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    You'd think that it would be a wise move for the Union to put a gag order on it's players on social media sites.

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    "If this deal is accepted...I advise guys to stay in school and get ur degree, Master's if possible. U might be able to make more $ that way than playing in the NBA in ur 1st five years. Being the 1st pick of the draft would mean nothing."

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    I advise Nazr to take a look at what minimum wage is, and what the minimum D-League salary is, and what the minimum NBA salary is.

    @Tyrus Thomas: My family will get pissed off that you held out, and will laugh when your family looks askew at you b/c you took the 43/57 deal that's coming.

    @George Hill: Limit your autographs now, so that when you're 40 and bankrupt you can sell them for a couple more bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianFromWA View Post
    I advise Nazr to take a look at what minimum wage is, and what the minimum D-League salary is, and what the minimum NBA salary is.

    @Tyrus Thomas: My family will get pissed off that you held out, and will laugh when your family looks askew at you b/c you took the 43/57 deal that's coming.

    @George Hill: Limit your autographs now, so that when you're 40 and bankrupt you can sell them for a couple more bucks

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    I don't think anything will ever pass what Ewing said one time

    Something like...

    "Yeah we make a lot of money, but we spend a lot of money too."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyToy View Post
    I don't think anything will ever pass what Ewing said one time

    Something like...

    "Yeah we make a lot of money, but we spend a lot of money too."
    LOL, I use that one all the time as an example of the fun I'm going to have when these players start missing checks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fez Hammersticks View Post
    You'd think that it would be a wise move for the Union to put a gag order on it's players on social media sites.
    There is no longer a union, at least in terms of the legal system. These idiot players should think of every word that they make as being part of a job interview, especially if they win in court.

    Nazr Mohammed thinking that getting an MBA is a better idea than playing in the NBA is so stupid, I don't even know where to start.

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    During the game, James' team was “crushing” the other team, according to TMZ. At one point, according to reports, James said to a teammate, “These Jews suck at basketball.

    This infuriated another player who shouted back: “Princess James, Get out of Cleveland!”
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    A result of the lockout. Unemployed NBA players with a lot of time on their hands.
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    These quotes are far dumber than Ewing's, they're just not as lyrical. I'm sure they'll keep 'em coming.
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    Gosh, when Hill and Nazr put it in those terms I sure do feel a lot worse for their plight and all of the suffering their families are being put through. Shame on us little people with our little people problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaG View Post

    Nazr Mohammed thinking that getting an MBA is a better idea than playing in the NBA is so stupid, I don't even know where to start.
    He didn't say MBA, he said masters. Maybe he meant a masters in english lit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barfo View Post
    He didn't say MBA, he said masters. Maybe he meant a masters in english lit.

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    Tyrus Thomas is a bonehead.

    And that is unfair to boneheads everywhere.

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    Nazr may not be that wrong.

    The owners proposed a cut of 12% to rookie scale contracts. The #30 pick in the draft would make $800K. Depending on the school, an MBA might make that with 5 years experience.
    You hear the one about the fella who died, went to the pearly gates? St. Peter lets him in. Sees a guy in a suit making a closing argument. Says 'Who's that?' St. Peter says, 'Oh, that's God. Thinks he's Denny Crane.


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    But the 30th pick in the draft would make well more than someone with an MBA in 5 years.......Assuming the player picked at #30 progressed the same way the MBA did in their career

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mediocre Man View Post
    But the 30th pick in the draft would make well more than someone with an MBA in 5 years.......Assuming the player picked at #30 progressed the same way the MBA did in their career
    Do the math. I don't think you're right. Or at least it's close enough that Nazr isn't full of it.
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    Wouldn't a 5 year NBA vet that has progressed very well in his field earn a multi million dollar contract with someone?


    MBA's make a ton, not NBA money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Crane View Post
    Nazr may not be that wrong.

    The owners proposed a cut of 12% to rookie scale contracts. The #30 pick in the draft would make $800K. Depending on the school, an MBA might make that with 5 years experience.
    Does he realize that there are no basketball scholarships for graduate degrees. How are these players going to stay in school (assuming they obtain the grades needed to get into graduate school) without any money? You've got to figure that into the equation. I have a couple friends with MBAs right now who are totally underemployed (one is selling cell phones). They aren't even close to getting a return on investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud147 View Post
    Does he realize that there are no basketball scholarships for graduate degrees. How are these players going to stay in school (assuming they obtain the grades needed to get into graduate school) without any money? You've got to figure that into the equation. I have a couple friends with MBAs right now who are totally underemployed (one is selling cell phones). They aren't even close to getting a return on investment.
    All of this is true, but I qualified my statement by saying "depending on the school."

    For 2011 graduate, Stanford's WWW site says graduates earn up to $300K with a signing bonus up to $150K and "other guaranteed compensation" up to $500K. That adds up to more than the #30 pick makes, but of corse it's not for sure for every graduate. It's also not for sure that a college player will be drafted #30 or better.
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    ROTFL. So, because a very tall guy is very good at basketball, like say, top 50 in the country NBA good, it therefore stands to reason he'd also be top 50 in the country MBA good, and make the same money if only he'd gotten an MBA instead of an NBA? Am I reading this right? LMFAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBert View Post
    ROTFL. So, because a very tall guy is very good at basketball, like say, top 50 in the country NBA good, it therefore stands to reason he'd also be top 50 in the country MBA good, and make the same money if only he'd gotten an MBA instead of an NBA? Am I reading this right? LMFAO
    Whether these guys can be quality MBAs is debatable for sure. I'm sure they have less incentive to even try for great grades to get into a great business school if they can get an easier payday by getting drafted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud147 View Post
    Does he realize that there are no basketball scholarships for graduate degrees. How are these players going to stay in school (assuming they obtain the grades needed to get into graduate school) without any money?
    Most will be given grants due to their race. They need but ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Crane View Post
    All of this is true, but I qualified my statement by saying "depending on the school."

    For 2011 graduate, Stanford's WWW site says graduates earn up to $300K with a signing bonus up to $150K and "other guaranteed compensation" up to $500K. That adds up to more than the #30 pick makes, but of corse it's not for sure for every graduate. It's also not for sure that a college player will be drafted #30 or better.
    All true... but does Stanford even have a basketball team?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBert View Post
    ROTFL. So, because a very tall guy is very good at basketball, like say, top 50 in the country NBA good, it therefore stands to reason he'd also be top 50 in the country MBA good, and make the same money if only he'd gotten an MBA instead of an NBA? Am I reading this right? LMFAO
    That's my interpretation as well. Although the fact that he's twittered the opinion in the first place makes me question his qualifications.

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