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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post

Lakers minus Kobe playing out of their minds.

Don't jinx it! If the Spurs win, Steve will come out of hiding again and brag that San Antonio will finally 3-peat with this deep team.
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Don't jinx it! If the Spurs win, Steve will come out of hiding again and brag that San Antonio will finally 3-peat with this deep team.

Didn't get to see it. Had to pick up friend from airport. 2 more games to go. Let's see who wins those.
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Not sure what was more impressive, Lakers demolishing the Spurs so comprehensively, or Clips comeback va Okc
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Lakers baby Lakers
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Originally Posted by jet

Spurs baby Spurs.
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And a little something for our very own Fat Mod Steevey Beezey:
""Listen, and understand. Tim Duncan is out there. He can't be bargained with. He can't be reasoned with. He doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.""


http://www.poundingtherock.com/2012/4/8/2933702/the-san-antonio-spurs-villians-of-the-nba
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In case you had any doubt, Boston is full of assholes.
http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/04/11/12/Rondo-Allen-not-interested-in-Olympics/landing_heat.html?blockID=706938&feedID=3798

http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/7801502/nba-olympians-compensated
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MIAMI -- Count two-time Olympian and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade among those who believe NBA players should be paid for playing with Team USA in the London Olympics.

Wade, the leading scorer on the 2008 national team that won a gold medal in China, said he agreed with Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen that players should be compensated for their time participating in the Summer Games.
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^what a bunch of dickheads

Spurs lose baby spurs lose baby.
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Really surprised about Ray Allens comment. On Wade, not so much.
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meh, I'm not surprised and probably lean toward them getting compensated.

Who gets the money from the jersey sales? Does it go to the NBA or to like some general pool to support the athletes?
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Lakers baby Lakers

just popped in to say hi stevie!
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Really surprised about Ray Allens comment. On Wade, not so much.

asking for money for the olympics is an asshole move, but in soccer world cup bonuses from countries (even the USA) are huge: http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/blog/dirty-tackle/post/U-S-would-get-record-20-million-bonus-for-winn?urn=sow,245513

the pool of players got something like a million just for qualifying for the world cup in 2010.

the olympics is basically the biggest stage for world basketball.

just to turn the tables a bit... but think about how the NCAA/colleges rapes the players with the billions they earn from college football and college basketball and the players don't really get shit. the olympics has become a huge money billion dollar cash cow that still has the lame guise of being an amateur athletic event. sales of USA olympic jerseys/shoes and apparel alone is huge.

oh yeah that reminds me... i bought these babies back in the day:

air-jordan-7-vii-olympic-love-of-game-02.jpg

I mowed tons of lawns and saved up to buy them that summer in 8th grade. Then I made varsity baseball (div 1A bitch!) as a freshman and rookie hazing had me being thrown off a 20 foot bridge into a salt water river - fully clothed and wearing my brand new Jordan Olympic shoes.

ffffuuuu.gif

Some upper classmen were pissed that an incoming freshman made varsity.
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Who gets the money from the jersey sales? Does it go to the NBA or to like some general pool to support the athletes?

USA jersey sales? Part of it probably go to the Olympics committee but none for the players. But really these used to be college players and those guys were not, and never expected, to be compensated. The thing is being in the Olympics is optional, it isn't required. If these egotistical idiots doesn't want to go, I am sure there are others who are dying to take their spots. So fuck these guys, let those who want a gold medal go let these overpaid athletes have their summer break.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Really surprised about Ray Allens comment. On Wade, not so much.

asking for money for the olympics is an asshole move, but in soccer world cup bonuses from countries (even the USA) are huge: http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/blog/dirty-tackle/post/U-S-would-get-record-20-million-bonus-for-winn?urn=sow,245513

the pool of players got something like a million just for qualifying for the world cup in 2010.

the olympics is basically the biggest stage for world basketball.

just to turn the tables a bit... but think about how the NCAA/colleges rapes the players with the billions they earn from college football and college basketball and the players don't really get shit. the olympics has become a huge money billion dollar cash cow that still has the lame guise of being an amateur athletic event. sales of USA olympic jerseys/shoes and apparel alone is huge.

But these guys makes millions already, these guys aren't struggling to work at Home Depot like Delonte West. These guys are/were the top paid players in the league. Still a shitty move if you ask me.
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