Ray Allen: Players Should Be Paid to Take Part in the Olympics

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 6 years ago '07        #181
joshdogg26 193 heat pts193
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 ttime236 said:
credit to another forum, but this sums up my thoughts. Is it that wrong of them to express their opinion? Its not like they went and demanded this
i can't speak to all olympic events, but the network has to bid on the olympics as a whole, and they actually lost money on the winter olympics . royalties from jersey sales is the one thing i could see since i believe they're made by nike anyway. there would be a sh*t storm if they tried to pay every athlete in every sport for every country. the olympics would just cease to exist lol. they'd have to pay them all equally or people would raise hell and i'm sure NBA players would balk at that figure seeing as ray already considers the 20K or whatever they get for winning to be equal to zero dollarls.
 6 years ago '07        #182
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 joshdogg26 said:
i can't speak to all olympic events, but the network has to bid on the olympics as a whole, and they actually lost money on the winter olympics . royalties from jersey sales is the one thing i could see since i believe they're made by nike anyway. there would be a sh*t storm if they tried to pay every athlete in every sport for every country. the olympics would just cease to exist lol. they'd have to pay them all equally or people would raise hell and i'm sure NBA players would balk at that figure seeing as ray already considers the 20K or whatever they get for winning to be equal to zero dollarls.
Good points. Least you aint demand their loyalty to the country, this isnt the cold war era Theyll never get paid to do it, just thought the backlash from the comments was over the top. I've seen people calling Wade a traitor/thief like damn its like that??
 6 years ago '11        #183
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 Cambury said:
that's impossible...how could n*ggas not have any patriotism when we built this country and get treated the worse. How about Americans are ungratefulm
dont get the connection...
 6 years ago '05        #184
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think of all the revenue the olympics generates..... due to the WORLD FAMOUS USA BASKETBALL TEAM. and then tell me its fair to tell these guys "wheres your patriotism?"
 6 years ago '04        #185
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Realness
 6 years ago '04        #186
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 CTR said:
think of all the revenue the olympics generates..... due to the WORLD FAMOUS USA BASKETBALL TEAM. and then tell me its fair to tell these guys "wheres your patriotism?"
Boycott and dont play then. I bet there would still be Olympics and then they just exploit Shabazz Muhammad, Jared Sullinger, Anthony Davis etc. The only players getting asked to play are making great bread and are paid well by there sponsors to represent them. Maybe they dont play and then they get paid less sponsor money since less face time. I mean I know you want to make the most you can while you can but come on that's an honor.
 6 years ago '04        #187
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 6 years ago '04        #188
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IDK. I think too many of you are too quick to rash Ray Allen for his opinion but arent looking at HIS perspective from a BASKETBALL PLAYER. Yes, When most of us think of Olympics, you think of PRIDE and representing your country. But Look at someone like Ray Allen who is MARRIED w/ children. The Regular NBA season is 82 games, that takes a lot of work and being able to maintain your body and health. An NBA player only gets like 2-3 months rest and then he has to go right back to preparing himself for the next NBA season. It SHOULDNT be about the money, but like someone said earlier; when companies like NIKE, and COCA COLA and GATORADE are making MILLIONS off these athletes [Especially the Dream TEAM] then its only right that the players at least get some type of better compensation for WINNING at least. Dont you Think?? sh*t at lest give them money to donate to their non-profit organizations
 6 years ago '04        #189
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how this old man make the team anyway? let someone else that wants a gold medal get a shot.
 6 years ago '04        #190
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Plus, WTF does Ray Allen care?! He ALREADY knows he's not making anymore Olympic teams. IF anything, he's speaking up for the current and future players of the DREAM TEAM. sh*ttt, give them their royalties for all the jersey's that are sold. like c'mon
 6 years ago '10        #191
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So we forgetting that those millions of dollars they make in NBA is not enough?
and they could get hurt playing for free in the olympics n not be able to make money in the nba a.ss
 6 years ago '04        #192
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haha every dumbass in here calling the players greedy when they just want a cut of the money THEY BRING IN
 6 years ago '05        #193
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 GUNITZCAPO said:
and they could get hurt playing for free in the olympics n not be able to make money in the nba a.ss
which is why they volunteer to do this. it is what it is when you DECIDED to offer your services free of charge. tryna change the game in the 9th inning. if you dont want to do it for free knowing the potential risk you're taking then move along.

giving players salaries pretty much contradicts the whole premise of the Olympics
 6 years ago '04        #194
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 StateProperty88 said:
which is why they volunteer to do this. it is what it is when you DECIDED to offer your services free of charge. tryna change the game in the 9th inning. if you dont want to do it for free knowing the potential risk you're taking then move along.

giving players salaries pretty much contradicts the whole premise of the Olympics
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 6 years ago '04        #195
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you guys in this thread are brainwashed as fu*k with this "they should play for free cause its your country" bullsh*t. we live in a globalist economy where everyone involved except maybe the host city makes tons of money on advertising, product sales, etc etc. ray allen is in no way wrong to say what he is saying about being compensated for winning. oh and by the way ray allen has a gold medal for his country too, so i think he can say what he likes. this isnt fu*kin ancient greece, the is 2012, the olympics have much more meaning than just playing for country pride. there is commercialism, propaganda, ideology, all kinds of other sh*t involved. yall need to k!ll that BS
 6 years ago '04        #196
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steph curry fu*ked up his ankle/career scrimmaging with team usa
 6 years ago '05        #197
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 jplaydadon said:
you guys in this thread are brainwashed as fu*k with this "they should play for free cause its your country" bullsh*t. we live in a globalist economy where everyone involved except maybe the host city makes tons of money on advertising, product sales, etc etc. ray allen is in no way wrong to say what he is saying about being compensated for winning. oh and by the way ray allen has a gold medal for his country too, so i think he can say what he likes. this isnt fu*kin ancient greece, the is 2012, the olympics have much more meaning than just playing for country pride. there is commercialism, propaganda, ideology, all kinds of other sh*t involved. yall need to k!ll that BS
they shouldnt get paid because this is something they VOLUNTEER to do. nobody is making them do this, and this isnt their job. thinking you should get paid for something you're volunteering for to begin with is somewhat asinine

if some of these players feel they dont or shouldnt be providing their services for free...fine. i wouldnt blame them one iota, but you know the rules of the game that you play, and you dont have to play if you dont want to
 6 years ago '06        #198
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 J said:
What a fu*king idiot.
 6 years ago '04        #199
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If they want "compensation" of some sorts here is how you do it. Pay them Per Diem, a daily living meal stipend, and housing and boarding while they are there.
 04-12-2012, 01:11 AM         #200
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1. We actually pay for medals - many countries do not. 25K is nothing to scoff at, that is unless you're a multi-million dollar American Professional athlete.

2. Exposure. These cats are getting world wide exposure. The NBA is international, but you'd be stupid to think that clowning against the Chinese National Team doesn't help your individual brand in a way that no exhibition or showcase will.

3. It's your national pride. You got the flag on your chest - be proud. You wouldn't be who you are (for better or worse) if it wasn't for the exceptional opportunities you've gotten in this country.

4. NO ONE is forcing you to play. It's optional. Cats in other countries are being forced to play and not getting paid. Their families are threatened if they don't play, and many use it as a way to defect to get out.

5. When the average joe goes and volunteers, or does pro-bono work, you may not be getting money, but your getting experience, you're getting exposure, and you're getting pride. That can be priceless.
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