Andre Iguodala is no stranger to the tech world and his involvment is not limited to simply being an investor. He's also committed to ensuring that his fellow NBA players do not go bankrupt, as others have before them. One of the many ways he does this is by putting together a National Basketball Player's Association (NBPA) Tech Summit that is geared towards education NBA rookies, active, and retired players on the ins-and-outs of all things technology. This included visits to several venture capital and start-up companies, as well as talks with notable figures within the industry. With that being said, Fast Company calls Iguodala, "NBA’s Ambassador To Silicon Valley" and writer, Daniel Terdiman highlights Andre's early beginnings and how he has established himself as one of the most tech-investment savvy players in the league today. Read an excerpt from the article below.
“I’m trying to get the athlete to reinvent himself,” says Iguodala. “There’s a lot of hard work that goes into this, but it’s possible.” And for him, the idea of collaborating with fellow players off the court and in the tech world comes naturally. “I always tell my teammates, we’re teammates for life,” he says. “We’re going to be doing things together when we get older . . . Don’t take that for granted.
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