NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    in my post I agree and call them assholes for asking for money... its crass.

    but allen has a point... lebron, wade, howard, kobe.... they are mini corporations who are worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year for their team, families, ect ect... basically if one gets seriously injured then the potential for financial loss is astronomical. lebron leaving cleveland practically killed the cavs (and resulting economic hit around the arena ect ect).

    its almost a better more sane move to not be in the olympics (especially if you've already won a gold medal in the past)... with the condensed/shortened season, playoffs, and olympics these mini corporations who thousands of people depend on for their lifeblood its a huge risk.

    but in the end to ask for money when you're already rich is uncouth and crass.
     
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  2. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Straight up dick move.

    Now, using an individuals namesake or likeness is another matter.

    But still, these guys do get paid by raising their profile and building their brand. Think about Nike wanting 'Melo on the team.
     
  3. fir3fox

    fir3fox Senior member

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    I can see your point, millionaires deff make for bad martyrs.

    But tbo, I'd rather see the money go to the players than the NBA or Starter or ROOTS or whoever is banking on the athletes this go around.
     
  4. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I never understood this "people are rich, so they should do X for free". The Olympics isn't a cakewalk, it's work for these guys. Work that they have to do during their vacation from their jobs. Why should they do it for free? The team needs them, not the other way around. I'm sure anyone here asked to take that much time away from your vacation to work, and risk an injury that could end your career, would also want to get compensated.
     
  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think for some of these players, international exposure is enough. They can expand their market.

    Like I said, if it's injury they fear,e specially for someone like Allen who is now a bit more fragile, participation is optional. I am sure someone else will be willing to take their place.

    I don't think the NBA makes money on it though. I didn't read the articles posted so correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  6. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    i understand what you're saying, but it's a pity. i'm old-school (or just old) enough to remember when olympic athletes competed for the love of it ... they trained on their own and professionals were completely excluded. today, i'm afraid, it's just another big-buck extravaganza.
     
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    Yes but women also had pubic hair back then.
     
  8. Imhoff

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    Do "normal" olypmic atheletes get paid to participate in the olympics? I know those who get medals can get some $$ and endorsement deals afterwards, but what about those who trained for years and don't medal.
     
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  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Why does the Clippers always have a hard time against Minnesota? Love isn't even playing tonight.
     
  10. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think just sponsorships like Phelps for example. To be honest, can they really directly pay these athletes to play though? Isn't there some regulations where these guys have to play for free and for their country or something? I mean at least the athletes gets medals when they win, the coaches gets nothing.
     
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    Exactly, soooooo, for the NBA players who want to play in the olympics, why should they feel the need to get paid?
     
  12. fir3fox

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    Probably because they sell jerseys with their names and numbers on them?

    Is NBC the only one allowed to make money on this?
     
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  13. foodguy

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    i believe their training is paid for, which includes a salary stipend. i covered track and field for a while, and some of those guys are pulling down big money ... ball-boy stuff by nba standards, but a couple hundred thousand a year.
     
  14. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    But do you know where the money goes? I mean if Nike is the jersey sponsor, sure Nike makes money but the profits must go to the Olympic committee or something? It's not like it all goes to money grubbing execs. I mean these brands does go on a bidding war to sponsor these countries so they must pay a hefty sum too.
     
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  15. fir3fox

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    Yah, see... that I don't know.
     

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