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04-12-2012, 12:39 PM
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Maybe it's just me but I don't think any NHL'er would go out there and demand they be paid for Olympic games.

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04-12-2012, 01:39 PM
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Maybe it's just me but I don't think any NHL'er would go out there and demand they be paid for Olympic games.
Who "demanded" to be paid for the Olympics?

Ray Allen said it takes a lot out of you and they should maybe get something from all of the team USA jerseys they sell. Wade was then asked about it and he agreed with Allen.

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Who "demanded" to be paid for the Olympics?

Ray Allen said it takes a lot out of you and they should maybe get something from all of the team USA jerseys they sell. Wade was then asked about it and he agreed with Allen.
Maybe they shouldn't be on the USA olympic team if they don't have the stamina for it. The notion of asking for a cut or being paid for Olympic pay is ridiculous.

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04-12-2012, 06:40 PM
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Quite short sighted statements by them. First of all, I'm wiling to bet they get compensated pretty well just by being an Olympic athlete by getting various promotions (McDonalds loves to showcase athletes during the Olympics). Also, if they get paid then everyone would get paid and then what happens? There is no money left over for the funding. Also, aren't those jerseys sold to help various foundations to help kids get their Olympic dream?




Also Wade is back peddling now:

MIAMI (AP) Heat guard Dwyane Wade says money is not his motivation for the London Games this summer.

In a statement Thursday, Wade said, ''I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics.''

Wade was quoted Wednesday saying he thinks ''guys should be compensated'' for playing over the summer and noted the schedule demands of being an Olympian. He said he was responding to a question about Olympians being paid, and never said he needed to be paid to play.

Wade later tweeted that pride for his country ''motivates me more than any $$$ amount.''

Wade played for the U.S. at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008, and has said the London Games would be his last.

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04-12-2012, 07:21 PM
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Go back to Amateurs if this is what your gonna get from NBA players

Dream Team 1 and 2 were great but since then its been a declining quality of individual going over

There is no players beloved as those guys on DT 1/2

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04-13-2012, 08:15 AM
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Professional athletes are making millions of dollars a year to play a game. Not to mention endorsement$ up the ***.

Totally should get additional cash to rep their country.

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04-13-2012, 08:35 AM
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Go back to Amateurs if this is what your gonna get from NBA players

Dream Team 1 and 2 were great but since then its been a declining quality of individual going over

There is no players beloved as those guys on DT 1/2
Oh not this again... Yes, all those players playing in Europe are amateurs...

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04-13-2012, 05:09 PM
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Oh not this again... Yes, all those players playing in Europe are amateurs...
I never said anything about Europe's players

US should go back to amateurs ,, If NBA players are gonna act like this (And they seem to every time) then go with some kids who will embrace the chance to play in spotlight

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04-14-2012, 05:16 PM
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I never said anything about Europe's players

US should go back to amateurs ,, If NBA players are gonna act like this (And they seem to every time) then go with some kids who will embrace the chance to play in spotlight
I agree. These teams of Nba players the US sticks out there aren't as hungry as a guy who wants to prove himself. Nba guys are worried about staying healthy and having fun wherever the tournament is at.

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Going back to amateurs could have a large impact on drafts...

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The NBA All-Star Game..er, weekend party heads to New Orleans in 2014, just over two months after announcing that the 2013 party will go down in Houston.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/N...Orleans-041612

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Wow

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He endured months of complications after receiving a second bone marrow transplant, his younger brother Travis said.



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04-17-2012, 05:32 PM
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Saw that last night. While he wasn't a Spur for too long, he was hard not to remember considering that awesome mullet.

It also means 2 basketball players who starred in the Whoopie Goldberg film Eddie are now dead.

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I don't want to scare anyone, but the Suns are in a playoff spot.

What is this, I don't even.

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Maybe it's just me but I don't think any NHL'er would go out there and demand they be paid for Olympic games.
They complained about have the olympics and all star games in the same year. Since 2006 there has not been an All star game when a winter olympics occured.

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04-17-2012, 08:20 PM
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Pistons up 100-50 on Cavs.


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04-17-2012, 08:39 PM
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Sixers are so bad at this point I'd rather fall out of the playoffs and get a ping pong ball or 2 then make it just to lose in 4 or 5 to Miami or Chicago.

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04-17-2012, 11:12 PM
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I don't want to scare anyone, but the Suns are in a playoff spot.

What is this, I don't even.
Nash. I hope him and Hill sign somewhere legit next year. Waste of what remains of their talent.

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04-17-2012, 11:38 PM
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They complained about have the olympics and all star games in the same year. Since 2006 there has not been an All star game when a winter olympics occured.
Apples and oranges, plus that's a good thing to complain about. In 98 if you were someone like Jaromir Jagr, you had to fly to Vancouver for the ASG in January then to Japan for the Olympics in February. While most of the time they are not going to be such brutal flights across the country then across the world (02 was LA & Salt Lake City), I think you'd have more players than you do now opt out of the ASG in order to save themselves for the Olympics or push for the playoffs.

If the NBA went to the winter Olympics and not the summer, you can bet you'd see the same thing and probably a lot sooner than the NHL instrumented it.


PS: Better game by the Spurs after last week's matchup vs the Lakers


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04-19-2012, 10:28 PM
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Sixers are so bad at this point I'd rather fall out of the playoffs and get a ping pong ball or 2 then make it just to lose in 4 or 5 to Miami or Chicago.
Man, that's a far cry from the Eastern Conference Finals appearance that the whole city set their expectations/demands at when they were 20-9.

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04-20-2012, 08:25 AM
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Man, that's a far cry from the Eastern Conference Finals appearance that the whole city set their expectations/demands at when they were 20-9.
Aint in though.

Now people are back to forgetting the Sixers even exist unless they somehow upset Miami or Chicago, then everyone will hop on them again.


Everyone shoulda known that start was a flash in the pan though. Their early season schedule was so soft.

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Now that Howard the coward is out, I bet Indiana are excited at the fact they are probably matching up against the Magic in the playoffs. Can't wait for them to start, should be even closer than last years.

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Holy crap

Spurs are hammering the Lakers


So much for Bynum's prophecy

" We gun win on Fruday "

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04-20-2012, 10:53 PM
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Van Gundy kissing the Spurs backside. You know that only happens when they're up by 20 and they have nothing else to talk about.

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Well, Artest just got himself suspended for the rest of the season. He went all Duncan Keith two times worse on James Harden's head.

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