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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    well he took $2 million/year less than he could elsewhere, so no it wasn't an easier path. also joining up with a three near max all stars doesn't mean it's easier. it means you play more minutes and you have less role players so everything's on your shoulder. plus after the decision there was tons of pressure for them to win championships.
     
  2. idfnl

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    I disagree. As rich as he is, 2m is nothing. And its not easier to join 2 other max all stars? What player wants to play less minutes?

    There was only the pressure they invented for themselves with not 1 not 2 not 3 and so on.
     
  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    LOL, $2M of somebody else's money is so easy to leave on the table.
     
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    Did you read indesertum's post at all?
     
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  5. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Maybe. Depends on whether you want money or rings. It's situational. Sometimes you can have both, sometimes you sacrifice one for the other.
     
  6. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Would you leave $2 million on the table?

    Definitely isn't easy no matter how much you earn and my point was bigger than just the salary
     
  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Not just $2mil but $2mil a year.

    And championships are never guaranteed so in the end you could be throwing all that away for nothing.
     
  8. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    This is the essence of risk.
     
  9. indesertum

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    well i did say $2mill a year earlier.

    yes it is the essence of risk but you're trying to argue that it was easy for lebron. it's not. even you admit it was risky
     
  10. indesertum

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    wtf? isaiah thomas is heading to the suns?

    why??? they need a stretch 4 more than anything and a center....



    are they getting rid of bledsoe?
     
  11. idfnl

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    I know what you're saying but things become much easier when you have fuck you money. A dude who drops his entire life savings for a business is taking a risk. A really rich person taking a bit less money in exchange for a better chance to win a championship is just not the same in context. Lebron would live the high life on a beach if he didn't succeed, the other guy would end up destitute. Its just not the same.
     
  12. indesertum

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    wtf bosh stays with heat


    whyyyyyyyyyy. you would've been perfect in houston
     
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    I wonder how much differently millionaire athletes balance money/their jobs and personal happiness/their lives than regular Joes.

    For regular Joes, being successful at one's job doesn't necessarily translate to happiness if one happens to have personal goals that their jobs just aren't helping them achieve.

    Perhaps LeBron was still unhappy in Miami despite the championships? Maybe it was public and private peer pressure on him, rather than personal desire, to win that he thought he would be happy winning rings?

    After all, I think regular Joes can be unhappy despite success at their jobs if they just happen to not want 'success' at their jobs because they have life goals that they just aren't achieving at their jobs.

    Maybe LeBron realized he had let the public and other individuals define his goals for happiness (winning rings) as opposed to himself following his own desires (maybe helping his hometown/community or bringing excitement/happiness to his hometown, which happens to be a notoriously unlucky sports town that hasn't won anything since around 30 years before LeBron was born)?
     
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  14. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    What is with all of this saviour of basketball/ return of the King crap??

    Why don't people call it what it is? He left an aging Heat team for a younger, more promising core in the Cavs. The team he left Miami for just happens to be his home town.
     
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    Thanks for clearing this up. Yeah, I'm done trying to make sense of the current CBA...

    And yeah, echoing the sentiments of a lot of posters in here about Bosh re-signing with the Heat. Stupid. He was the perfect fit for Houston. Guess those "crazy cousins" in Houston really are lunatics...
     
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    Or maybe that extra $30M+ and living in South Beach was just too much to pass up.
     
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    Yeah, of course. I guess winning doesn't mean much to him anymore. Shame because I think he's still got a lot of good years left in him and he can push a team on the cusp of reaching that title contender level over the top.

    Hopefully this means we'll see more of the old CB1 from Toronto now and less of the CB4 from the Big 3 era in Miami. I want to see him play more in the low post and be that 20 and 10 guy again.
     
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  18. UnFacconable

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    I think you're missing the boat on what $2 million in salary means to Lebron. If he wants to make another $2 m a year, he signs a deal with Turkish Airlines and does some stupid commercials or he makes a few more personal appearances. The dude can print money - he decides how much he wants to make and he goes and gets it. He just cashed $30m reportedly from the Beats deal. The fundamentals work differently when you are a marketable superstar.
     
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  19. indesertum

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    Lebron wrote in SI why he's moving. It was less about money and more about winning a championship in his hometown where he grew up. Of course money helps and he has a young core but he doesn't have delusions about winning not 1 not 2
     
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    I think it's sort of similar to CEOs who make $1 salaries.
     

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