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One of the most exciting possibilities in professional basketball was Jonathan Bender of the Indiana Pacers, an uncommon first-round selection selected by the NBA right out of high school. Hailed as Michael Jordan's heir, he broke the legend's record with 31 points in the McDonald's All-American game, positioning himself for what may be an incredible career.
However, a knee injury compelled Bender to retire early, and as his $30 million salary from the Pacers rapidly evaporated, he was under pressure to find new sources of income. He made unsuccessful attempts at real estate investing, concert marketing, and rescue work. Motivated by the self-made strip mall tycoon Mel Simon, owner of the Pacers, he began to consider business, innovation, and product creation. Then it struck: Bender had an idea for a resistance-based training and rehabilitation tool that would help people walk better while people were watching in a park in Houston. He made a prototype using cables, duct tape, and ankle weights from a nearby pharmacy, and he tested it on himself. The apparatus, which was put together by a seamstress he knew from the area, looked nothing less than a typical weightlifting belt and relieved joint stress by strengthening the surrounding muscle groups.
He tested what was eventually dubbed the JB Intensive Trainer for two years, looking for Purdue University research physicians to help refine the machine's strength-building capabilities. He filed for a patent on the gadget, located a manufacturer abroad, and started looking for possible distribution routes. The JBIT MedPro was introduced to the market and generated $500K in revenue in its first year of sales, surpassing that amount in the subsequent year. By the time he was thirty-three, Bender was managing the whole business from his laptop, leading to a reinvention and career change that might be taught in business school as an example of successful do-it-yourself innovation and entrepreneurship..

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Jonathan Bender to appear or speak.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Jonathan Bender in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Jonathan Bender or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Jonathan Bender's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Jonathan Bender for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Jonathan Bender, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Jonathan Bender. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Jonathan Bender booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Jonathan Bender for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Jonathan Bender booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Jonathan Bender charge for an event. An example fee to book Jonathan Bender is in the starting range of $40,000-$74,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Jonathan Bender agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Jonathan Bender manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Jonathan Bender for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Jonathan Bender agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Jonathan Bender, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Jonathan Bender booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Jonathan Bender, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Sports & Athlete
Sport Topic
Basketball, Male, Age Group-18-30's, African American
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