Buried in that big ESPN.com story on the Miami Heat considering making a run at signing Carmelo Anthony was an item on LeBron James, businessman:
The first, the very first endorsement deal Michael Vick signed when he returned to football was with a company called Unequal Technologies. They didn't approach him; Vick was still toxic from a prison stint and that whole dog-killing thing. Instead, Vick offered up, unprodded, the best advertisement money can't buy.
Just two weeks ago, Vick signed a deal to be the face of EnerJel, a nutritional supplement/energy boost that you can rub into your skin. Because swallowing Gatorade was getting too difficult. But this was a product whose time has come, and Vick was clearly the only man who could bring it to the masses. So parent…