Report: LeBron to Sign John Wall to Marketing Firm

by April 14, 2010

Yahoo! says that Biz LeBron is close to landing Wall for LRMR, his marketing company: “James befriended Wall at his All-American camp as a high school senior, traveled to campus to watch him play and even enlisted rapper Drake to woo Wall to LRMR, James’ fledgling marketing company. Now, multiple NBA, agent and sneaker industry sources say Wall is close to partnering with the firm. As the projected No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, perhaps the most-hyped pro prospect since James himself, Wall will have his marketing and endorsements guided with the perks of a partnership with the globe’s biggest basketball star. James’ childhood friend, Maverick Carter, is the CEO of LRMR and responsible for running his management company. Carter’s had a consistent presence with Wall’s AAU coach and surrogate, Brian Clifton, for months, and Clifton offered nothing to dispute the word of sources who say James and Wall are going into business together. Clifton insisted there’s nothing ‘formal in place’ with LRMR, and an announcement wouldn’t happen until Wall completes paperwork to enter the draft.”