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  • Is lebron underpaid?

    42 48.28%
  • Is he paid what he's worth?

    14 16.09%
  • Depends on how much he has to share with the refs

    31 35.63%
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    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
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    Hell no, he (Durant) is too humble of a player and I only like humble players.
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    He lost with HCA, while having 5 time champion Derek Fisher coming off the bench!
    PWND!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynny67 View Post
    Lebron says he deserves credit for taking less with to sign with MIA.

    Hopefully people realize that's a bunch of BS, cuz of the tax laws in FLA, it's already been proven that he will make more money with the contract he signed with MIA, then he would have if he signed a max deal with another team, for example NY.

    Nice try though, I guess......
    Do you have anything to prove your point he would make more?

    Also for the 41 home games he doesn't pay taxes. Any away game outside of Florida he has to pay that states taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynny67 View Post
    Lebron says he deserves credit for taking less with to sign with MIA.

    Hopefully people realize that's a bunch of BS, cuz of the tax laws in FLA, it's already been proven that he will make more money with the contract he signed with MIA, then he would have if he signed a max deal with another team, for example NY.

    Nice try though, I guess......
    True, but hes not just talking about what he could have made elsewhere, but what he could make if he were paid what hes fiscally worth. Its a shot at the new CBA as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Leethal View Post
    He's right. He would be getting $250M max contracts in MLB.
    Hell, if I'm any star NBA player I'm definitely salty about that. I mean, A-Rod getting well close to (or over?) $500 million for his career?!?! Malarkey! These NBA players are easily worth that for a lot of franchises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seguin View Post
    The problem isn't the amout of posts you have, it's that you're not that smart
    Thats harsh. Sometimes jokes come off as trolling


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManRamForPrez24 View Post
    Hell, if I'm any star NBA player I'm definitely salty about that. I mean, A-Rod getting well close to (or over?) $500 million for his career?!?! Malarkey! These NBA players are easily worth that for a lot of franchises.
    I would love a system in which Bron makes an absurd amount of money and someone like Rudy Gay makes 4M. The superstars carry this league and with this system, essentially provide the excess for subpar talent/ownership.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ILLUSIONIST^248 View Post
    Maybe that son of a ***** should have stayed put in cleveland. Then he would be getting 30 mil a year.

    What do you expect Lebron? Would you life to be payed 40 mil and have a superteam as well?
    Did you read the article before your naive criticism? Obviously not.

    "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."
    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.

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    With the way money is thrown around in baseball then yes Lebron James is underpaid. He isnt wrong

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    Probably the stupidest poll I've ever come across too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    True, but hes not just talking about what he could have made elsewhere, but what he could make if he were paid what hes fiscally worth. Its a shot at the new CBA as well.
    Agreed. He should be making more money overall. But for him to say he deserves credit for taking "less" money is just wrong, since he's actually making more than if he signed a max with another team.

    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.

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    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.

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    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....

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    Quote Originally Posted by abe_froman View Post
    there was an econ article a few years ago about how much he should be making,if only i could remember were i saw it.but the numbers are truly striking
    Yeah, I saw some of those articles, very interesting.

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotoHcarolina52 View Post
    A winner and a champ
    I do love quotes like that.

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    "I agree, NBA players in general are underpaid for their performance."

    -Eddy Curry
    On Russel Westbrook's Chances at Defensive Player of the Year:

    Quote Originally Posted by Money_23 View Post
    I think he has a good case. He's the only guy who can hold Durant to under 30 points a game.

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