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Oct 05

Too Much Greed

By mbmurr1
For a bunch of greedy uneducated athletes the NBA players association is not very smart. Greedy.... yes most all NBA players are way over paid. Uneducated....... yes how many NBA players actually went to class and earned a grade like the rest of us not to mention how many of them lived up to their scholarship and graduated? The answer is not too many. If their greed is going to last I say let them find a real job because the job market is tough and an NBA player with no real life work experience can't do much but stock things on the top shelf or say "do you want fries with that?" I am tired of the greed of athletes saying "I don't make enough money, How am I supposed to live on 3-5 million a year?" Drug dealers don't make as much as most NBA players and they live pretty well. The majority of us live on 50k a year or less and we get by. Try climbing down from your padded clouds and walk a mile through the mud like the rest of us. Then these unfair contracts will look like the silver lining in the clouds that they are.  GREEDY, SELFISH, CHILDREN............ GROW UP!!!!!!!!!  
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2 Comments

  1. Well said

    by mbmurr1 on 10/6/2011 9:43 AM
  2. you appear to have absolutely no idea of the issues of the current lockout. the players union is not asking for more. in fact, it has made several financial concessions during these talks, which will end up coming directly out of the players' pockets. there are only 450 people in the entire world who make an nba roster each season. it's a truly elite group. the smaller the elite group, the more money they can garner. i don't blame the players for asking for as much as they can get. i would. and you also have to keep in mind that the average professional life of a player is around five years, and the fact that not all players in the league make elitist salaries. your assumption that all the players are uneducated is completely without merit. while that may be your opinion, the majority did go to class and earn a grade. there are guidelines which require players to have a minimum gpa in order to be eligible to play. these guidelines apply to both college and high school players. you seem not to be taking into account that the owners have offered the large contracts to the players who earn them. over the past 15 years, the league has gotten itself into this mess. now, they're using the cba negotiations to try and force the players to bail the league out of this mess. finally, it's no secret that public opinion is that the nba is one of the most mismanaged leagues in the world of sports. the nba model, which the commissioner adopted when he took over in the late 1970s, is not working. the whole system needs to be revamped. mbmurr1, please, if you're going to comment on something, learn the facts about it first.

    ~ KMM

    by Kassandra on 10/11/2011 8:35 AM
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