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Watching a millionaire athlete go broke in real time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  2. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    In light of his horrific abuse of his son, there's nothing too wretched or agonizing that can happen to that asshole.
     
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  3. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Agreed, fuck him.
     
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  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Game.
    Set.
    Ouch.
     
  5. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Great thread topic, though. So many stars pissed away their money.
     
  6. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    There’s a reason guys like Amare Stoudenire and Monta Ellis are attempting an NBA comeback. Maybe, after years out of the league, they want one more shot at a ring, but I can’t help but think that it has more to do with the fact that the NBA handed out more than $4 billion worth of new contracts this month.
     
  7. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Mike Tyson owns the title hands down.

    I don't think even I could piss away $300 million in career earnings. That's a million a week spent over just short of 6 years, which is probably how it went down.

    However, I'd keep an eye on Floyd Mayweather.
     
  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Because the owners are making an obscene amount of money. Salaries are tied to revenue.
     
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Especially in the NBA it has to be tough not getting sucked into thinking you'll be making $X mil a year for 25 years and trying to keep up with teammates with bigger contracts and bigger endorsements.
     
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    With 4 players on many teams, especially the good ones, making a combined 90 million and the other 12 making a combined 28 million, those 12 face an enormous amount of pressure to spend every last dollar in an attempt to keep up.
     
  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Bobby Bonilla says hi.
     
  12. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Shawn Kemp says, Whut?
     
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