An NBA Star Took An Internship With Merrill Lynch During The Lockout

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Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala finished up a week-long internship with Bank of American Merrill Lynch last Friday.While some players have spent the NBA lockout signing with European teams or playing pickup games, Iguodala told Yahoo! Sports that he wanted to use to bolster his Wall Street savvy.

“I understand that this basketball thing is a small window. The things that I’m getting from basketball … I want to stretch it out my whole life,” he said.

Iguodala spent the week shadowing a venture capitalist and visiting the Stock Exchange.

Judging by the following comments on the lockout, he’s soaking up all that Wall Street chatter like a sponge.

“There is a saying that big money takes little money,” he said. “I think [the owners] are killing time to the point where they can have us miss paychecks and then we’ll fold. That’s what they’re hoping.”

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