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LongWayFromHome
03-25-2013, 11:10 PM
People complain in this free agency era about players "not being loyal to their team" which is ridiculous of course because teams aren't loyal to players either. But this thought that players used to be more loyal is a myth...

In the history of the NBA there have been 48 players who have played their entire career (lasting at least 10 seasons) with one team. 8 of those are active today with another 6 players at 9 years and 2 more players at 8 years.

So there are just as many guys today who spend an entire career with a team as there have ever been.

ManRam
03-25-2013, 11:12 PM
it's weird that only the great players are expected to be loyal

HouRealCoach
03-25-2013, 11:23 PM
It's the GM's faults... Place a team around your players that would make them want to stay

dalton749
03-26-2013, 12:54 AM
it's weird that only the great players are expected to be loyal
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Hellcrooner
03-26-2013, 12:57 AM
People complain in this free agency era about players "not being loyal to their team" which is ridiculous of course because teams aren't loyal to players either. But this thought that players used to be more loyal is a myth...

In the history of the NBA there have been 48 players who have played their entire career (lasting at least 10 seasons) with one team. 8 of those are active today with another 6 players at 9 years and 2 more players at 8 years.

So there are just as many guys today who spend an entire career with a team as there have ever been.

Those numbers are deceiving.
You should add as "loyal" those players that got traded ( no matter how many times) and never left the team in F.a to sign fo rother team, is not their fault they got traded.

But yeah, its difficult to find stars that never asked for a trade or signed somwehre else.

prodigy
03-26-2013, 10:12 AM
I think its more so how you go about leaving lol. Do you give respect and let the team no week or two after FA opens? or do you handcuff the team toughout the off-season then have a hour long special on national TV? lol

GM's are always trying to put the best players they can on that court. But players have to wanna come there also. Big part of that is your superstar reaching out to those players. Kobe, Howard, Wade, Carmelo, Paul have all done that. Wonder whos off that list lol.

koreancabbage
03-26-2013, 10:34 AM
what would be more impressive if Lebron went to different organizations to win a championship with them. That would indisputably place him as the best player the league has ever seen.

i don't know, it would be quite a feat as the main star to win multiple championship on multiple teams and not like, say Robert Horry, being the role player.

PhillyFaninLA
03-26-2013, 12:40 PM
Loyalty if for the fans not players, employees, or ownership of a team.

We where there first and will be there after. A player needs to do what they feel they need to have the best career or make the most money, employees need to just do a job, and ownership...well its a business and if they can sell for more then they bought and make money each year then they did there job.

I would love to think players are inately loyal but they are not, and playoff losses usually hurt us more then them.

prodigy
03-26-2013, 12:46 PM
Its not like in high school where you play for your hometown school and you rep them. sadly.

DumDum
03-26-2013, 01:58 PM
It's a living / Business at the end of the day they all Mercenaries looking to get famous and paid everybody