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Billionaire Warren Buffet praises LeBron's business smarts

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09:28 AM ET 11.03 | Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett and LeBron James seem like an odd couple. But James' friendship with the second richest man in the United States tells the story of another side of the Miami Heat superstar. As focused as James has been on his goal of winning NBA championships, he's just as driven off the court about building a business empire and breaking the billion-dollar mark, an accomplishment golfer Tiger Woods was the first athlete to achieve. "You have to get to know him," Buffett said. "LeBron's not initially really talkative. He's savvy. He's smart about financial matters. It's amazing to me the maturity he exhibits. I know that if I had been famous at that age, I would have had trouble keeping my feet on the ground."

Miami Herald

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November 3, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Just wanted to stop in and say its James Hardens world and we are just living in it!!!

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November 3, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Jeremy Love: 21, 10, 7

not sure that is....

but harden 41, 7, 7 (averages)

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November 3, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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so you're saying we all have to grow our beards out and sport mohawks ?

Yes....You better start now or you will be exiled to the Starbury, Penny, T-Mac land.

November 3, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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Russ thinks it's ridiculous that I think he could contend for a scoring title. He's going to get the chance to see if he can. Lot of FGA's there.

and he gets to the line but most importantly he is the #1 option now.

November 3, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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Jeremy Love: 21, 10, 7

Felton had a very controlled and smooth 14 & 9. Love have had two pretty decent games, lets see how the Love factor in in games against the Heat and Thunder rather than his two none decript opponents. Felton faired well and got a victory outta his outing and didn't pick up his dribble once and ya know why....he has a crossover and a wicked handle. I am quite sure you can't say the same of the Love show, but nonetheless, "Love has been Lovely, unexpectedly". Hey Love, Apple is watching and I'm out!

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November 3, 2012  10:14 AM ET

Who will win their first game first? Raptors or Lakers?

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November 3, 2012  10:23 AM ET

People like Magic, Mike, and Lebron were and are the faces of the NBA, the league will take extra measures to ensure that they are surrounded by great fanancial minds to ensure that they don't go broke. Take an average high school grad (Lebron) and two sophs (Magic & Mike) and hand them the type of money these three have and the likelihood of them becoming an aspiring billionaire is highly unlikely. As the face of the NBA, the NBA has a vested intrest in ensuring they won't go broke. Its not because of their smarts. I watched Magic recently on the View and he openly admitted that he was surronded by great business minds and that they cultivated him and he's very thankful of that surrounding. The Shimmy Walkers and the I gotta feed my kids too Spreewells weren't the faces of the NBA and look at them now.

November 3, 2012  10:29 AM ET

Would You Still Be Considered 'Smart' If You Were 12 Inches Shorter, Bro?

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