Former NBA player Baron Davis recently made a guest appearance on the FAQ podcast where he talked about his NBA career and his business ventures. After finishing his NBA career, Davis spends a lot of his time developing a few businesses and growing as an entrepreneur along the way. In a recent episode of the FAQ podcast, Davis talked about why he admires LeBron James and considers him one of the smartest people he ever had the opportunity to meet.
Whether you like LeBron or not, you have to admit he came a long way from a poor single mom household to now being pronounced a billionaire just a few days ago. On top of being one of the best basketball players, LeBron saw the opportunity to explore building different business ventures. Most of them are picking up traction and becoming profitable, which directly impacts LeBron’s banking account.
Davis says LeBron’s intelligence comes from the realization he is always actively looking into the future and what it holds for him and his legacy, which is not the mindset many people have nowadays, no matter which profession they belong to.
LeBron James is the smartest dude you are ever gonna meet in your life, no matter who you meet. LeBron James will be the smartest man you will ever meet because of where he comes from, what he is seeing, and where he sees himself in 5 to 10 years. I always admired LeBron for his infrastructure because Bron did it his way. He did it with his homies.Baron Davis, via FAQ Podcast
LeBron’s recipe for success is that his closest friends took over a lot of his ventures, and those are the people he had the most confidence in from the start. Guys like Rich Paul and Maverick Carter are all in LeBron’s close circle, and together they are making big-time moves, especially in the last couple of years. They are constantly hunting new business opportunities, and LeBron himself is getting more and more involved in things not solely related to basketball. That is something Baron Davis is exploring right now, and that is why he respects LeBron and considers him one of the smartest people he knows.