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Guy would rather play in Greece than the NBA

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Lugnuts, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/hawks/stories/2008/07/23/childress_hawks_greece.html

    What does this say about the NBA?
     
  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    That someone in Greece was willing to pay more money.
     
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    More money, more playing time, all the Ouzo he can drink, proximity to the Greek Isles...

    If players can get over being homesick, playing in Europe is a tremendous option. They usually pay for their housing, get them cars, you name it... They have virtually no expenses if they play over there...
     
  4. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/58927/
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The season is somewhat less rigorous in terms of games per season, as well. Two dozen or so games in Euroleague (which is like soccer's Champions League), something like 30 in the Greek League's regular season, no more than 13 in the Greek playoffs and a handful in Greek Cup.
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I covered a player who played a couple seasons in Europe who is in the NBA now and he told me stories about how the team flew his family over from the US a couple times a year and treated him like a king.

    This was a guy who wasn't even taken in the draft and they were paying him $400K a year, they got him an apartment, a car, a full-time translator, flew him wherever he wanted to go, brought his family over when he wanted, you name it...

    It doesn't sound like a bad life...
     
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Maybe the officiating in Greece is more on the up-and-up.
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think the officiating in the WWE is more on the up-and-up. :D
     
  9. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Says more about the buffoons and clowns who own the Hawks than it does about the NBA.
     
  10. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    At one point, the team also paid the agent fees, too. Not sure if that's still the case.
     
  11. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Whoops - my bad! D_B
     
  12. Plus Greece is also home to the Blowjob Olympics (*see cross thread).

    Can you blame him?
     
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