An obvious troll thread, going by the thread title and **** poll options
Nonetheless, I don't see anything wrongly said by him, enough to warrant a stupid thread like this by a probable Laker/Knicks/Bulls fan
Is lebron underpaid?
Is he paid what he's worth?
Depends on how much he has to share with the refs
I no longer care about anything here except for the Entertainment Forum, which sucks; the Music forum, which sucks; and the Magic forum, which does NOT suck.
Except for all of y'all.
"It’s absolutely ludicrous” (to judge players based on whether they’ve won a title.)
He seems fine with being underpaid, and his true market value is much higher. He was asked a question and he responded. It's not as if he's out there crying about what he's paid, nor instigating the conversation. He just understands that his value is much higher."I have not had a full max deal yet in my career -- that's a story untold," James said.
"I don't get (the credit) for it. That doesn't matter to me; playing the game is what matters to me. Financially, I'll sacrifice for the team. It shows for some of the top guys, it isn't all about money. That's the genuine side of this, it's about winning. I understand that."
With the way money is thrown around in baseball then yes Lebron James is underpaid. He isnt wrong
Probably the stupidest poll I've ever come across too.
But yes I agree he's still not getting paid what he's worth, in comparison to other contracts, cuz really just about every player is overpaid. No one should be making $20mil to play basketball but that's how it is these days. And baseball contracts are just ridiculous now. Can you imagine making $30 million for just one season of playing baseball. That's just insane.
Basically what Lebron is saying is that even if they payed him Jordan type dollar, it still wouldn't compensate for what he brings on the basketball court.
See, people act like we make a big deal about everything he does, but we sure as #### didin't start that. What I said earlier reminds me.. Espn and whovever else made a big deal about him in the first place. Remember the High school games of his on national TV? And don't front, I know they do it more often now, but back them you didn't see **** but the McD's All star game back then from high schoolers with rare exception. He had several games on If I remember correctly. Remember the Hummer? and the toy hummer he drove on the court after he got in trouble for it? That all was all over sportcenter, lead stuff. Is that the first time that's ever happened in the history of high school athletics? If not why did it get so much play? so don't act like I started the fire just cause I warm my hands by it. They have talked incessently about him, publicized him and hyped him from the Very beginning. I'm just reponding to what's in front of me,equal proprtion, no more, no less
Sorry, I did that big block thing again Paragraphs next time....
Actually, if we applied some of the NBA/David Stern's tightly regulated system of "enlightened socialism" or whatever you want to call it to big business in America... maybe through a kind of "state capitalism" or something like that, it might not be terrible.
For instance, if the CEO of a wall st firm, or a telecom giant, or a movie studio, or a bank or an energy company or whatever is pulling down $250M+ a year in salary and bonuses... I mean, is that proportional to the amount of value that he is generating for the company or the stockholders? Like, he went all Les Grossman on some Chinese banker and closed the big billion dollar deal or something, and if we didn't pay him $250M he would go work for somebody else, or what?
It just seems like if those top salaries were regulated a bit, just to be in line as a reasonable percentage of profits, or of the overall salary structure. Like, ok maybe the CEO is really good, but he is worth 2,000x of what an average account executive is worth? Maybe they should limit him to $150M a year, and spread some of that money around the other salaries. Or like the NBA make highly profitable companies "revenue share" with less profitable companies so markets don't get dominated by monopolies.
Just spit-balling here