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Old 07-05-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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What will the big names do 9Kobe, Lebron, Wade, etc.) if there is no season? Play for a year in another country or sit the year out and stay in shape?
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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Most of the vets are sitting, younger players are already playing in local leagues and several have been offered contracts in Europe and such.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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No player under contract for any kind of money is going to play anywhere else. They risk voiding their NBA contract. Free agents don't have much to lose, other than getting hurt.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Haven't you heard... they along with the NFL players are just planking everywhere.

Example of planking: Dwight Howard at Zaxbys
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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No player under contract for any kind of money is going to play anywhere else. They risk voiding their NBA contract. Free agents don't have much to lose, other than getting hurt.
this is not true, the only thing keeping them from playing elsewhere is their nba insurance. case in point, tony parker is expected to play with france, and in france as long as france is willing to pay his insurance. thiago splitter is already getting his insurance paid by brazil, and manu is getting his paid by argentina. now those are international teams not another league but others are likely to play elsewhere provided their insurance is covered. rudy fernandez (recently traded to dallas) has a 6 year contract on the table from a spanish team, and serge ibaka (sir chewbaca as i like to call him)is mulling playing in europe as well.

manu said he will go to europe and play if the lockout lasts until january or later.

the big names, kobe, duncan, lebron those guys will sit and wait, they dont need to money per se but more would prefer the rest (especially duncan and kobe considering kobe just got his knee fixed). IMO it is more about the older vs younger players then it is about money.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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Haven't you heard... they along with the NFL players are just planking everywhere.

Example of planking: Dwight Howard at Zaxbys
and for the record, planking is the DUMBEST thing in the history of dumb!
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:15 PM
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It is probably safe to say that quite a few centers will be overweight if the lockout lasts for at least half the season. I think the best thing for most players to do is return to school and take classes toward their degree. Some players like Kobe, DWill, and Amare might play in Europe or China. As far as planking, it just depends on where you do it:


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Old 07-07-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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What will the big names do 9Kobe, Lebron, Wade, etc.) if there is no season? Play for a year in another country or sit the year out and stay in shape?
Their local strip clubs should see an uptick in business!
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I don't know....maybe they'll sit back and roll around in all their $$$.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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No player under contract for any kind of money is going to play anywhere else. They risk voiding their NBA contract. Free agents don't have much to lose, other than getting hurt.

If they are locked out, there contract is null and void until they are no longer locked out.

Example - Chad Ochocinco trying out for a professional soccer team and attempting bullriding. Those are both things he wouldnt be able to do without a lockout.
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