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That looks real. It's not in great condition, though. I've encountered this type of thick silk hermes several times.
Heard some thoughts about the Wade move from the Simmons pcast. The ideas is that there wasn't interest in Miami to bring him back. Riley gave the appearance that he was 'negotiating' with Wade, but he didn't really want him. Riley saw the mess that was Kobe's exit and he didn't want any part of it. Makes sense, as it's true that the $10m they were apart wasn't the reason... they basically told him they didn't want him. Wade was sorta forced to go looking for a new...
Closing my entire FB position for good tomorrow, 75% return. I've lost conviction, and Zuckerberg is too in control. I don't like him, or FB policies. I'm worried this social media garbooge is reaching an inflection point of malaise. I saw the documentary Facebookistan, which didn't change my views too much, but there was one poignant moment where a hidden camera was placed in a store. When a customer came in to buy a pastry or whatever, the cashier forced them to...
Well, Jet's not. Take solace in that, whatever little it's worth.
It's a measured choice that some might find irrational, in that respect point taken. Personally, the difference is I don't spend any money on it, and DVR the games so don't get exposed to advertising stoppages minimizing my time investment. When I'm busy, which I usually am, I don't watch games. I might watch 20 a season non-playoffs. This year I was working on an addition to the homestead so really only watched the SAS-OKC series, west conf finals and finals.My...
So you know how we all make fun of the donkey's waiting in line outside the apple stores for the new phone? We're the same people that will wait 2 hours in line for a Kobe autograph or a free Lakers t-shirt. Brand loyalty in both instances.Jet has a "relationship" with the Lakers, even though they have no clue who this downtrodden liquor store employee is, akin to him being in love with the chick working at Chipotle across the street who he's never met. It's a...
You're referencing this from the perspective of the business. I'm talking about the perspective of the consumer. Of course a business wants loyalty, it facilitates extracting as much money from the suckers as possible. Now I have a "relationship" with Starbucks? Last time I looked it was just fucking coffee.
The poster child for brand loyalty speaks. You type that on your iPhone at a stop light in your '87 318i?Giving time/treasure to a sports franchise manipulating you into a phony emotional investment to then extract your money is beyond me. You get absolutely nothing out of it. It's irrational.
And like I said, it's just masked self interest. Goodwill towards the "brand" is just code for more money in the owner's pockets. They don't give a shit about the player anymore than the player gives a shit about the team. Anymore than Starbucks gives a shit about loyalty when they award loyalty points to coffee-tards. As voiced by many of former player, it's all about keeping those NBA checks coming for a long as possible.Legacy, from a player's perspective, is the...
This rich athlete's respect obsession is a demand for idolization. They paid the man millions and millions over a career to bounce around a little ball. They owe him jack shit. If Wade had nothing to gain staying in MIA, then the team had nothing to gain by overpaying him to be there.If Wade thinks "I'll show them" then he made a bad business decision. If I was Riley, I would have got in front of it July 1: "since we're not going to be contenders next year and likely...
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