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Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen think NBA players should get paid for Olympics

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    They do have a point in terms of the physical toll on their bodies. I get the whole patriotism thing, but since there is money that is being made (jersey sales), they should get a cut of that too.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    They're right. The Olympics are a huge business.
  4. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    I don't see what's wrong with his comments. Wade's saying that he prefer compensation over no compensation. It's not like he's saying he wouldn't play if he's not getting paid.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Athletes already get compensated if they win medals.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I don't think they should be paid to play.

    But they should get a cut of jersey and other paraphernalia sales; just like the cyclists on TEAM USA should receive a cut of the money paid by Trek to promote their bikes.
  7. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    They can just not play if it's not worth it to them.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    They should go fuck themselves.

    You don't think Nike got a huge bump in jersey sales in China when Kobe went over there to play? If they don't want to play, then fine. Fuck them. Their sponsors will make them play.
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Only NBC should make billions of dollars.
  10. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    But to say that these guys are not being compinsated for being in the Olympics is not correct.
    If they do not understand that expanding their own personal brand or name to the world does not have immense value, then they need new agents.

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  12. I don't understand the venom toward Wade and Allen. A cut of the merchandise sales sounds extremely reasonable considering the amount of money floating around the Olympics.
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