OT Crapping on the Lakers

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  1. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    he doesn’t have a no trade clause but obviously lakers wouldn’t just trade him to some random team. If he wants another ring he’s gonna have to ask for a trade, idk see many avenues for the lakers to get significantly better anytime soon. And if he asks for a trade Portland makes sense cuz of Dame. But I’m not sure LeBron actually cares enough about winning another ring to leave the LA lifestyle.
     
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    Russell Benchbrook?! :biglaugh:
     
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    LeBron has the most effective no trade clause in NBA history.

    “I’m going to retire.”
     
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    And walk away from more than 40 million dollars? Possible but not likely.
     
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    Predator The Godfather

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    Isn’t LeBron almost a billionaire?
    I don’t think he cares much about the 40 million dollars, which is actually a fraction of that after tax, especially if it means uprooting his life / family… a fourth time.
     
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    Also, it’s not really walking away from 40 mill.
    “Trade for me and I’ll retire” will just prevent that team from offering anything of value, forcing the lakers to bite the bullet.
     
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    I don’t think he’s a billionaire but I also don’t think there’s a person on earth that wouldn’t care about losing 40 million dollars. He could just fake an injury instead and still collect.
     
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    There are a ton of people who are OK with “losing” that kind of money if they have many, many, many multiples of that.

    Superyachts.
    Houses they’ve never been to.
    Art work.
    Sell their business to someone that offered them less because they like that person more.

    when people don’t need money, you can’t motivate them with money to do things they don’t want to do.


    Look at Ben Simmons, for example.
     
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    The fraction is like 4/5 so yeah he cares about $32 million. He ain't stupid. Alright so maybe it's 7/10 so it's $28 million. Still he cares about that money.
    If i have $100 i care about getting $28-32 more.
     
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    Very good argument to increase taxes on the wealthy and decrease taxes on the poor and Middle class.
     
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    Since when does a coach need permission to bench someone that is playing horribly? What is this game coming to? FWIW, I don't think Rambus should be advising anyone how to coach. Guy flat out sucks as a coach.
     
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    Bad comparison. If you only have 100 bucks you need - need every dollar. Lebron James doesn’t need anything and won’t ever.
     
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    wrong...he needs better teammates
     
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    True. It was probably a bad comparison. $10,000 and $3,000 might work better. How about $100,000 and $30,000?
     
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    how
     
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    Whats the chances Westbrook exercises his 47 million dollar player option? I'm thinking they might be keeping the gang together for another title run.

    super cali fragilistic schadenfreude-alishous!

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    In California, and after escrow (that they won't get back now) and taxes, it's about 53% less, so $40M quickly becomes $18M+ take home. Still great money, but it's not what is advertised.

    Source: I see an NBA player in CA paystub twice a month.
     
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    I hate the Lakers, and although my hatred of Michael Jordan meant I didn't watch a minute of that Bulls documentary, I will watch the SHIT out of this:

     

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