he documentary ‘Broke
‘ aired this weekend on ESPN. Director Billy Corben
‘s film recants numerous tales of athletes who went from riches-to-rags. I learned the shocking statistic that 60% of NBA players experience bankruptcy or some other financial calamity within 5 years of retirement. Armed with this knowledge it came clear that a boycott from this group would be a difficult prospect. They are, by virtue, prisoners of their career; not truly free to move from or against it without experiencing major changes in their lifestyle. And this frightens them.