Vietnamese salons for their sanitation, pricing, and “the way they talk,” in which he used a mock accent to convey his point.
Kobe Bryant has put together one of the most decorated NBA careers ever. But before all the fame and fortune, he was just a 17-year-old kid mulling over one of the biggest decisions of his life — which led to his seeking input from an unlikely source.