Kevin Love sweepstakes

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  1. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    This is true....and a good reason why Kevin's bride might vote for the Portland or Cleveland suburbs.
     
  2. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    that assumes that everyone who is 6'7" and built like a greek god with more money than they ever needed, is looking for that.
     
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    In the NBA it’s probably about 85-90% of them.
     
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    She’s all LA and NYC. These people are not normal people. Sorry but it’s true. The NBA and their wives or girls are a different breed. Definitely doesn’t mean that people won’t like Portland or Detroit or Utah but the vast majority want that big city scene.
     
  5. Further

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    I'm certainly not 6'7, a multi millionaire or .... anything on par with this discussion, but I know I would have enjoyed that life when I was younger. But I grew up, so do many others. Have families, have hobbies things change. Have enough loud rhythmic music, bottles of Dom Perignon and one night stands and things change. Start wanting to go wine tasting, support the arts, have animals and mentor the youth. All sorts of changes happen as we mature, at least for many of us, and that includes 6'7" millionaires. Asking the 22 year old to come to PDX might be rough, but asking the 32 year old is a world apart. It's not everyone, might not even be the majority, but PDX and many other smaller cities can offer something for many of the more mature 6'7" hoopers.
     
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    Portland is a hop skip and jump from Hawaii and LA and Cabo or Vegas anytime they want...spend some time being rich in Cleveland and Minneapolis and this looks pretty good...
     
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    Also, the world has shrunk, especially for the wealthy. It's easy to fly just about anywhere. Last year I flew from Santa Rosa where I lived to PDX to have lunch with a friend, then flew back. Whole trip including air fare, uber and lunch cost less than $300 and took about 8 hours. My brother bought a second house in AZ (lives in Seattle), a good friend has time shares in Mexico and Hawaii. None of us have millions in the bank. It's just how life is now. You don't need to live at the party to enjoy the party.
     
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    Good question. Early in my career, the goal was simple. Be in a Broadway show. Didn't matter which show, what role, or how much I got paid (though it would be the highest paying job I'd get). I auditioned for 5 years and I did sometimes turn down lower paying gigs out of town because I wanted to be available to book a Broadway show. And I got one. It paid about $1200/week and ran for almost 6 months. Then I started auditioning for TV and film as I developed a real liking to that kind of work. I also did many shows that were in development for Broadway all of which either failed or came to fruition when I was too old for doing Bones. And that point I was like... I need to get paid. My last pro theater gig before Bones paid $1500/week and ran for about 6 weeks. In the meantime, I had decided to go to LA. When I get there, I hear you can get as much as $7500 an episode and I'm thinking yes! I end up booking a show for $20,000 an episode. That allowed me to pay off debt and get into a situation where my husband didn't have to work and I could take care of some of the people around me. Now, I'm at a point where I actually want to work for fun. And I'll say this-- when I got Bones, I was also in position to land the lead role in a new Broadway musical and I was like what do I do? Bones was obviously paying much much more but the lead in a Broadway show dream was nearly irresistible. Problem is Broadway show can close immediately but a TV show can get canceled fast too. The Broadway show ended up falling through so I didn't have to make that decision. Not sure what I would've chosen. Probably Bones.
     
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    Interesting Eric, thanks for sharing that, on the outside we hear and see numbers that don’t really hold much truth.

    but as far as the question we’ve been discussing, it seems like you’ve been at different stages in your life regarding finances. The question of Bones vs Broadway is interesting. The money on one hand and the art on the other. At the part of life you were at, sounds like money might have been the best choice but even then you have questions and can see the value of following the artistic side.

    Now imagine for a moment you had been on Two and a Half Men for a decade earning $500,000 an episode when you were finally offered a staring role on Broadway. You have $100,000,000 invested and a few homes so you can see the blazers all across the US. Does the money still mean enough to keep going to the set of Two and a Half Men instead of Broadway?
     
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    Good question. First, don’t get it wrong. TV acting is art too. I think I’d stay on Two and a Half Men. I like TV acting. Very satisfying. I wouldn’t necessarily ever get another TV show and money is finite. I’d get all I could when I could. Once Two and a Half Men ends, I can do Broadway. Unlike the NBA, I can’t age out of an acting career if I’m good at what I do.
     
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    I wasn’t intending to say TV acting wasn’t art, it obviously is. Just going off of you saying that Broadway was a dream.

    good night Eric, good discussion!
     
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    Sounds like a lot of potential STD's to me. There are beautiful women everywhere. Players can visit those places in the offseason. Temptation is not a good thing on a nightly basis.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    And as far as weather goes, it always being sunny is overrated too. I lived in Hawaii for 3 years. During my early 20's. After a while i looked more forward to doing things indoors. Movies, going to the gym, partying at bars. The heat got old. I like the four seasons, just not the extremes. I've found my comfort zone at 70 on the high side, 40 on the low. We have 300 days of sunshine a year here in Denver. But i will pass on the hot days, and the snow days (delivery driver ). Nothing better than a 65 degree day here. But i like a nice rainy day. By the way it didn't rain that much in Eugene. Not even close to what i remember growing up in Portland.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Traffic sucks. People suck. No seasons. LA is the only place where I could see someone thinking “can this person help my career” every time I met someone.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I think the addition of K Love, if he is bought out, is the only move that happens by training camp. I think the Simmons thing is dead. I look for the Sixers to start the season with him . Teams are calling Morey's hand. He has to come down on compensation. But i think he's too hard headed to do that.
     
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    Morey would be wise to wait on Simmons until the deadline in case he builds his value up with his play...now he's selling low but asking high.....same with CJ....he ended the season on a low and if you trade him after he builds value you'll have more trade options..to me this is what is going on although I don't think CJ is actually on the block
     
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    Ok.
     
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    Everyone can have their opinions on where to live. The fact remains that NBA guys love LA. So all the things that people in here don’t like are irrelevant. Half the league literally moves to LA in the off-season. It’s a different world and they love it. I’m not sure what we are even debating.
     
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    I"ve gotta disagree with LA being a huge NBA draw as a city...LA is like 300 small towns next to each other..there's not much city and the stars that work there tend to live in La Jolla or Santa Barbara and that's not to mention the traffic....like you said..people are different but New Yorkers and Miami and Atlanta NBA guys like the east coast urban scene way more than LA.....the draw in playing in LA is the endorsement exposure and the red carpet access...the weather but the city ain't all that much fun..the ocean is cool if you grew up in Nebraska
     
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    Maybe that's the missing link in the Portland sales pitch. "Hey, we're not LA, but neither is anywhere else, and those players all live in LA during the off-season, too."
     
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