Posted on: July 24, 2008 4:07 am
Edited on: July 24, 2008 4:27 am

Childress goes to Greece..Lebron to follow?

Alright I saw someone that was saying that Josh Childress going to Greece to get paid was going to start some huge trend of NBA players going overseas, and that stars were going to follow, blah, blah blah.

They went on to say that it was Stern's fault for globalizing the NBA.

All of this is ridiculous.

  1. Josh Childress is now the highest paid player in the league, his 3 year, 20 million dollar contract is unprecedented in the league.
  2. Josh Childress is not a star player, he was the sixth man on the 8th seed in the EASTERN Conference!!!
People need to stop and think for a minute

If playing overseas was so attractive, why do all of the world's best players come over here?

Why isn't Dirk Nowitzki in Europe?

Yao Ming in China?

Manu Ginoboli in South America?

I'll tell you why

the NBA is the richest basketball league in the world

they can't afford Lebron over there

the way I see it, if this starts a trend of 7th/8th men going overseas, then who cares?

we trade our mid-level players for their stars

works for me.

Now if you checked out my last blog, you'd see me saying that I was waiting for an elite high school player to elect not to go to college because they knew they'd only go one year, and elect to go pro elsewhere instead, the kid Jennings who was going to go to Arizona, didn't go to the NBDL like I was saying, because of a loophole,more than likely you can get paid more overseas, but he did go pro elsewhere which was the secondary point i was making. I knew it was going to happen. It takes one person to do it to make the other kids realize they can, THIS will start a trend. In fact I heard some other player decided not to come back for his junior year and signed a deal to play overseas.
Posted on: April 4, 2008 2:18 pm
Edited on: April 9, 2008 2:37 am

HS All-Americans can go straight to the pro's...

Everybody complains about how these players are forced to go to college for 1 year.

Now theNBA wants to raise the age to 20 so it would be 2 years.

These kids are not forced to go to college, they choose to, or their parents make them.

If they don't want to go to college the NBA can't force them to.

The smart thing to do if you think you're ready for the NBA right out of high school would be to go to the NBDL tryouts. If you're really ready you won't have any trouble making a team.

Their age minimum is 18.

I almost went there with a friend this summer just for the hell of it, but decided I didn't want to throw away $250 or $500 (don't remember the price) or the cost of getting to and from Texas. Don't get me wrong I can ball, but I couldn't start on a D-1 team, and definitely couldn't go pro.

...yeah, we'll go with that

I'm just waiting for a High school stud to try out for the NBDL and sign a one-year contract, and then become a free agent after that one season and have all the leverage in the world the next year.

No draft to send you to the crappiest team in the league, but the free power to sign the same kind of deal with whomever you want.

I think they choose to go to college for the one year so that they can get publicity and be praised, not realizing that if they did the NBDL thing, they'd:
  1. get paid
  2. not have to worry about classes
  3. get publicity for going making the decision of going to the NBDL in the first place
  4. get publicity if they really are as good as they think they are all while, getting paid!!!
To me it just makes sense!!!

Either that or they just don't know this rule, but it's only a matter of time before some kid figures it out.

Any thoughts?
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