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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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And this is why professional athletes can suck it!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slu...calipari051410

It's not about the game anymore. It's about getting paid. This is the big difference between the Magic Johnson/Kareem era and today's big names. The past guys wanted to play basketball(or insert another sport here), getting paid for it was an added bonus.

Screw "King James" and his "team". Holding the NBA hostage. pffff.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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a king only wears a crown, a king never will wear a NBA championship ring.

calling him a king just adds to his young buck ego.
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athletes need to live in wealthy too
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:43 AM   #5
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there is nothing wrong with people wanting to make money...sports has grown tremendously since the days of Magic Johnson/Larry Bird/Keareem era..im sure these guys would be after the money then if given the opportunity. I am a die-hard knicks fan, I hope the desire for money drives him to play in NY.
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slu...calipari051410

It's not about the game anymore. It's about getting paid. This is the big difference between the Magic Johnson/Kareem era and today's big names. The past guys wanted to play basketball(or insert another sport here), getting paid for it was an added bonus.

Screw "King James" and his "team". Holding the NBA hostage. pffff.
I hear what your saying, you look at the Boston Orlando game last night as a perfect example. 1 team loves the lime light the commercials the fame and fortune, while the other team the first and foremost thing on there mind was winning. Guys like KG and Kobe who, don't get me wrong will take the money, but if you paid them minimum wage would still go out and play there a$$es off.Those guys who just love to compete are a dying breed in every sport and thats kinda sad.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:04 PM   #7
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there is nothing wrong with people wanting to make money...sports has grown tremendously since the days of Magic Johnson/Larry Bird/Keareem era..im sure these guys would be after the money then if given the opportunity. I am a die-hard knicks fan, I hope the desire for money drives him to play in NY.

Dead wrong. Kareem, just a few weeks ago, said he thinks all players need to be at least 21 before they enter the NBA for this exact reason.
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Dead wrong. Kareem, just a few weeks ago, said he thinks all players need to be at least 21 before they enter the NBA for this exact reason.
The age thing is just for maturity, has nothing to do with Money. I am positive that Kareem will demand a big paycheck if he was playing in the Nba in this current era.
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They go hand in hand. A mature adult is not going to say what Lebron said. Is it any wonder so many people prefer the 'purity' of college sports over the pros?
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I used to like James until I saw him quit in game 5 and 6...so immature. I kind wish nobody would give him a chance now
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They go hand in hand. A mature adult is not going to say what Lebron said. Is it any wonder so many people prefer the 'purity' of college sports over the pros?
College players are no difference, because they are playing to get into the pro and to do what? make the big money.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #12
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But that is the difference. They aren't making that big money. They don't have this superiority complex that Lebron James has... yet. They have to play with their team, respect their team, respect their coach, and respect the game. The pros don't have to do any of that. All they have to do is put up big numbers. They don't even have to win; just as long as they have the stats.

I want to see players who want the rings and the trophies. Remember when Karl Malone took a pay cut when he came to the Lakers? He wanted a ring. He didn't give a damn about the money. That's respectable. Not holding out so you can become the highest paid player in NBA history.
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lebrons leaving, mike brown got fired. but we will see where lebron goes. i know he wants to win too. he wants to team up with bosh, wade, or another superstar.
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I hope he pulls an A-Rod.
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I realize they want to make money and all(Everyboyd does), but there is a point at which a line needs to be drawn.

I think it is much worse in the NFL where all of the high profile players want to be the highest paid player at their position. They do not care about anything except the paycheck. They have no loyalty to a team anymore. There are some instances when a player should get paid more. For example Chris Johnson for the Titans has not come to practice because of his salary. He is currently getting paid less then some 3rd string players on the team. So that makes sense, but overall the professional sports are leaning away from being about the game and more about getting rich
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Old May 30th, 2010, 04:21 PM   #16
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I know that alot of America's youth holds these athletes in high regard and such, but these people contribute little to society and we pay them better than surgeons or physicists.

Yes, I realize they are symbolic of the American dream....that you can hit an easy streak in this country.....but I just feel that we do things bass ackwards sometimes.
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Even if they do just play a game for a living, that doesn't mean they don't contribute to society. I'm sure there are plenty of athletes who donate a lot of time and money to charities.
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Bringing back an old thread, but certainly not an old idea. The amount of money some of these players are paid is incredible. Yes, they are icons and bring fans to their respective stadiums. Yes, kids are motivated by their abilities, etc. That's all fun. What if these kids knew the half of it? About how players/coaches can't decide on who take more money and their possibly won't be an NFL next year? Or who pushes to get more and more money, when it's already ridiculous.

Respect to the players that want to play the game first, THEN get paid. We all want to get paid. But when you're already making $10 million a year, do you really need to ask for more? To play a sport nonetheless? Get real...
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Old July 6th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #19
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Super late on this, but thats why sports are money driven..

I think that is why for the past year, i re-found my love for soccer, where you have a lot more people playing for pride. Of course money is involve, it is still a business and they still got to get paid. But the regular MLS player makes as much as a regular school teacher, and an entry player makes as much as a full time mcdonald's employee...

here is an article written written by US World Cup Squad member Herculez Gomez that explains how he had to leave the US to make it in the soccer world

Herculez Gomez: Pursuing The American Dream… Abroad The Shin Guardian
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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #20
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Eh. We should talk about what European players make. You could compare this to American baseball players' salary vs. the average professional Japanese baseball player.
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