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Baller turned Business Owner: Catching up with Morissana Camara

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Former New York Ballers point guard, Morissana Camara has adjusted to post basketball life, going from basketball player to business owner.

After the JBA season, Camara was in France for six months training and working out for teams. Camara had a contract with a French National 2 Team, but the pay wasn’t what Camara expected. Camara made the tough decision to come home to New York and become a student.

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When Camara was asked about what life was like after basketball, this is what he told Ball Exclusives:

“I went through a hard time adjusting to just a student and not an athlete. So for a long time, I didn’t know who I was anymore. Then, COVID hit, which gave me time to get back to the drawing board, and I decided that basketball wasn’t in the future anymore, and that I rather be a successful entrepreneur.” 

Thus the idea of JBride was born. JBride is a luxury suit brand co-owned by Camara and his mentor Jesse Bride. 

Morisanna Camara JBride Suit

Morisanna Camara representing his own brand, JBride. Photo courtesy of Morisasana Camara Instagram

When asked about why he wanted to start a luxury suit brand, he told Ball Exclusives the following:

“I’ve always been interested in fashion since I was in middle school, but I had no idea on how to get into the industry because I’ve been playing basketball all my life. Thank God I had a mentor [Jesse Bride] who worked for big fashion houses on Madison [Avenue], such as Ralph Lauren, Prada, Fendi, and Bottega Veneta.”

You can check out Morissana’s brand on Instagram @jbrideny.

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