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lamzoka
07-06-2015, 11:58 PM
I saw this on PSD homepage.

Why would a player opt-out of $12.6M to sign with another team for the minimum? I undestand the guy is rich, but $11M is still $11M.

I know he's chasing a ring, but nothing is guaranteed in this league. What if the Spurs get bounce in the first rd again. I think this was a bad financial decision.

jerellh528
07-07-2015, 12:04 AM
He probably thought he was gunna get more but then all the money dried up lol jk

FOXHOUND
07-07-2015, 12:05 AM
Money doesn't buy happiness. If he wins a ring, he'll be completely satisfied with his career for life and it will be something he will never go without cherishing. $11M is a lot of money, but he's already made $88M in his career. As long as it's well managed, there's a few generations of West's that are set. And you know what? $1.5M is still a lot of money...

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 12:09 AM
Maybe David, unlike most athletes, had some financial discipline. And at this stage of his career its all about winning.

Just a guess. I seriously have no idea why someone would take that cut

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 12:10 AM
Money doesn't buy happiness. If he wins a ring, he'll be completely satisfied with his career for life and it will be something he will never go without cherishing. $11M is a lot of money, but he's already made $88M in his career. As long as it's well managed, there's a few generations of West's that are set. And you know what? $1.5M is still a lot of money...

Money doesn't buy it, but it helps to not worry about that **** like the rest of us....

jimm120
07-07-2015, 12:11 AM
He opted out probably looking for a winning situation that would pay him 2/20 or 2/16....something like that.

But winning teams don't have that kind of money.

End of the day, as long as you hold yourself to spending less than 1.5 million a year, you're good.

blahblahyoutoo
07-07-2015, 12:12 AM
will provide solid minutes off the bench but doesn't put the spurs over the top.

FOXHOUND
07-07-2015, 12:23 AM
Money doesn't buy it, but it helps to not worry about that **** like the rest of us....

Oh yeah, absolutely. A move like this means maybe he gets a 80-foot yacht instead of a 130-foot yacht if he wants haha.

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 12:26 AM
Oh yeah, absolutely. A move like this means maybe he gets a 80-foot yacht instead of a 130-foot yacht if he wants haha.

he has made $80 million. $50 take home.

Yes, if he is smart, that is enough to pay for the next 3 generations of his family.

A yacht is not smart haha.

Jayb587
07-07-2015, 01:31 AM
im still tryna figure out who is playing C for the spurs. how many minutes are they expecting Timmy to play. I think pop hoodwinked LMA, as much as LMA doesn't want to play C, for this spurs team he will play a lot of C.

Longhornfan1234
07-07-2015, 02:11 AM
Spurs need to be investigated and Players union need to blast West.

FOXHOUND
07-07-2015, 08:02 AM
he has made $80 million. $50 take home.

Yes, if he is smart, that is enough to pay for the next 3 generations of his family.

A yacht is not smart haha.

I kid, I kid haha

kdspurman
07-07-2015, 08:29 AM
im still tryna figure out who is playing C for the spurs. how many minutes are they expecting Timmy to play. I think pop hoodwinked LMA, as much as LMA doesn't want to play C, for this spurs team he will play a lot of C.

I imagine a C is still on their to do list. I think LMA/TD and even West are capable of playing the C spot periodically. Even Boris has been the 5 on some occasions when teams go very small. I don't see Tim playing more than 25-28mpg this season

kdspurman
07-07-2015, 09:00 AM
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BKLYNpigeon
07-07-2015, 09:21 AM
The Warriors offered West more money, probably their mini mid level @ 3.4mil, but he decided to sign with the Spurs instead.

mike_noodles
07-07-2015, 09:41 AM
It's not that hard to wrap your head around the fact that money doesn't matter to some people.

NYKnickFanatic
07-07-2015, 09:43 AM
I fully expect Ray Allen to be a Spur next year.

LA_Raiders
07-07-2015, 12:09 PM
Good luck winning a ship with a team of very old players

kdspurman
07-07-2015, 12:13 PM
Good luck winning a ship with a team of very old players

Very old? Bit of a stretch. outside of TD (one of the better bigs in the game last year) and Manu (Manu is Manu) they aren't relying on a bunch of old guys. Guys don't play a ton of minutes. They keep themselves in great shape. Rarely does a team of young guys win lately, outside of GS, that hasn't exactly been the norm.

Chronz
07-07-2015, 12:25 PM
Karl Malone and Mike Bibby took the greatest paycuts i can remember and for nothing.

aman_13
07-07-2015, 12:27 PM
Well that is stupid.

akagiredsuns
07-07-2015, 01:08 PM
Why is everyone tripping on West taking such a big pay cut? Has anyone forgotten that Karl Malone and Gary Payton did the same thing in 04 with the Lakers signing for Vets minimum? unfortunately it backfired on both of them because they lost to the pistons in the finals but at least Payton got his ring two years later with Miami. $1.5 million is not like a quarter it's still over $1 million. I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind having that. :facepalm:

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 01:26 PM
I kid, I kid haha

you were looking at yachts, weren't you?

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 01:27 PM
Karl Malone and Mike Bibby took the greatest paycuts i can remember and for nothing.

yep

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 01:29 PM
Why is everyone tripping on West taking such a big pay cut? Has anyone forgotten that Karl Malone and Gary Payton did the same thing in 04 with the Lakers signing for Vets minimum? unfortunately it backfired on both of them because they lost to the pistons in the finals but at least Payton got his ring two years later with Miami. $1.5 million is not like a quarter it's still over $1 million. I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind having that. :facepalm:

hey I am supportive of David's decision, but when my earning power has a clock, I am cashing in. Sure there is a balance between success and money, but he could have, and professionally speaking, should have, gotten more somewhere else.

I would love to have $1.5 million. But when I could easily have gotten $8-10 million, I would have done that instead.

Again, good for David. But not a smart business decision.

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 01:29 PM
Very old? Bit of a stretch. outside of TD (one of the better bigs in the game last year) and Manu (Manu is Manu) they aren't relying on a bunch of old guys. Guys don't play a ton of minutes. They keep themselves in great shape. Rarely does a team of young guys win lately, outside of GS, that hasn't exactly been the norm.

you aren't worried about your depth with the spending?

kdspurman
07-07-2015, 01:35 PM
you aren't worried about your depth with the spending?

Not yet, cause they only have i think 10 or 11 guys signed, so I know they're not done just yet.

Depth wise, we lost Joseph/Baynes/Belinelli. West I guess will replace Baynes, but we'll need another shooter to replace Marco. Joseph is probably replaceable, he was 3rd string anyway behind TP & Patty.

So it's not really dire just yet, it's still quite early in the summer. They aren't done bringing in pieces, and for a change, it seems people will want to play here. I don't doubt they can go out and get a shooter (possibly Ray Allen?) and another PG to play for when TP is resting and/or injured.

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 01:46 PM
Not yet, cause they only have i think 10 or 11 guys signed, so I know they're not done just yet.

Depth wise, we lost Joseph/Baynes/Belinelli. West I guess will replace Baynes, but we'll need another shooter to replace Marco. Joseph is probably replaceable, he was 3rd string anyway behind TP & Patty.

So it's not really dire just yet, it's still quite early in the summer. They aren't done bringing in pieces, and for a change, it seems people will want to play here. I don't doubt they can go out and get a shooter (possibly Ray Allen?) and another PG to play for when TP is resting and/or injured.

oh you for sure need another PG. I will wait to see what settles, but right now the depth is hurting, and you are out of money, so it needs to be players that are either going to take paycuts, or minimum talent players.

I have supreme confidence in Pops. The Spurs will contend, unless injuries hurt them (same can be said of GS, Cleveland, or the Thunder).

FOXHOUND
07-07-2015, 01:47 PM
you were looking at yachts, weren't you?

I actually did. There are 150 foot yachts that sell for $50M... :laugh2:

InRoseWeTrust
07-07-2015, 01:51 PM
Season Team Lg Salary
2003-04 New Orleans Hornets NBA $1,160,160
2004-05 New Orleans Hornets NBA $1,247,160
2005-06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets NBA $1,334,160
2006-07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets NBA $2,051,938
2007-08 New Orleans Hornets NBA $10,650,000
2008-09 New Orleans Hornets NBA $9,862,500
2009-10 New Orleans Hornets NBA $9,075,000
2010-11 New Orleans Hornets NBA $8,287,500
2011-12 Indiana Pacers NBA $10,000,000
2012-13 Indiana Pacers NBA $10,000,000
2013-14 Indiana Pacers NBA $12,000,000
2014-15 Indiana Pacers NBA $12,000,000
Career (may be incomplete) $87,668,418

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 01:52 PM
I actually did. There are 150 foot yachts that sell for $50M... :laugh2:

Well, hopefully West doesn't have the same agent that Sprewel had lol

kdspurman
07-07-2015, 01:53 PM
oh you for sure need another PG. I will wait to see what settles, but right now the depth is hurting, and you are out of money, so it needs to be players that are either going to take paycuts, or minimum talent players.

I have supreme confidence in Pops. The Spurs will contend, unless injuries hurt them (same can be said of GS, Cleveland, or the Thunder).

Yea, guys will have to take some paycuts. I was shocked to see West do it. Maybe that'll encourage others. I mean these guys could bring someone from the summer league or d-league (familiar w/system already) just to fill in the mins Joseph played. i'm not sure if they want to go that route, or get an old head like Andre Miller. I remember reading a couple yrs ago Spurs interested in JR Smith, so maybe he'd be willing to fill the Belinelli role.

It'll be an interesting next couple weeks though

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 01:53 PM
Season Team Lg Salary
2003-04 New Orleans Hornets NBA $1,160,160
2004-05 New Orleans Hornets NBA $1,247,160
2005-06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets NBA $1,334,160
2006-07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets NBA $2,051,938
2007-08 New Orleans Hornets NBA $10,650,000
2008-09 New Orleans Hornets NBA $9,862,500
2009-10 New Orleans Hornets NBA $9,075,000
2010-11 New Orleans Hornets NBA $8,287,500
2011-12 Indiana Pacers NBA $10,000,000
2012-13 Indiana Pacers NBA $10,000,000
2013-14 Indiana Pacers NBA $12,000,000
2014-15 Indiana Pacers NBA $12,000,000
Career (may be incomplete) $87,668,418

right. Still doesn't mean he isn't making a poor BUSINESS decision. Your earning power in the NBA has a clock. His value is higher than he is getting paid, by a LOT. That means it's a bad business decision, period.

Again, good for West for making his decision, I am speaking from a pure business standpoint.

apocalypse15
07-07-2015, 02:05 PM
It is only a one year deal and maybe he gets his ring. Then if he wants to keep playing I am sure could get another deal with somebody possibly overpaying for him? He will be 34-35 at the start of the season right? Maybe if one of us played in the NBA for 12+ season and made 80 million+ and never won the title we wouldn't hesitate to take that big pay cut for a chance to win. Seems insane but reasonable. For all we know he could have 40 million in his bank account right now or maybe more.

Alan Shore
07-07-2015, 02:49 PM
I am very happy about his decision so maybe my opinion is a little bit tainted, but I always thought if I was a NBA player who had some relevancy, I'd definitely consider my career a disappointment at some level if I had never won a championship.

Now maybe it's me being naive or too young, but I think as a pro athlete who has made enough money, you know that your life will be pretty boring afterwards, so maybe 2-3-4 years down the line you would regret not going as far as you could in your career.

Steve Nash for example, Me personally would kill human beings or eat them alive to have a life or career like him, but I think If I was him I'd always regret not winning one. Not that he hasn't proved himself or anything, but to play in the league and play at such a high level, just to never play in an NBA finals or never be called a champion, it sucks no matter how you look at it.

So to put it all in one sentence, Yes I think it's worth it to "ring chase" if you've never won one.

NYKnickFanatic
07-07-2015, 03:03 PM
Well, hopefully West doesn't have the same agent that Sprewel had lol

21M for 3 years? Come on, he got a family to feed!

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 03:15 PM
21M for 3 years? Come on, he got a family to feed!

that was so awesome dude. He wasn't even very good for Minnesota (better than we had in the past, doesn't say much), 33 years old. Wtf was he thinking?

While it sucked being a Wolves fan his last year, just knowing that he and Cassell pouted themselves out (in Spree's case, into retirement/bankruptcy) was funny to me.

Jtirado16
07-07-2015, 03:18 PM
He has money. Money isn't a problem for him. He's getting older so why not go chase a ring. That's why most of these guys play. They want to be winners. I'm glad he did.

2-ONE-5
07-07-2015, 03:24 PM
maybe soeone will tell Wade this is what a real paycut looks like

NYKnickFanatic
07-07-2015, 03:28 PM
that was so awesome dude. He wasn't even very good for Minnesota (better than we had in the past, doesn't say much), 33 years old. Wtf was he thinking?

While it sucked being a Wolves fan his last year, just knowing that he and Cassell pouted themselves out (in Spree's case, into retirement/bankruptcy) was funny to me.

Haha. I loved Sprewell on the Knicks. Dude was awesome.

I wonder if anyone is still buying Sprewell's spinning rims. lol

ewing
07-07-2015, 09:04 PM
that was so awesome dude. He wasn't even very good for Minnesota (better than we had in the past, doesn't say much), 33 years old. Wtf was he thinking?

While it sucked being a Wolves fan his last year, just knowing that he and Cassell pouted themselves out (in Spree's case, into retirement/bankruptcy) was funny to me.



you mean when your franchise pussied its way out of contention by not paying the guys that were putting them in position to contend.

2-ONE-5
07-07-2015, 09:29 PM
Why is everyone tripping on West taking such a big pay cut? Has anyone forgotten that Karl Malone and Gary Payton did the same thing in 04 with the Lakers signing for Vets minimum? unfortunately it backfired on both of them because they lost to the pistons in the finals but at least Payton got his ring two years later with Miami. $1.5 million is not like a quarter it's still over $1 million. I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind having that. :facepalm:

Malone and GP were at the end of their careers though, WEst has more in the tank then either of those did

Hawkeye15
07-07-2015, 09:42 PM
you mean when your franchise pussied its way out of contention by not paying the guys that were putting them in position to contend.

Yes. When they didn't cave to a huge deal for a 33 year old with a sub average scoring efficiency, and Sam Cassell who should have fired his agent since day 1 since he was routinely talking about how underpaid he was.

They both showed up the next year and whined and *****ed their way through the season. Hence, bye.

Yeah, those guys. Do you really want to go down the path of Wolves history with me? Gtfo. They were both little *****es that felt like they earned lifetime contracts and statues from one year of contribution.

kingsdelez24
07-07-2015, 09:46 PM
Why is everyone tripping on West taking such a big pay cut? Has anyone forgotten that Karl Malone and Gary Payton did the same thing in 04 with the Lakers signing for Vets minimum? unfortunately it backfired on both of them because they lost to the pistons in the finals but at least Payton got his ring two years later with Miami. $1.5 million is not like a quarter it's still over $1 million. I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind having that. :facepalm:

Malone and GP were at the end of their careers though, WEst has more in the tank then either of those did

I'd rather the 40 year old Karl Malone than current David West. Malone still averaged 20 ppg and made the playoffs in 02-03

ewing
07-07-2015, 10:03 PM
Yes. When they didn't cave to a huge deal for a 33 year old with a sub average scoring efficiency, and Sam Cassell who should have fired his agent since day 1 since he was routinely talking about how underpaid he was.

They both showed up the next year and whined and *****ed their way through the season. Hence, bye.

Yeah, those guys. Do you really want to go down the path of Wolves history with me? Gtfo. They were both little *****es that felt like they earned lifetime contracts and statues from one year of contribution.

Worked out well for the Wolves

rocketfuel
07-07-2015, 10:54 PM
What's Diaw's role going to be on the team? What's their rotation going to look like now? I wonder who's going to play backup center....you can't play small ball against every team. West is probably looking at this from the view that when he's 60 years old, he'll have those championship memories and have no regrets.

ricky recon
07-07-2015, 11:57 PM
I commented on the signing thread, but I'm going to comment again on this thread to add another side.

I can understand why people love this for the Spurs.

I can understand why people would support his decision.

I cannot understand why people are defending him (not that he needs to be defended, I think?) by saying he's made "enough" money. When I hear that, it sounds so naive, to the point that it is frustrating.


Season Team Lg Salary
2003-04 New Orleans Hornets NBA $1,160,160
2004-05 New Orleans Hornets NBA $1,247,160
2005-06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets NBA $1,334,160
2006-07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets NBA $2,051,938
2007-08 New Orleans Hornets NBA $10,650,000
2008-09 New Orleans Hornets NBA $9,862,500
2009-10 New Orleans Hornets NBA $9,075,000
2010-11 New Orleans Hornets NBA $8,287,500
2011-12 Indiana Pacers NBA $10,000,000
2012-13 Indiana Pacers NBA $10,000,000
2013-14 Indiana Pacers NBA $12,000,000
2014-15 Indiana Pacers NBA $12,000,000
Career (may be incomplete) $87,668,418

And another $11 million to $87 million is another ~ 13% increase on career earnings, your point doesn't make any sense. Let me explain:

If David West ended his career after 2015 (not likely, but for explanation purposes) he would have lost out on a 13% career increase.

Now if you compare that to a 30 year career of a man making $60,000 a year over 30 years, the equivalent would be a loss of $8,000 a year (as apposed to $68,000 a year) and a career loss of $234,000. So essentially someone at that pay rate would lose out on $234,000 in career earnings.

$234,000 is a lot of money to a normal joe.

lamzoka
07-08-2015, 01:16 AM
It is only a one year deal and maybe he gets his ring. Then if he wants to keep playing I am sure could get another deal with somebody possibly overpaying for him? He will be 34-35 at the start of the season right? Maybe if one of us played in the NBA for 12+ season and made 80 million+ and never won the title we wouldn't hesitate to take that big pay cut for a chance to win. Seems insane but reasonable. For all we know he could have 40 million in his bank account right now or maybe more.


Well then He could've had $50M in his account after this season instead of $40.8M


The guy sacrificed 1/8 of his career earnings for a ring that is not guaranteed. Like Hawkeye said, it's not a good business decision.

Let's not act like the guy is a billionaire.

FOXHOUND
07-08-2015, 01:48 AM
Well, hopefully West doesn't have the same agent that Sprewel had lol

I hope he can feed his family.

FOXHOUND
07-08-2015, 01:54 AM
I commented on the signing thread, but I'm going to comment again on this thread to add another side.

I can understand why people love this for the Spurs.

I can understand why people would support his decision.

I cannot understand why people are defending him (not that he needs to be defended, I think?) by saying he's made "enough" money. When I hear that, it sounds so naive, to the point that it is frustrating.



And another $11 million to $87 million is another ~ 13% increase on career earnings, your point doesn't make any sense. Let me explain:

If David West ended his career after 2015 (not likely, but for explanation purposes) he would have lost out on a 13% career increase.

Now if you compare that to a 30 year career of a man making $60,000 a year over 30 years, the equivalent would be a loss of $8,000 a year (as apposed to $68,000 a year) and a career loss of $234,000. So essentially someone at that pay rate would lose out on $234,000 in career earnings.

$234,000 is a lot of money to a normal joe.

Comparing his situation to a normal joe is pointless, though.

Jeffy25
07-08-2015, 02:11 AM
He probably thought he was gunna get more but then all the money dried up lol jk

It's easier to speculate that this is what happened.

I mean, the Spurs are a good choice to chase a ring, but going to the West.....any team can bounce any team any way.


This is a perfect example of why I HATE salary caps in sports.

Jeffy25
07-08-2015, 02:19 AM
I commented on the signing thread, but I'm going to comment again on this thread to add another side.

I can understand why people love this for the Spurs.

I can understand why people would support his decision.

I cannot understand why people are defending him (not that he needs to be defended, I think?) by saying he's made "enough" money. When I hear that, it sounds so naive, to the point that it is frustrating.



And another $11 million to $87 million is another ~ 13% increase on career earnings, your point doesn't make any sense. Let me explain:

If David West ended his career after 2015 (not likely, but for explanation purposes) he would have lost out on a 13% career increase.

Now if you compare that to a 30 year career of a man making $60,000 a year over 30 years, the equivalent would be a loss of $8,000 a year (as apposed to $68,000 a year) and a career loss of $234,000. So essentially someone at that pay rate would lose out on $234,000 in career earnings.

$234,000 is a lot of money to a normal joe.

While I agree with you.

Let's be realistic here for a minute.

If he has earned 87 million in career earnings.

Then he has paid about 45% into taxes
$47,850,000 left
5% for agents
$45,000,000 left
Let's assume he spent 25% of his net earnings per year ($34,000,000 left)

That's probably fairly conservative of his past spending, but let's play that game.

If he never worked again in his life, and he lives to be 75. That would allow him to spend $850,000 per year still the rest of his life (over $70k per month).

He isn't an average Joe. If he has spent well, he should have lifetime protection.

hugepatsfan
07-08-2015, 02:37 AM
I commented on the signing thread, but I'm going to comment again on this thread to add another side.

I can understand why people love this for the Spurs.

I can understand why people would support his decision.

I cannot understand why people are defending him (not that he needs to be defended, I think?) by saying he's made "enough" money. When I hear that, it sounds so naive, to the point that it is frustrating.



And another $11 million to $87 million is another ~ 13% increase on career earnings, your point doesn't make any sense. Let me explain:

If David West ended his career after 2015 (not likely, but for explanation purposes) he would have lost out on a 13% career increase.

Now if you compare that to a 30 year career of a man making $60,000 a year over 30 years, the equivalent would be a loss of $8,000 a year (as apposed to $68,000 a year) and a career loss of $234,000. So essentially someone at that pay rate would lose out on $234,000 in career earnings.

$234,000 is a lot of money to a normal joe.

This makes perfect mathematical sense when you scale it but you can't ignore the MASSIVE difference in money between the 2 scenarios. West can save/invest what he's made and live comfortably for the rest of his life and leave money to his kids. The "average joe" you talk about can't. Banks don't pay interest based on the percentage of your income you put in. They pay interest based on the gross amount.

2-ONE-5
07-08-2015, 10:18 AM
Well then He could've had $50M in his account after this season instead of $40.8M


The guy sacrificed 1/8 of his career earnings for a ring that is not guaranteed. Like Hawkeye said, it's not a good business decision.

Let's not act like the guy is a billionaire.

youre just looking at bball salary though. Im sure he has earnings outside of bball too, he seems like a smart guy so I would expect that he does.

kdspurman
07-08-2015, 10:56 AM
Again, just in case it was missed:

618243061240459266

Still a considerable amt of $, but not as bad as what's being thrown around.

Hawkeye15
07-08-2015, 11:13 AM
Worked out well for the Wolves

I crap on my own team enough, thank you.

Do 2 fans of teams that have sucked for eternity really want to argue?

Why don't we argue who is hotter between Rosie O'Donnell and Kathy Bates while we're at it...

At least yours has resources....

PhillyFaninLA
07-08-2015, 11:16 AM
This site is amazing.....

- Players are paid to much and have no heart
- Player leaves team via free agency, he is evil
- Player takes less money to play for a winner, what the heck is wrong with this guy...nobody would ever do that

PhillyFaninLA
07-08-2015, 11:19 AM
Well then He could've had $50M in his account after this season instead of $40.8M


The guy sacrificed 1/8 of his career earnings for a ring that is not guaranteed. Like Hawkeye said, it's not a good business decision.

Let's not act like the guy is a billionaire.


I would question him more for having 50 mil or 40 mil in a bank account than taking less money for a chance at a ring....a bad business decision is having that much money in a bank account...that would need to be diversified and not sitting in a bank account

PhillyFaninLA
07-08-2015, 11:20 AM
I crap on my own team enough, thank you.

Do 2 fans of teams that have sucked for eternity really want to argue?

Why don't we argue who is hotter between Rosie O'Donnell and Kathy Bates while we're at it...

At least yours has resources....

Well Kathy Bates likes guys.....

AlexTmz2
07-08-2015, 11:51 AM
Perhaps the guy has enough saved... Who really knows what other businesses or investments he's involved with. Only he understands and knows why he decided to take less money.

All in all, i'm happy we signed him and hopefully he can stay healthy throuought the season. This is what worries me the most, timmy,manu,TP,west and even Aldridge all have to stay healthy if we want to make a run for the title.

Hawkeye15
07-08-2015, 12:48 PM
Well Kathy Bates likes guys.....

that isn't helping her case...

rocketfuel
07-08-2015, 03:12 PM
I think David West can afford to feed his family. :D

Alan Shore
07-08-2015, 07:57 PM
People who know basic things about money will tell you that nothing can make you money as well as money itself. Who knows maybe he has that turned that 80 mil into more, and you know maybe he's indeed crazy because 40 mil is enough for his lifestyle. I mean what the hell is wrong with the guy, we all make millions of dollars every day and we all now you can't live on that.

Hawkeye15
07-08-2015, 08:30 PM
People who know basic things about money will tell you that nothing can make you money as well as money itself. Who knows maybe he has that turned that 80 mil into more, and you know maybe he's indeed crazy because 40 mil is enough for his lifestyle. I mean what the hell is wrong with the guy, we all make millions of dollars every day and we all now you can't live on that.

Historically, athletes aren't the brightest bulbs in the room when it comes to managing money is all. Maybe West has been good with his money. Good for him if so.

Bottom line is, you maximize your earning potential if you have a career with longevity restraints. That is just called smart business. Nobody should crap on West for his decision, it's his alone. But it's a poor BUSINESS decision none the less. That is a fact.