Every time an NBA player opens his mouth middle America dies a little inside.
Doesn’t matter if it’s Kevin Garnett getting praise because he is telling NBA players not to give up the fight while he is losing 22 million plus dollars (even though he is saying this because he wants to play next year and make up that missing money) or if it is the reigning NBA M.V.P trying to justify why the players don’ think a 50/50 split of profits is fair. You know because everyone in the world gets 50% of the profits their boss makes. ROLLING EYES.
This idiot actually believes these comments. He actually thinks this is not his fault at all.
If you support the NBA you’re an idiot.
Bill Simmons who I cannot stand has more info on why Garnett is telling sides to stick it out. How hilarious is this. He has differed money coming in and I never thought of the scenario that fewer games keeps his hurt knee’s from dying. I did think of the contract for next year angle (see above)
F. Kevin Garnett, who inexplicably turned into Norma Rae these past few weeks and led the charge to fight the fight and stand strong … without, of course, ever mentioning that his agent was savvy enough to defer a significant amount of money from his last contract extension so that he still has fresh money coming in this season (unlike 95 percent of the players), or that a 50-game regular season would be absolutely perfect for his aching knees, or that losing two months of 2011-12 money might help him with his next contract because he won’t break down during a shortened season (increasing the odds that he’ll get one last lucrative extension next summer).
Should someone who’s earned over $300 million (including endorsements) and has deferred paychecks coming really be telling guys who have made 1/100th as much as him to fight the fight and stand strong and not care about getting paid? And what are Garnett’s credentials, exactly? During one of the single biggest meetings (last week, on Tuesday), Hunter had Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce and Garnett (combined years spent in college: three) negotiate directly with Stern in some sort of misguided “Look how resolved we are, you’re not gonna intimidate us!” ploy that backfired so badly that one of their teams’ owners was summoned into the meeting specifically to calm his player down and undo some of the damage. (I’ll let you guess the player. It’s not hard.) And this helped the situation … how? And we thought this was going to work … why?
It;s really hilarious that Paul Pierce thinks he has clout and that it backfired.
More interesting news is that this lockout is that the owners don’t care that they are paying 20 million to guys like Garnett but it’s the average NBA salaries which is way higher than anything normal people make that they want to stop.
Or that the players union rep is more worried about his money since he sure to be fired after this.