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LTBaByyy
02-13-2011, 01:39 AM
I am looking at some of these guys bc it is the 4th quarter and they avg like 3 pts a game

Is it time to give up and find a real job? Bc they don't get paid much at all

I know most of them have college degrees cause they aren't good enough to leave early

Lol it is really bothering me

EDIT: The ones on the bench make make $12,000 a season, that's $500 a week

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-13-2011, 01:44 AM
so???

Raps18-19 Champ
02-13-2011, 01:47 AM
I say for them to give up on life if basketball is the only thing they are good at.

LTBaByyy
02-13-2011, 01:49 AM
I say for them to give up on life if basketball is the only thing they are good at.

Hahahahaha well dang

I'm just saying most, if not all of them have college degrees bc they were 4 year players

Raps18-19 Champ
02-13-2011, 01:52 AM
Hahahahaha well dang

I'm just saying most, if not all of them have college degrees bc they were 4 year players

Well if they don't they better go get one.


I always found it sad how some student in HS took a 6th year to keep playing basketball for a chance to go to a school. Some don't try in school either.

footballer2369
02-13-2011, 01:53 AM
Some people love to play ball and their salaries are pretty much just pocket money for them since they get everything paid for them....

It's a nice gig- do something you love, save some money and travel.

CityofChaos
02-13-2011, 02:01 AM
Getting a degree should be the backup plan for EVERY athlete who does not make it the pros...if not, then theyre IDIOTS.

abe_froman
02-13-2011, 02:07 AM
why? get to travel and see the us on someone's dime,get to play a game for a living instead of work,and your still probably making more than you would if you got an actual job

LTBaByyy
02-13-2011, 02:10 AM
why? get to travel and see the us on someone's dime,get to play a game for a living instead of work,and your still probably making more than you would if you got an actual job

:no: With a college degree??????

Yeah right, Go look how much the players make lol

kingbrentg
02-13-2011, 02:13 AM
Still getting paid to do what they love. I'd do it.

abe_froman
02-13-2011, 02:14 AM
:no: With a college degree??????

Go look how much they make lol

not all degrees are made equal.the one's they have probably are worth the paper they're printed on

Raps18-19 Champ
02-13-2011, 02:19 AM
How much do D-Leaguers get paid. I heard they get paid less that WNBA players.

And WNBA players make like $30,000.

sixer04fan
02-13-2011, 02:20 AM
Haha, I love the title of this thread. But hey, these guys are still getting paid to play. It may not be much, and they may never sniff the NBA, but good for them right?

kingbrentg
02-13-2011, 02:21 AM
Around $12,000 - $24,000

NYKnicks4511
02-13-2011, 02:28 AM
12k - 24k . . . damn. That's what an average Wal-Mart employee's yearly salary is.

14k is the poverty line I believe, and that kinda really sucks for D-Leaguers. I agree though, if you're struggling in the D-League, you almost for sure have no shot at the NBA. Get a degree if you don't have one, and get a master's if you already have a bachelors.

It's time to try something else.

LTBaByyy
02-13-2011, 02:28 AM
So they are basically getting $12,000 a season for the ones on the bench

I got more than that by being a Domino's delivery guy a few years ago while I was in high school haha

That is basically $1,000 a month, $250 a week!!!!!

Any college degree will get you more than that

Mochalman
02-13-2011, 02:29 AM
They score more points than you ever would in the D-league.

kingbrentg
02-13-2011, 02:31 AM
They don't play 12 months a year though (50 games a season from November to April). Outside of working out and staying in shape the rest of the year.

Most of them probably work other jobs during the offseasons. I'd love to make $12,000 - $24,000 in 6 months playing basketball.

LTBaByyy
02-13-2011, 02:34 AM
Oh okay so they make $500 a week then

That is still not a lot, I am just saying I would still have a love of the game but I would use my college degree and make 4-6 times as that

LTBaByyy
02-13-2011, 02:35 AM
They score more points than you ever would in the D-league.

And I make 4x the money they make :)

Keep it moving, it was just a question

avrpatsfan
02-13-2011, 02:35 AM
Man it must suck to be in the DLeague and be on the bench. Reminds me of minor leaguers. It can be pretty depressing.

PurpleJesus
02-13-2011, 02:42 AM
i live in a city where the NBDL has a team (bismarck). A lot of these players do this as a part time job/love of the game. Many of these players put in the hours on the court and at practice, while also working other jobs. Some aspects of the NBDL is as true to the game as it gets. Many of these players play as a side job, and because they simply just dont want to stop playing.

Davisayan
02-13-2011, 02:44 AM
Well its obviously not about the money. The guys that do stick around for the $500 a week are the same guys that have the most love for the game. Anyone who has that much love for the game i can respect. So let them do what they do, when they need more money they'll use their degree.

Rego247
02-13-2011, 02:45 AM
they're chasing a dream. and at least they have balls to go for it. if they dont make it, it sucks. but i hope they take pride in the fact they took a shot at it while they were still young. nothing worse than fast forwarding 20 years and wondering what coulda been.

CBCable
02-13-2011, 03:07 AM
As many posters have already vocalized, although their salaries are low, they are still getting all expense paid travel across the entire US, and in some cases Europe.

Plus they're playing ball dude. I don't have any athletic ability whatsoever. I would give anything to be able to even compete in a Y league.

You only go around once on this prickly marble.

thekmp211
02-13-2011, 03:09 AM
it depends. some guys aren't ready to head to europe, have had injury histories ect. it also probably isn't their only source of income.

foreign leagues (or other professions) offer more money, but who wouldn't give it a go if they were that close?

BULLSFAN0810
02-13-2011, 03:43 AM
they're chasing a dream. and at least they have balls to go for it. if they dont make it, it sucks. but i hope they take pride in the fact they took a shot at it while they were still young. nothing worse than fast forwarding 20 years and wondering what coulda been.

:clap:Word up.. id rather do what i love and fail than be someone who hates someone for following a dream

Supreme LA
02-13-2011, 03:54 AM
they're chasing a dream. and at least they have balls to go for it. if they dont make it, it sucks. but i hope they take pride in the fact they took a shot at it while they were still young. nothing worse than fast forwarding 20 years and wondering what coulda been.

^Exactly!!! No man who is old and retired ever looks back and regrets the things he did if he took a chance to chase a dream. People only regret what they didn't do when given the opportunity so I applaud these young guys. You only live once. If I could, I would definitely chase an NBA dream. Maybe not, if I was only averaging 3 pts a game though lol

MacFitz92
02-13-2011, 03:55 AM
I'm going to say it's not really my business what other people choose to do with their lives.

Supreme LA
02-13-2011, 04:05 AM
I'm going to say it's not really my business what other people choose to do with their lives.

A response to the thread wasn't really necessary than lol