i agree with this statement in article: "Zach Randolph's personal finances are none of my business, and I 100% respect his right to decide what is best for himself and his family in terms of how he handles his contract dealings. Do not misunderstand me: I have no right to say what's best for Zach or his family."
But then there was a 'But'. It's easy to spend other people's money. But fans/media never want to spend the owner's money. That is an alternative, how about pay luxury tax for a year. it's only extremely punitive with repeater tax. But you never hear anyone say that, always spend millionaire player's money but never billionaire owner's money.
i was listening to national sports radio show that runs on a local station at night and a heat fan called about lebron's possible re-up with heat. He started off with "i know its a business, BUT" and then said if lebron just signed a contract at same level he currently has for 4 years (around 80 million) that would only be a difference of 12 million dollars that signing for the max. I cringed but was glad host thought it was stupid also and wanted him to repeat the statement, 'only 12 million'.
Something is wrong when fans have issue with best player in league not getting max available - which is still underpayment for Lebron's actual worth from a revenue generating basis for entire NBA.
By Jackson Baker
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