Charles Barkley's Sidekick Kenny Smith Says NO NBA Player Right Now Is Worth The Money They Get

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 5 years ago '06        #21
JOHNSNAKE06 
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We can easily say that Kenny is overpaid, all he does is talk about basketball. But, as in any profession/market, he is worth whatever the market says he is worth. As long as the NBA generates multi-billions, it's athletes will be paid accordingly.
 5 years ago '06        #22
Manny05 1 heat pts
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You think the nba is bad? Look at baseball players.
Overpaid is not even the word.
 5 years ago '07        #23
joshdogg26 193 heat pts193
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some players are overpaid relative to other players, but the players collectively are not overpaid.
 07-28-2012, 11:46 PM         #24
k3llz  OP
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Kobe/Bron/Durant aren't overpaid i know that
 5 years ago '04        #25
LordBlanco|M 50 heat pts50
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 Manny05 said:
You think the nba is bad? Look at baseball players.
Overpaid is not even the word.
word..

200 million dollar contracts.
 07-28-2012, 11:56 PM         #26
WordOnThaStreet  OP
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 Aquarius said:
pennies.....their still making way more then regular working citizens...
the average citizen doesn't work half as hard as professional athletes, and those that do excel in their professions end up making great money, quit complaining, you get paid what you DESERVE. There are people out here getting 6 figures just for speaking engagements, most people are so used to being @ the bottom they don't realize how much money is out there. A million dollar is not a lot of money


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 07-28-2012, 11:59 PM         #27
WordOnThaStreet  OP
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 JOHNSNAKE06 said:
We can easily say that Kenny is overpaid, all he does is talk about basketball. But, as in any profession/market, he is worth whatever the market says he is worth. As long as the NBA generates multi-billions, it's athletes will be paid accordingly.
exactly
 5 years ago '06        #28
marcusaka50 58 heat pts58
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 Rubix said:
take into consideration how much money they generate for the franchise, for the city, and how many jobs they create. now take all of that into account and how much money are they seeing from that annually? a small percentage. they aren't overpaid.


if you compare their jobs to other jobs like physicians, nurses, police officers, etc., then yeah their salaries tower in comparison but do those jobs generate revenue? are you willing to pay extra on your taxes to see these professionals get paid a comparative wage? chances are you'd scoff at the idea. the point is, these players generate a huge amount of income annually - they deserved to be broken off.
yea you right on the business side of it but still some players are getting over paid as far as their performance on the court. I rather teams over pay a player on his actually value. you right when it comes to the business. which is a reason why the nba is more about the business side than the competitiveness. if their was less teams and a hard cap then the nba would be more competitive and less scrubs in the nba. what is their 32 teams and only 3 or 4 realistically are contenders every year with 16 teams in the playoffs.

Business is business and nba and their team owners make a sh*t load of money so the players should get paid good. It's a entertainment business at the end of the day.

which is why I fu*ks with college more.
 5 years ago '08        #29
Solitary Genius 52 heat pts52
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 Aquarius said:
hes right all they do is play a fu*king game and they get payed millions...
each team in the nba makes over 250 mil.... in a world where basketball is globally competitive and you have to bust your a.ss to get in the league, these n*ggas is WORTH the share of bread they gettin from their teams....

now the OWNERS might be a different story....
 5 years ago '12        #30
DahStoryTella 4 heat pts
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 SMACK YO KUFI said:
who cares what these old flabby bald n*ggas think
You do.
 07-29-2012, 12:35 AM         #31
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 Rique said:
If ppl are willing to pay it they are worth it. Its common sense
stern tryna get the economy goin

rashad lewis was key for the economy

he definitely has over 8000 rims
 07-29-2012, 01:16 AM         #32
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hes absolutely right....I think what hes tryin to say is nobody is worth gettin paid that type of money for playin a sport
 5 years ago '07        #33
Funeral James 24 heat pts24
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 WordOnThaStreet said:
I just don't understand how you can say that these players aren't worth the money they get paid when even guys with max contracts are still seeing pennies compared to what the NBA makes off of these guys, They've made BILLIONS off Kobe,Lebron and Shaq's careers ALONE! and now they force people to go to college and play for free while some coach gets a million dollars and the school/Ncaa profit off their image and talents. Thats just me though , how yall feel bout it is kenny hating because benchwarmers are making more in 3 years then he did his entire career?

i was following you until you said this bullsh*t...how much do you think kenny smith is making right now? and how do you know how much he made during his career?

 07-29-2012, 01:24 AM         #34
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 Rubix said:
take into consideration how much money they generate for the franchise, for the city, and how many jobs they create. now take all of that into account and how much money are they seeing from that annually? a small percentage. they aren't overpaid.


if you compare their jobs to other jobs like physicians, nurses, police officers, etc., then yeah their salaries tower in comparison but do those jobs generate revenue? are you willing to pay extra on your taxes to see these professionals get paid a comparative wage? chances are you'd scoff at the idea. the point is, these players generate a huge amount of income annually - they deserved to be broken off.
 5 years ago '11        #35
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really kenny or you just mad you was not getting the money back in the day these dudes getting now come on song you can't be hating but i just watch it and look what he said when you buy a player so really its not talent driven as it once was as its money driven right now.
 5 years ago '07        #36
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 Manny05 said:
You think the nba is bad? Look at baseball players.
Overpaid is not even the word.
there is no salary cap just think if the nba didnt have a salary cap how much kobe/lebron's of the nba would be raking in

you dont think cuban,buss,dolan,the russian cat and a couple other owners wouldnt deal huge contracts
 5 years ago '05        #37
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He's right but they also have to take in consideration the amount of money the owners get from "owning" these players... without the players, the NBA wouldn't exist so they do need a bigger portion of what is generated by them playing ball...
 5 years ago '07        #38
Adam Is BeTTeR 2 heat pts
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 WordOnThaStreet said:
and what about the fact that superstar rookies have to take pennies on their first contract now while their team and the league makes 8 figure profits off him alone.
Those players haven't proven anything that's why. Look at all the busts in the past couple of years, imagine how much money players like Greg Oden would've got coming out of college if there were no rookie salaries.

The rookie salary is fine.
 5 years ago '08        #39
itzjustlogic 52 heat pts52
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Why should anyone pay anyone? Oh yeah that's right, they make you money.
 5 years ago '07        #40
Cartel-Clipz 28 heat pts28
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