OT: "Sugar Ray" Williams Now Homeless

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  1. ABM

    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    I don't know if I should feel sad....or disgusted?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ba...ay-Williams-10-year-NBA-vet-no?urn=nba,253262

     
  2. BLAZER PROPHET

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    I feel bad for the homeless. I don't for rich athletes who squander their money.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    I feel bad for anyone in a tough or sad situation.
     
  4. ABM

    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    BTW, he's the younger brother of the Sonics' Gus Williams.
     
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    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    I wonder whether Gus can help, or is he getting poor too, or is there antipathy between the brothers. There wasn't any publicized when they played.

    Gus got indoctrinated in the Northwest subculture, and Ray in the New York City one. Gus is stable and Ray is all pizzazz.

    As the leading scorer on an NBA champion, Gus once sat out an entire season, decimating his team, to get a raise. Meanwhile, Lenny Wilkens didn't like Dennis Johnson sulking in depression during the playoffs, so he angrily traded the Finals MVP for Paul Westphal. Then Sam Schulman wouldn't pay Westphal so he missed half a season.

    And Schulman was the BEST Sonic owner ever. Imagine what the OTHERS have been like.

    There are other events, too. Now you know why I love Paul Allen. The Oregonian's complaints are trivial.
     
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    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    Wow, that's quite the backdrop you've provided. I'm gonna call BLAZER PROPHET and tell him to take it easy on you! :)
     
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    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    Who? Oh one of those nameless little guys? Heh heh heh. You just let Pietro spank his own kids. Is dat any way to talk to ya fadder?
     
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    60% of all NBA players are dead broke 5 years after retirement . . .
     
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    Link?


    Broke Link?
    :dunno:
     
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    barfo triggered obsessive commie pinko Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I guess that could explain Nate's offense.

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    How "rich" was he? NBA players didn't get paid as much back then. He retired 23 years ago. I doubt he made enough money to last 23 years.
     
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    Okay let's do the math. He made 2 million in his entire career. If he had an agent, that guy got 200K. So he made 1.8 million. After taxes, he made 1.08 million. Over the last 33 years, that's 33K a year which means that if he lived that modestly, he would be broke now. According to the article, he never made any extravagant purchases.
     
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    jlprk is like Canzano. Crap, crap crap, crap, good post, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, good post, crap, crap...

    And that was a good post. Interesting as well.
     
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    But don't forget that money went a lot farther 33 years ago. Heck, 30 years ago I could live for an entire year off $2,000. I could buy a nice house for $20,000.
     
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    Good point.
     
  16. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    This thread needs a little BenDavis503 ...
     
  17. jlprk

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    Shucks, it wasn't that good. But thanks for the compliment. Now this, THIS is one you'll like. (Click on it.)

    Oh, I see 3 posts below it. You like me! You like me!

    I understand, you just miss me on the off-topic board. I'm too busy entertaining you here.
     
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    Over the last 33 years maybe he could have got a job or something? :dunno:
     
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    This. Or invested in something.
     

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