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How greedy are people??

HHassist's picture

I just read an article about an NBA player who thinks that NBA players should be paid to play in the Olympics (more specifically, American players on the US team). According to him, these players are different than other athletes -- the mere opportunity to represent their country at the Olympics isn't enough for them. And after a "gruelling" 82-game season, all they want to do in the summer is relax and chill out.

This guy needs a serious reality check. Oh, poor NBA players, raking in millions of bucks a year and making millions more from endorsements. Poor NBA players, being asked to "work" during their summers off. If I had a job where I only had to go to work 82 times a year, made disgusting amounts of money for playing a sport, and had summers off, I don't think I would complain about spending a few weeks in the summer playing bball for free at the Olympics.

I say, screw the NBA players, and give a chance to college players who would appreciate being selected to represent their country at the biggest sporting event in the world. And if the US doesn't win gold because their team isn't loaded with NBA stars, oh boo-hoo, too bad, how sad!! Is that all it's about, being #1??

Sorry, I know there bigger & more serious issues in the world. But this guy's attitude disgusts me, and I needed to vent!!

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Anonymous's picture

The Olympics are supposed to be for amatueur athletes, after all. Although that's sort of changed over the years. Too bad....

The NBA is full of hypocrites. They used to have a "Stay in school campaign", where they ran advertisements encouraging kids to stay in school. At the same time, the Minnesota Timberwiolves offered a high school student a multi-million dollar contract. What's he going to do, stay in school or go to the NBA?? Then when he was offered a $102,000,000 (that's $102 MILLION) contract extension a couple of years later, he turned it down. He ended up getting $126 million.

Just sickening!!

Anonymous's picture

That's pretty bad! I don't understand why athletes make that kind of money in the first place, so this just really pushes it over the line...puh-lease!

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