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rand3h
03-07-2010, 08:21 PM
It's amazing because we are starting to see players from the early 2000's rounding out their careers. What's Kobe going to do when he's retired??? We all know where Shaq will be (Police Enforcement). Life as an NBA player is so uncertain but as fans, we don't see it. So in light of Lindsey Hunter's career, I just wanted to see what some of the PSD posters would do if you were in his position.

Would you...

1. Look for a Front-Office Position (Kerr) (Del Negro)
2. Become a Minority Owner (Highly unlikely as only MJ has had enough money to do this)
3. Play Overseas to extend your basketball career (Starbury in Asia)
4. Rely on becoming a TV Analyst (Barkley) (Jay Williams) (Kenny Smith)
5. Start your own business venture
6. Become an assistant coach

jetsfan28
03-07-2010, 08:23 PM
I become that really weird guy who goes to all of the games and gets in for free even though I don't really have a spot with the team (they give me some made up ****, like consultant, but I'm never consulted), until it gets to the point where it becomes sad and then someone makes a kickass documentary about me.

iggypop123
03-07-2010, 08:23 PM
have sex with your wife and swim in your money

rand3h
03-07-2010, 09:26 PM
I become that really weird guy who goes to all of the games and gets in for free even though I don't really have a spot with the team (they give me some made up ****, like consultant, but I'm never consulted), until it gets to the point where it becomes sad and then someone makes a kickass documentary about me.

Are we talking about Magic? I know he got refused entry at MSG.


have sex with your wife and swim in your money

money doesn't last forever. and when it's gone, the wife COULD be gone too.

Angel2Maverick
03-07-2010, 09:39 PM
have sex with your wife and swim in your money

Most likely

jetsfan28
03-07-2010, 09:43 PM
Are we talking about Magic? I know he got refused entry at MSG.

No one specific, there are a few guys like that. Dwight Gooden has been showing up at Met games, for example.

SirCarlton
03-07-2010, 09:46 PM
why would you want to do anything besides relax, get fat, and spend time with your family

SirCarlton
03-07-2010, 09:48 PM
money doesn't forever. and when it's gone, it's possible your wife could be too.[/QUOTE]


if you're in the nba even making the minimum for long enough, you can live off of that...not everyone needs to be horrifically extravagant just because they played professional sports.
:facepalm:

ramz.n
03-07-2010, 09:53 PM
I'd probably play over seas, even if your not the best, people will consider you as a God...like look at damon jones, he might not play in Asia but he has an asian shoe endorsement over there that I have not seen here but its quite popular there.

Tribe
03-07-2010, 09:54 PM
all depends...If I had no family I would go overseas and play to keep the $$$ flow coming in, travel, and network, for a 2nd career in scouting / coaching

If had a family I would probably do nothing at all ... maybe hold expensive *** basketball clinics or get an assistant coaching job at a local high school or something

Fury
03-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Espn!!!

ramz.n
03-07-2010, 09:55 PM
money doesn't forever. and when it's gone, it's possible your wife could be too.


if you're in the nba even making the minimum for long enough, you can live off of that...not everyone needs to be horrifically extravagant just because they played professional sports.
:facepalm:[/QUOTE]

lol you will need more than the minimum unless you want to downgrade to a smaller home, less extravagant car and reduce the consumption of necessary things like "bling" :p

SirCarlton
03-07-2010, 10:02 PM
lol you will need more than the minimum unless you want to downgrade to a smaller home, less extravagant car and reduce the consumption of necessary things like "bling" :p

and why do you need to be doing that in the first place???not only does the salary cover but as would the pension you receive

_KB24_
03-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Take advantage of your position and go into politics. (Kevin Johnson is GOAT!)

AIsixersFK
03-07-2010, 10:21 PM
invest my money into something so i'll never run out and i'll still be able to buy useless items like cars, make trips etc. And then i'd **** *****es all day

TheWatcher34
03-07-2010, 10:30 PM
play high stakes poker and travel the world.

td0tsfinest
03-07-2010, 10:49 PM
I just retire. Invest some of my money into stocks and just chillax for the rest of my life. and **** *****es.

Strumpy
03-07-2010, 11:19 PM
Have some famous sports journalist/reporter write a book about me and how great I am ($$$) and do guest commentary on shows and such. Can't forget about ****ing *****es.

rand3h
03-08-2010, 01:00 AM
****ing *****es seems to be the popular answer. sounds like we have would-be DENNIS RODMANS up in PSD hahahaha

iAdrian
03-08-2010, 01:29 AM
Get a job as a commentator or analyst for a sports site.

Meth
03-08-2010, 02:33 AM
Become a miser living in my grandmother's basement.

E.O.21
03-08-2010, 02:52 AM
have sex with your wife and swim in your money

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Exactly

JasonJohnHorn
03-08-2010, 09:45 AM
Whiskey and whores!

And KB24, Dave Bing, as Kevin Johnson did, has also gone into politics.

And minority owner is not out of the question for any player who handles their money right. Magic Johnson was (and I think still is) a minority owner in the Lakers, and guys like Kobe, James and Shaq all have made the kind of money you'd need to buy a stake in a team and guys like Wade and Howard likely will. Hell, even a guy like Antoine Walker made enough to buy into a team (Jordan recently bought a majority ownership for 175 million, but he already had a minority ownership and a team can cost around 300 million, so any player who makes close to 200 million in his career could potentiall buy into a team if they were smart with their money).

Coach works well for point guards, but few big men have done well by it (some have and I think Bill Lambere will make a solid coach if anybody gives him a shot). Overseas isn't too much of an option for most guys unless they really love the game and want to keep playing. I think Marbury is just doing it for a pay check, but guys like Pippen, Rodman and Wilkens have all done it.

But I'll stick with the whiskey and whores.

mikantsass
03-08-2010, 09:57 AM
I'd open up a restaraunt, cigar bar, and flip houses.

GunFactor187
03-08-2010, 10:03 AM
Reach out to TNT for a job.

CQSox305
03-08-2010, 10:06 AM
If I was a star player. I would retire between 30-35 and spend the rest of my days living in some mansion in Miami with exotic sports cars. I guess I would also do some charity work if I had more money than I could use.

knickerbockerny
03-08-2010, 10:31 AM
It all depends on what type of player you were. But overall I would stay away from most investment, because this is one of the ways athletes lose their money quickly. Although I would open up things that bring me quick cash for a lifetime, like a couple restaurants, a barbershop etc.

If I was a star player I would retire around 35, hold basketball camps and seminars with my name attached to them and cash in. I would also try to get a job with ESPN, TNT, or NBA TV, if that fails I would take a coaching/scouting position on the college or pro level. Someone is going to want to use my celebrity.

If I was an average player I would stay as long as I could, when my time runs up I would go back to school, finish up my undergraduate degree and go to some sort of graduate school (whether medical, law, etc.). Become a family man, and live in a middle to upper class neighborhood.

JackB
03-08-2010, 10:35 AM
Most players are broke five years after they leave the game. The percentage is very high.

Jaji
03-08-2010, 11:21 AM
NBA money could last forever if you don't buy 10 Ferraris, 5 Lambos, 2 Bentleys and enough jewelry to make the price of gold drop.

KnicksorBust
03-08-2010, 12:10 PM
invest my money into something so i'll never run out and i'll still be able to buy useless items like cars, make trips etc. And then i'd **** *****es all day

trap babies? you sick bastard


I just retire. Invest some of my money into stocks and just chillax for the rest of my life. and **** *****es.

bunch of creeps.


play high stakes poker and travel the world.

Great answer. It'd be great to hear that trademark "raisey-daisey" across the table.

rand3h
03-08-2010, 02:50 PM
this is turning out to be a very interesting thread. i am aware that most players do become broke because they've maintained an expensive lifestyle with their money. I don't forsee this becoming a huge problem in the future as all rookies are now expected to spend a year in college. The ERA of Kobe Bryants, Kevin Garnetts, Lebron James' and other NBA players who skipped college will have no choice but find a way to create income.

wileyisTOFU
03-08-2010, 03:42 PM
softcore porn? Can never have enough well endowed tatted up dudes on cinemax