This is to all you NBA players who are threatening to leave to go overseas if the NBA doesnt give you want. Your league is losing money; your owners are losing money; you country is losing money. The majority of your fan base makes less than 100k a year and you want to sit here on a national stage and tell the world that if the Owners do what they have to do to survive you will take your game overseas. Pay cuts by a third. Its a big pay cut. Lets start with Deron Williams. 20 million per that a 6.67 million dollar paycut. That is a lot of money. But if you can live off of 13 million a year, you should be shot for stupidity. We dont need people like that as role models. Be greatfull you are able to make money at all for a job that is something most people do for free. The Love of the game. Let me do the Math for some of you NBA players that think you can live without being the highest paid guy. 13 million over 4 years 52 million dollars. (Raise of hands - How many people make that in a lifetime?) Not many. People like my dad talk about a lottery that is 3-10 million and how that would take care of him and the family for life. Its not a lie. With 52 million you should never ever have to worry about money again. Here are some things I am trying to get spread of some social networks that I posted.
To all you NBA players out there who say they will go overseas if the NBA doesnt give you what you want; let me speak for all Americans, GOOD BYE!! For all you players who think you are better than all the people who come and watch you play, let me speak for all Americans, GOOD BYE!!
Just an FYI, there are plenty of people that would love to play for an NBA team, and you will not be missed. Last I checked Americans are in a economic downfall and still pay good money to watch you play. If you want to complain losing 4 million of your 20 million just to save your sport than you dont deserve to be here and we would love for you to leave!!!
Most Americans who come to watch you play dont even make 100k a year. We do not mind you leaving. There are plenty of playing in college that will take your place. This is America. The home of the free and the brave. This is the home of Basketball. Deron who? Kobe who? Noah who? You want to leave? Dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!!!
We as fans have to stand up to these overpaid babies and let them know that we stand behind a program that is best for the game. We have to let the league know that we do care about player safety and that they should be mandated to put a certain percentage away for their retirement. We are not going to stand for stupidity anymore. If they dont want to be apart of it, let the league and the players wanting to better this game that we are behind them 100%.
Spread this like wild fire everywhere - twitter, facebook, myspace. Let the world know we as fans are done with all these overpaid cry babies that think they have it bad. Time for them to get in the real world.