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LeBron James pays six figures to a rabbi to sit in on business meetings

Aug 10, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

James_numberone.pngRabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto is the rabbi to the financial stars in New York, the guy New York’s Jewish real estate experts, financial wizards and the like consult for advice.

Apparently LeBron James hired him for spiritual guidance for a recent series of high-level marketing meetings, according to TMZ (so take with salt). And paid him “in the neighborhood of six figures” to do so.

LeBron is not Jewish. Rabbi Pinto does not speak a word of English.

Considering all the moguls Rabbi Pinto meets with, he must be giving out some sage wisdom. To not do things out of greed and to look out for people first, that would be a nice change after the banking scandals. The business world could certainly use some spiritual guidance, so more power to him.

But why does LeBron bring him in? What is the good Rabbi providing that LeBron’s team of advisors cannot?

Just chalk it up as another part of the Summer of Fun for LeBron we just don’t really understands. But whatever, with LeBron’s new deal six figures to him is like pocket change to you and me.

  1. hnirobert - Aug 10, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    This belongs on Out of Bounds, not ProBasketballTalk.

  2. moolah954 - Aug 10, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    so… its been slow in basketball news

  3. D-Mack - Aug 10, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    so ProBasketballTalk is in the business of reporting speculation from TMZ. I guess they had nothing else and they needed to fill their “Bash Lebron” quota for the day.

  4. J ROB - Aug 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    TMZ FYI is more reputable now than Fox News for instance. You same lot of dorks at the suspicion that the story bashes Lebron will be the first to get all up in arms about the story eventhough you watched the 1-hr special to know which team he would end up with. Lebron just wants to know how this jewish does things in the business world, but yeah I agree it doesn’t really belong on probasketball talk probably, eventhough neither did his 1-hr special, so we shall sit back and keep idl-worshipping Lebron like we have for the past 7 years (not me).

  5. Bugs - Aug 10, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    I’m a little disappointed. I thought thought the headline read “…Pays a Rabbit…”

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