Mr. Crackerz wrote:migya wrote:Ray Allen is one of a handful of veterans to have been in the NBA during the lockout of 1998.
He expressed disappointment with the current situation to the Boston Globe.
“I think of Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Dr. J, and I almost feel just . . . the money we make, not only as players but as owners, the money that’s in the loop is so outstanding, it’s almost embarrassing we can make this type of money and then we can haggle over what we haggle over,’’ Allen said. “It’s important that the game is at an all-time high and I believe that those players in the ’70s and ’80s, they built us to this point to where we can afford the salaries that we all afford, and we just have to remember that. We’ve got to take this game to the next level and know that this is bigger than us.’’
Well said Ray Allen and totally true
agreed. Salaries are ridiculus in the nba. Too many mediocre players getting paid like superstars. Maybe making contracts not fully guarenteed will make more teams competitive... though the players union will never go for that.
Non guaranteed contracts are the way to go. After all, it is like that in most jobs; You don't perform up to the standard expected, you get fired or get less money