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Hellcrooner
09-16-2011, 03:53 AM
Sonics signed him to a 5 year 35 million contract ( back in the 90s!!!:speechless: )

His numbers?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/mcilvji01.html

:drumroll:

so, worst contract ever or not?

thenetslegend
09-16-2011, 04:13 AM
no, the worst contract belongs to travis outlaw

Chronz
09-16-2011, 10:37 AM
no, the worst contract belongs to travis outlaw
Kemp wouldnt have left the team if Outlaw was on the Sonics

Swashcuff
09-16-2011, 10:37 AM
no, the worst contract belongs to travis outlaw

I think you're looking at this from a totally different angle. This contract was signed in 1996. At the time he was making more money than Shawn Kemp, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen and Mitch Richmond. He was a reserve who averaged 2.3 and 2.9 but because of his size and his potential defensive/shot blocking upside they rewarding oh so foolishly.

The season prior he didn't even earn $500,000 thus meaning in one year he was making 14 times the amount he made in the previous season. Think of it in terms of the growth of contracts over the years. A 5/35 contract in 1996 is probably the equivalent to a 5/80 contract in 2010/11.

Do you still think Outlaw's is worst?

I think you're on to something here Crooner.

beasted86
09-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Well at least he seemed to be healthy/motivated enough to play when given minutes.

That's more than can be said for a guy like Jerome James or Eddy Curry, both of which basically sat the final 3 years of their deal out on the bench.

Cal827
09-16-2011, 11:29 AM
Nope. Eddy Curry got paid over 30 million to wear a suit on the bench of the Knicks at the end. I think that's the worst COAT.

About 95% of the worst contracts have been made by the Knicks lol

MrfadeawayJB
09-16-2011, 12:51 PM
This is the best contract ever.....for Jim Mcilvanie

LOOTERX9
09-16-2011, 03:00 PM
This is the best contract ever.....for Jim Mcilvanie

hahahaha! I think the worst contract had to come from knicks. And it's between Allen Houstons 100 million contract or Eddie curry's 35 million plus dollar contract :facepalm:OMG! My stomach is turning as I type these figures

Jetsguy
09-16-2011, 03:16 PM
hahahaha! I think the worst contract had to come from knicks. And it's between Allen Houstons 100 million contract or Eddie curry's 35 million plus dollar contract :facepalm:OMG! My stomach is turning as I type these figures

I dont think it's Houston's. His was bad at the time, I remember pretty vividly but he performed in it for the 2 years directly after scoring 20 PPG +, which lets be honest is most of what he could ever do anyway. After that his Knees started to give and he retired early.

Bad contract for sure but I dont think worst.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
09-16-2011, 03:30 PM
jerome james close thread:facepalm:

zboy
09-16-2011, 03:58 PM
hey but how many guys average 4 to 5 blocks a night? still not worth as much, but a solid defender. He shouldve been getting like half of what he was actually making.

llemon
09-16-2011, 05:59 PM
hey but how many guys average 4 to 5 blocks a night? still not worth as much, but a solid defender. He shouldve been getting like half of what he was actually making.

Not many guys average 4 to 5 blocks a night. Certainly not Jim McIlvaine. He was barely more than a Vets' Min player.

bmd1101
09-16-2011, 06:25 PM
Sonics signed him to a 5 year 35 million contract ( back in the 90s!!!:speechless: )

His numbers?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/mcilvji01.html

:drumroll:

so, worst contract ever or not?

Ya it was pretty ****in bad, had no clue wtf they were thinking with that guy, I wish we would have kept Ervin Johnson he was decent on defense.

Stack_NJNets
09-16-2011, 07:18 PM
Eddy Curry anyone?

Baller1
09-16-2011, 07:20 PM
Touchy subject...

llemon
09-16-2011, 07:33 PM
Touchy subject...

Why is that? Does one of the overpaid players post in here?

bmd1101
09-16-2011, 07:46 PM
Why is that? Does one of the overpaid players post in here?

Unless it's positive towards OKC and someone else leads his thought process, the OKC fan boi can't contribute.

KnicksorBust
09-16-2011, 08:18 PM
Why is that? Does one of the overpaid players post in here?

PSDToine8Wlkr is going to be furious.

Baller1
09-16-2011, 09:59 PM
Why is that? Does one of the overpaid players post in here?

Because it destroyed the Seattle franchise. That seems like plausible reasoning for it being a touchy subject.

llemon
09-16-2011, 10:03 PM
Because it destroyed the Seattle franchise. That seems like plausible reasoning for it being a touchy subject.

Sorry, I'm a Net fan.

You won't get much sympathy from me.

And not that I really care, but I don't see how this a touchy subject.

29$JerZ
09-17-2011, 12:07 AM
I'll raise you a Jerome James who sat his entire career on the bench as a Knick and raise your a Jared Jeffries who even after taking 2 1st rounders to get traded he still came back