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What would NBA All-Stars do with $1bn?

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March Madness is nearly here and that means one thing; brackets, brackets and more brackets.

But this year there's a bit more than water cooler bragging rights on the line, Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans have teamed up and offering a cool billion dollars to anyone that manages to get all the way through March Madness and end up with a perfect bracket.

Now it's not just me and you who are whetting their lips at the prospect of that many zero's lining our bank accounts but actual NBA super stars too.

Yahoo Sports spoke to Chris Paul, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh and asked them what they would do with a crisp billion in their back pocket.

Surprisingly, three of the stars said that they would continue playing in the NBA and wouldn't retire.

Only Paul George said he would hang his shoes up, but trade them in for some suit shoes, buying the Indiana Pacers team he plays for and making himself President of the franchise, pushing Larry Bird out of the role. 

Yeah man, I'm retiring for sure...but I'm definitely leaving the game at that point and resting up early," the 23-year old said told Marc Spears.

CP3 and Bosh both said that they would definitely continue playing just because they love the game, while Melo didn't sound too convincing in proclamation he'd stay in the league.

Paul went for the charitable and helping out his close ones route saying "what I'd actually have happen is my family and people around me, a lot of their lives would change."

Bosh also went the philanthropic route and gave my favourite quote of the piece saying "I'd go on the best vacation the world has ever seen!"

Despite wanting to stay in the league, Anthony sided with Paul George when saying he'd probably buy the Knicks - with the help of a few investors.

That's what NBA stars would do with all that money, but how about you? How would you spend a billion dollars, tell us here.


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