I can’t even imagine if I won a million dollars, let alone a BILLION. Last week we shared the news that you can test your bracket skills and compete against All-Stars Chris Paul, Paul George, Chris Bosh & Carmelo Anthony. They are all part of a March Madness bracket challenge where someone could win $1 billion (with a perfect bracket – yea good luck with that).
So what would these already successful ballers do with the money if they won?!
Check out their answers…
If you won the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge with a perfect bracket, what would you do with the money?
Paul George: “Of course I’m retiring. I’m going to try to own the Pacers and run [Pacers president] Larry [Bird] up out of his spot. Yeah man, I’m retiring for sure. That’s a lot of money to sit on. Of course, I’m going to invest it right and make sure my money works for me, but I’m definitely leaving the game at that point and resting up early.”
Chris Paul: “Me and my wife actually have joked about it, and even guys in our league talk about, ‘If you were to win the lottery, what would you change?’ A lot of people say that the first thing they’d do is quit their job. That’s not what I would do. I love my job. I’m getting a chance to live my dream now. What I’d actually have happen is my family and people around me, a lot of their lives would change. I’d really get an opportunity to do some of the things in philanthropy that I’ve always wanted to do. I get to do a lot of different things now, but obviously I’d get to do a lot more.”
Chris Bosh: “I’d spend it, give away some to charity and take care of the people I need to take care of. And then I’d go on the best vacation the world has ever seen. I would continue to play. I wouldn’t have anything else to do. I love basketball. We all played this game since we were little and we did it for free. I’d continue to play this game for sure.”
Carmelo Anthony: “I might still want to play just to be playing. I’m going to have the money. But to still be able to do what you do and still have fun doing what you do and still know you got a billion sitting in the bank, that would make life just that much easier.”
‘Melo, you wouldn’t use the $1 billion to buy the New York Knicks?
Carmelo Anthony: “Yeah, I am going to need some more investors if I want to try to buy the Knicks.”