We’ve all heard the stories about professional athletes going broke shortly after their playing careers are a wrap. Philadelphia 76’ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams is lucky to have proactive parents (birth and a step dad) who are ensuring that won’t happen to him. Carter-Williams is managed by his mother, Mandy Carter-Zegarowski and her best friend Tracie Tracy, the two have had his rookie contract earnings – current and future – placed into a trust that he can’t touch for three years.
Whatever deals he has with Nike and Panini is probably worth at least six figures. He can get by on that for a minute.