Kobe is a jackass

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by craig2112, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. craig2112

    craig2112 Well-Known Member

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    He called Nuggets fans "Idiots" for booing Melo.

    Yep, in Kobe's world, a player can do whatever he wants. He can rape a girl, act like a jerk, demand a trade, hold out for more money, and stick his middle finger at a fanbase, and the fans are supposed to just take it.
     
  2. YB85

    YB85 Banned Contributor

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    and water is wet.
     
  3. Chad Feldheimer

    Chad Feldheimer Well-Known Member

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    Has Melo done any of these things?
     
  4. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    .....well, Kobe will be one of the few players not hurt too bad by the LOCKOUT. He's probably got enough endorsements to keep him living high on the hog for a while. BUt the rest of these NBA knuckleheads? THey're already spending more money than they actually make! The Union will be caving in at some point....and the salaries and some other things will get drastically changed! What a pleasure it will be to not see NBA jerks for possibly ONE WHOLE YEAR!
     
  5. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    You don't have to see them if you don't want to.
     
  6. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    .....I'm watching less and less...however, it's still in my blood! Like the owners, I need something in place to protect me....from myself! That will be the LOCKOUT! It's like owners who don't really want to sign these pathetic clowns to those big contracts...but there's some unknown force that makes them do it! So they put in a salary cap and luxuary tax to keep them from doing what they really don't want to do!
     
  7. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    They do it because the market sets the price and they want to be able to put a competitive team on the floor. The fans go to the game to watch the players compete. The structure of the current union contract might be out of whack but I'm in favor of the players making as much as they can. It isn't as though they players take a pay cut and ticket prices get cut in half. The fans pay what they are willing to pay to go to the games, so the ownersw will continue to charge as much as possible. If the ticket prices are artificially lowered you'll see the secondary market explode (scalpers) and the average fan will still pay the same high prices.
     
  8. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    Well stated. They're the ones doing the work.
     
  9. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    ...I wouldn't walk across the street for FREE to see the current NBA product...so I don't care what a ticket cost or if ticket prices would ever go lower! I just resent these brain dead pathetic looking human beings with all those jailhouse tats missing 60 percent of the shots they take, then throwing the ball away 5 times a game....and still collecting a game check for $150,000 plus dollars when they do it....and I think the owners resent it, too!
     
  10. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    well the solution is simple -
    require all the jerseys to be long-sleeved turtlenecks to cover up all those jailhouse tats

    (or at least most of them)

    ;-)
     
  11. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    ...I like my idea better! Make them all scrap the tats off there bodies with a broken beer bottle.....or.......never collect another paycheck from the NBA again!!!
     
  12. kwb

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    So you want guys like this to run the NBA now?
     
  13. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    Yea, those knucklehead owners, GM's, scouts, coaches, and doctors do nothing.
    You can get any group of players together and win a championship.
    Who needs to "build" a team, or "coach" the players?
    Don't they "build" and "coach" themselves during the offseason?
    It doesn't matter one bit who the Clippers ownership, coach, or GM are.
    The NBA doesn't need balance of any sort.
    The owners don't deserve any sort of return on their investment.

    I'm with you on that 100%.

    By the way, scalpers only make money when the game is a sellout. Not a high percentage of sellouts to non-sellouts if I remember correctly so that shouldn't make much of a difference.
     
  14. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    You've missed my point completely.
     
  15. UB

    UB 100% certified ****boii Contributor

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    Wait, what's wrong with Arvedys? Dude was like Memo with a mean-streak.
     
  16. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    This whole free market idea would create a race to the bottom and blow out every small market team. If that's what you want then advocate it up, but realize the NBA will lose a lot of teams. The rich teams wouldn't make nearly as much without the poor filling up the league. NFL and MLB have learned about revenue sharing, but NBA doesn't want to budge to raise all boats.

    It's not free market anyway. Nearly every franchise is highly subsidized by the poor citizens of the state to pay for a stadium that only the rich can afford to attend games in. Imagine that.
     
  17. Gameface

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    This is in response to CJ asking why the owners pay so much to the players. My answer is that they have to pay the going rate to get decent players. I think the league HAS to have some sort of cap system for it to work, unless they want a 12 team league.

    My other point was that even if you pay players less you don't really reduce ticket prices by much because scalpers will buy them up and sell them for what people will pay.

    In the end, while it is not wide open with teams like L.A. and N.Y. having player payrolls upwards of 200 Million with all-star like rosters, the free market is inescapable. There is a certain amount of money that the NBA generates. They can pay a lot of it to the players, or they can pay a lot of it to the owners, or they can pay all of them very little and let the secondary market and advertisers make most of the money. In the end there is a pile of money and it isn't going to go unclaimed.
     
  18. Get Down

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    Dawg c'mon, Sabonis is one of the top five basketball players ever
     

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