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A Few More and He'll be in Shawn Kemp Territory

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dragonfly, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Member

    http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1192980486159130.xml&coll=3
     
  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I think I have seen it all -- a guy who is being sued for being a dead beat dad is opening day care centers!

    And with eight kids to seven women, hell, he could keep at least one of his day care centers up and running on his own.
     
  3. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I want a reality show -- Travis Henry and Jason Caffey in one house, and all their babies' mamas in another.
     
  4. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    In the article it states he lost out on $17 million because his career ended before the contract. Aren't NBA deals guaranteed?
     
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    He's past Shawn Kemp on the way to Wilt the Stilt.
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    This stuff ain't new, folks.

    These guys have nothing on George Simpson, a driving force behind the Hudson's Bay Company in the early
    1800's.

    http://www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2007.11-walrus-reads-review-emperor-of-the-north-george-simpson/

    Simpson was industrious and ruthless, much admired for being “more voyageur than viscount” thanks to feats such as record-setting canoe trips and a round-the-world odyssey. He was also as coarse as Coast Mountain granite, siring at least eleven children by at least eight women, referring to his Indian mistresses as “bits of brown,” and spurring the downfall (and, some suspect, the murder) of a cousin who might have discovered the Northwest Passage were it not for Sir George’s envious machinations.
     
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Love this, that's not my babies' mommas, that's an unsecured creditor.
     
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    It said he lost out on $12 million of the $17 he earned after taxes. I thought the contracts were guaranteed, too. I know Larry Johnson got paychecks from the Knicks for a couple years after he retired.
     
  9. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    The contracts are guaranteed. I don't know what he was talking about when he said he didn't get all the $$ because his career ended early. Even if he was forced to retire because of injury, he'd still get his money. Probably the news side reporter who did the story didn't know enough about NBA contracts to call him on that.
     
  10. Philosopher

    Philosopher Member

    NBA contracts are guaranteed if you're still active, or if you get released/cut. But if you retire, you don't get your money. Which is why the Magic kept pushing Grant Hill to retire.
     
  11. dragonfly

    dragonfly Member

    This is my favorite part:

    ``Caffey's assets include a $175,000 home on Fearnway Drive in Mobile, a $14,000 1967 Buick Wildcat, a $34,000 2006 Dodge Charger, two NBA championship rings he won as a member of Michael Jordan's Bulls and nearly $4,600 in household goods.''

    A $14,000 1967 Buick Wildcat? Damn, that's Pimp My Ride territory.
     
  12. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Is it really that difficult to buy a condom, and then put it on?
     
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