What a douche.
Eh, I'm not sure about him being a Douche for THIS....
NBC is paying $4.38BILLION for the TV rights for the upcoming few Olympics.
That's a ****load of $$ that the Olympics are getting (and not just for TV, but Jersey sales and everything) that isn't being distributed back down to the players...
There's a massive amount of risk (and inconvenience) for the players (and their owners who are on the hook for those contracts), so if things don't change, you might very well lose the NBA players participating in it.
and it's not just Dwade.
http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/stor...e-of-stupidity"It's just the epitome of stupidity that we would allow ourselves to be used so other corporations (the Olympics) can make tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars," Cuban said, according to ESPNDallas.com. "There's some guys sitting at the Olympic headquarters going, 'Those dumb-asses, we're taking all their best guys for nothing.'"
Cuban said other NBA owners agree with him but aren't as inclined to speak up, and that he’ll continue his fight “so that we'll pull out" of the Olympics and other international competitions.
Why? Is it any different than college players getting paid? At least you could make the argument that college players get an education.
It may sound far-fetched at first but when you think about the time that they ask the guys to devote to the process and more imporntatly all of the money that is made off them during the process why shouldn't they get some of that?
I kind of agree with this. Although, the atheletes that get paid millions upon millions of dollars in their leagues (i.e. NBA) shouldn't be the ones *****ing. I would think the atheletes who don't get paid millions/year from their normal leagues should be *****ing. A guy like Micheal Phelps should get paid more than any of the NBA players. The revenue gained from people watching his races, I would assume, outweighs that of the basketball games. But the catch22 is, that Phelps has made millions on endorsements from his Olympic fame.... so who knows
How would you split the pie between atheletes? Does someone like Phelps deserve more money than Tyson Gay? Does time of exposure on TV garnesh you more money... since sprinters and swimmers are only on TV for minutes at a time vs. basketball players who are on TV for hours?
Gator & Karsch IMer: PJ in Walled Lake
Am I the only one who already roots for the US to lose in basketball every olympics?
If these NBA guys are getting paper, the rest of the athletes should get a cut too. It just blows that the NBA guys, who held out this year and screwed the fans, who are already raking millions per year, would force this issue. However, if that's the decision, then the lowly rowing team should get paid too.
Plus, I just like to hate on Wade.