Beast Mode wrote:I can't believe one of you dumb as*es said "I don't think players should be allowed to take less to play somewhere they want." Are you ****ing kidding me? Thats why I hate stupid fans. You guys always b*tch and moan when someone takes too much money to where it jeopardizes the team and it's obvious winning isn't in their plans... but when a guy takes less money to try to win a championship people slander that too?
Shut the f*ck up
Are they playing for the NBA or are they playing for a specific team? The NBA suffers by allowing players to choose their teams. The NBA suffers because the salary cap isn't real.
Most of the players just don't want to play where it's cold, for instance. Most of the players want to play where they will get more media exposure. There is nothing wrong with the players wanting this, but it lessens the league. The NBA allows this to happen, and it doesn't need to.
The NBA is like McDonalds. Each McDonalds is owned by a different person but they are part of the McDonald's franchise. They have to obey the franchise rules or they get the boot. If an employee at McDonalds X would rather work at McDonalds Y that's all fine and good, but the McDonalds franchise can decide that isn't allowed. If the employee doesn't like it then he can quit. If the NBA decides free agents have to go to the highest bidding team then that's how it's going to be. They could always quit and play in Europe.
It's not like these multi-million dollar babies are getting spanked by the league if they have to play in say Minnesota. Aww Rubio's mommy doesn't like the cold weather so Rubio is going to screw the T-Wolves. Ridiculous! The NBA could say that if you enter the draft, and then choose to play in Europe, you can't come back to the NBA. It can be as simple as that. The NBA could say all players have to wear pink party hats if they wanted to. If the player doesn't like it then don't join the NBA.
BTW I don't bitch when a player asks for more money. They should try to make as much as they can. I do kinda blame the players a bit for all trying to jump aboard the winning team. It's kinda like they are taking the easy way out. That being said the majority of the blame should be placed upon the NBA itself. They allow it to happen and it has greatly imbalanced the league.