Team Frugal: Jaylen Brown
Being frugal is about more than being stingy with your money. It means being prudent, smart and economical with your finances and career decisions. Every Tuesday, we share profiles of athletes that exemplify what it means to be A Frugal Athlete.
Jaylen Brown may still be considered a young player in the league but when it comes to being a frugal athlete, he is a true veteran. Touted as mature beyond his years, it’s easy to see why so many hold him in high regard. Brown has taken it upon himself to get educated in the spaces he is so eager to move forward in when his career ultimately ends.
Jaylen Brown didn’t wait until he “established” himself in the league to start making in roads in the things he wants to do after. Whether he became a superstar or not, Jaylen Brown knows to be a professional athlete, specifically an NBA basketball player for the Boston Celtics can help open a lot of doors. Jaylen Brown interned for Venture Capital firm, Base Ventures. What better way to learn about venture investing than working at a firm? You can have all the capital and connections but if you don’t know how to analyze a company or read a term sheet, what’s the point?
Jaylen Brown has spoke at Harvard, held his own summit for incoming NBA rookies during Summer League, and is a Players Technology Summit Athlete Advisory Board Member. You would think he is a 10 year veteran by all the proactive efforts he is making to educate himself to make the best and most frugal decisions with his finances and career.
Jaylen Brown is a great example of what it means to be a frugal athlete. Being able to take advantage of your resources to educate yourself in order to make sound decisions is vital to keep your financial stability long after your career is over.