The Next Magic Johnson

I backed a Kickstarter campaign that launched to help fund a documentary film about Lloyd Daniels. You can view the intriguing preview and read more about the background on the film maker’s site. The gist of the story is New York-born Daniels was a rare NBA prospect — a Magic Johnson-level talent — whose career was derailed by cocaine and actually getting shot. Daniels eventually made it to the NBA but who knows how much of his potential was lost. It’s a fascinating story and I’m looking forward to the film.

In Other News

Route of Personality

What your running route suggests about your personality – Outside Magazine

Soccer Number Cruncher

How soccer business blogger Chris Savino landed a job as a financial analyst with MLS – Sports Business Journal

Hedge Stars

A growing number of pro poker players are staking their very own competitorsThe Wall Street Journal

Ups & Downs

The history and economics of building roller coastersPriceonomics

Gun Runner

certified NFL agent was arrested in the Leland Yee/murder-for-hire fiasco – Deadspin