Jamal Mashburn Career Success
Jamal Mashburn, nicknamed “Monster Mash,” is currently a retired professional basketball player. Having spent 12 seasons in the American NBA, he was a part of the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, and the 76ers. His career talents scored him the following success.
Net Worth: $45 Million
Most Popular Quotes by Jamal Mashburn
“I’ve had a long career in the NBA and have enjoyed my experience.”
“I look forward to retirement life. It’s been a great time. I’ve learned a lot, but now it’s time to move on.”
“It’s unbelievable how much better things are than last year. There’s a big weight off everyone’s shoulders, and it’s showing up in the way we play.”
“The show wasn’t as much on the court as it was in the parking lot.”
“I saw pro sports from a different angle. I grew up in Harlem, and my dad was a boxer. He worked hard all his life, he sparred with Muhammad Ali. He accomplished a lot, but in the end he had nothing to show for it.”
“So, I used to look at those guys with the briefcases and think, ‘What’s inside there?’ To me, it signified the brain, and I had a lifelong desire to carry that briefcase.”
“People have this view that you’re not the smart money, you’re the dumb money. We get pitched mom-and-pop businesses that are not scalable. We get pitched on the marketing side, heavily. We get pitched by people who say their company is the next Google. Well, if you’re the next Google, why are you free to sit here and talk to me on a Tuesday afternoon?”
“I made my first real business decision at age 10. I had wanted to be a baseball player, until this Dominican kid threw a really, really fast fastball at me. At that time, I decided not to be a baseball player.”
During his pro career, Jamal Masburn earned over $75 million in salary and endorsements. His peak salary was documented as earning $10.075 million when he played with the 76ers.
His successful career landed him the following awards:
NBA All Star – 2003
All NBA Third Team – 2003
NBA All-Rookie First Team – 1994
SEC Player of the Year – 1993
SEC Athelete of the Year – 1993
Consenus NCAA All-American First Team – 1993
Mashburn’s professional basketball career came to an end in 2006 due to a chronic knee problem that caused him to spend his last season on the bench.
Following his NBA retirement, Jamal Mashburn became revered for his success in multiple business ventures. Additionally, he frequents ESPN as a sports analyst. Jamal is considered one of the biggest success stores for an athlete that has retired and moved on to new successful careers.
He currently owns dozens of restaurants and car dealerships throughout the State of Kentucky. This long list includes 34 Outback Steakhouse franchises, 37 Papa John’s franchises, a realty company, and a partner in OI Memorial Stable which owns Kentucky Derby prospect Buffalo Man.