Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics

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    Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics

    http://offthedribble.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/wade-allen-want-to-be-paid-to-play-in-olympics/#

    And the players keep reminding me why I have gravitated so far away from basketball.

    Simply despicable, what a disappointing statement from Ray.

    Spoiled, entitled and totally out of touch. I find myself not only not wanting to watch these bums perform, I find it hard to even keep my food down when they open their mouths.

    Truly an embarrassment.

    The NBA is trying it's best to kill itself. Good riddance I say.
     
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      let the college kids play, at least they'll care and bring the integrity back to international competition.  Or D leaguers, or anyone who will consider it an honor and not a liability.

      they did something similar with the Davis Cup in golf a few years ago.  it bothered me but the players had a point in that it just wasn't worth it for them to play because they would loose money in the process with the tournaments they would be missing as a result.  I still disagree with it because they are the golfers who have done exceptionally well that go to that tournament, and it's a week they can afford to miss a pay check from playing while still getting payed by their sponsors and having the opportunity to promote their name and raise their brand.

      If they pay them, it should be what the lowest payed athlete in the entire Olympics is getting, just to shine a light on how fortunate they are.  If that's zero, then it's zero.  
     
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    Wade, of course, today, is backtracking!!

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7805591/miami-heat-dwyane-wade-backs-compensation-olympics

     
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      What's so hysterical is that a guy like Wade thinks he's taking a stand when he says something like this, like he's being courageous and socially conscious against a system that is taking advantage of him.  The hoodie was one thing but let's not get full of ourselves Dwayne.  Just play ball and try to figure out how to compete with the Celtics without taking out their players in the dirty cheapshot ways that you do.    
     
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    Pay these guys for goodness sakes. They have business expenses that are sky high.

    Do you have any idea how much it costs to fully feed and cloth a 10 man posse and give them some spending $$$ too... while making the payments on 3 mac-mansions and a fleet of Bentleys?

    Besides they stand ready and willing to wear the colors of the good old U.S. of A. and to represent all the values that make us the greatest country on the face of the earth.... bar none!

    Pud
     
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    very disappointed in ray. expected as much of cry baby wade.
     
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    Wow. You pro athletes already get paid. Overpaid really to just play a sport. And now you want to be paid for playing in the Olympics. Insane. Maybe we the fans should get paid to watch. How does that sound Ray and Wade? Let the college kids play again then. It is a chance of a lifetime and an honor to represent your country. That should be payment enough.........
     
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    I got a kick out of R9R's comment that he loved his summers and wanted no part of the Team USA.

    Not the story at all two years ago when he tried out for the team because it would help his "brand" and then got "homesick" and quit the team because he was about to be cut by Coach K.

    Pud
     
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    Just went on Rondo's webpage - don't see R9R anywhere.......wonder if that is a Pudinvention??
     
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    Not surprise by both players particularly Allen as he has a massive chip on his shoulder. He's never been regarded as a marquee player and it seems to me that he wants to ride the coat tails of Kobe, LBJ etc to get a gold medal. Players like this dragged down Team USA for years, lest we forget the team that PP was on which was diabolical which was no surprise, until Kobe turned it around and put Team USA back where it belongs.

    The epitome of any player that turns out for their country for no money and plays hard look no further than #24!
     
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    Ridiculous. Stay home and count your millions!
     
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    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics : Ray Allen has the exact same # of gold medal's as Kobe dumbazz and at age 37 isn't asking to play on anymore Olympic teams Ray is the 4th best SG of all time... he doesn't have to ride anyone's coat tails, he has played Kobe to a draw over the years.
    Posted by rameakap


    Hey kid, I'm sure Ray is the 4th best sg in Celtic history but in NBA terms he was average at best, one dimensional and proud holder of the worlds most crooked grin. The world knows that it was Kobe that got Team USA back on the path to glory but sadly for Ray no one remembers him save a few in Boston and Seattle. I'm not surprised one bit that Mr One Dimensional wants money to play for his country after all, in 5 years time no one will remember him save those few people in Boston and his mama.

    In #24 we trust!
     
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    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics:
    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics : Hey kid, I'm sure Ray is the 4th best sg in Celtic history but in NBA terms he was average at best, one dimensional and proud holder of the worlds most crooked grin. The world knows that it was Kobe that got Team USA back on the path to glory but sadly for Ray no one remembers him save a few in Boston and Seattle. I'm not surprised one bit that Mr One Dimensional wants money to play for his country after all, in 5 years time no one will remember him save those few people in Boston and his mama. In #24 we trust!
    Posted by Elven 32


    Sadly Ray is more likely to a win title this year with the celtics playing historic defense than poor Kobe will. It's over for my Lakers and we never caught the Celtics.



     
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    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics : hahahahahaha ignorance from the low IQ teen once more even your own LA trolls find you to be a fool Ray is far and away the 4th best SG in the NBA after: 1. MJ distant 2nd Jerry West 3. Kobe 4. Ray Since you didn't watch the game before 2000, I won't even assume you are capable of finding a few better SG's... Wade will pass him if he has 4-5 more all-star years and wins a 2nd ring... but Ray will remain top 5 regards to the real 'kid' you got owned like always
    Posted by rameakap
    there you go again RIM-ME. dumbing down the high IQ of another thread. perhaps they should have a special moron section for your kind to childishly attack and throw pooop at each other. i'm glad someone started this. these are the kind of threads i do participate in but do not like to start for its too obvious. its low hanging fruit! i was tempted last night but i'm glad again that its here. bottom line EVERYONE hates ray on this one! bla bla, only american pros should be paid? if your pocketbook is more relevant, dont show up. there are many pros in this great country who would go in his place! what a disgusting shame. this will taint ray's legacy. y get involved in this nonsense when he has ZERO shot of making the team in the first place going forward? are there any 6th men ever on the olympic team?
     
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    There is point is fair, someone is making a lot of money off of them at the Olympics. They should want to play for free but they are making a lot of people a lot of cash. It is not like Nike is making Team USA jersies for free.
     
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    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics : Sadly Ray is more likely to a win title this year with the celtics playing historic defense than poor Kobe will. It's over for my Lakers and we never caught the Celtics.
    Posted by RicoLakerfan


    Ray is not even worthy of starting in the NBA anymore.
    He lost his job to a player that is not a pg or a sg.
    He must not be too happy about that...
     
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    Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics

    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics:
    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics : hahahahahaha ignorance from the low IQ teen once more even your own LA trolls find you to be a fool Ray is far and away the 4th best SG in the NBA after: 1. MJ distant 2nd Jerry West 3. Kobe 4. Ray Since you didn't watch the game before 2000, I won't even assume you are capable of finding a few better SG's... Wade will pass him if he has 4-5 more all-star years and wins a 2nd ring... but Ray will remain top 5 regards to the real 'kid' you got owned like always
    Posted by rameakap


    Ray is better then Dwayne Wade, Gervin and Drexler?
    Ray is not even in the top 10 in NBA history.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/lists/Top_10_shooting_guards_in_NBA_history#photo-title=Michael+Jordan+%25281984-93%252C+95-98%252C+2001-03%2529&photo=30149700
     
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    Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics

    Do we go by rings on this one?  Lakers fans are famous for saying - "how many rings does Ray have?"

    If we go by rings..........................Sam Jones - end of story!!
     
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    No rings.
    Drexler was way better then Ray.

    Ray, 4th best, ROFLMAO.
     
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    No rings. Drexler was way better then Ray. Ray, 4th best, ROFLMAO.
    Posted by Mark from Ct


    WAY better - what are you 9?
     
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    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics : WAY better - what are you 9?
    Posted by Red-16Russ-11


    I'm not giving out my age, stalker.
     
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    Well, you told me once it was 47............but I don't believe you since everything you've said has been a lie!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics:
    In Response to Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics : Drexler was a 6'8" SF, and he was not better than Ray anyhow Drexler's come around every now and then, Rudy Gay is no Drexler mentally and playiff-wise, but puts up the same stats in the same manner, nobody shot or played like Ray since Reggie. Ray is the greatest shooter in the history of the game (or at least in a top 4 with Bird, West and Reggie) I guess I'd put Gervin ahead of Ray. Fellow Celtic Bill Sharman made his bones in the 50's, so LA fans who pretend the league started in 1976 can't include him over Ray, or Earl the Perarl (I'd take Ray over both anyhow). Ray just passed the ringless Reggie so obviously he has him beat there. IA? please
    Posted by rameakap


    Drexler was never a SF.
    Did you see the link I provided from fox sports?
    Ray is not listed in the top 10.
    Get over your man crush you have on him.

    ESPN has Ray voted the 20th best SG of all time.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime?page=dime-GreatestSGs

    Bleacher Report also doesn't have Ray ranked in the top 10.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/413687-ranking-down-the-greatest-shooting-guards-in-the-nba-history#/articles/413687-ranking-down-the-greatest-shooting-guards-in-the-nba-history/page/10

    Fox Sports:
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/lists/Top_10_shooting_guards_in_NBA_history#photo-title=Giving+it+their+best+shot&photo=30153492
     
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    Re: Allen and Wade say NBA players should get PAID for Olympics

    Mark thanks for the links,  hadn't read some of this in a while.

     Kome-  But his credentials already are legit, starting with the three rings he won while teamed with Shaq and riding his coat tails.

    West led the Lakers to the Finals an astounding nine times but won only one NBA title as he had the misfortune of playing during the Celtics' dynasty.


    Thanks again for playing!!!!
     
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