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Old 11-01-2011, 12:20 PM
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by Orangeish View Post
Per ESPN, LBJ, Melo and CP backed out, and Durant is also wavering.
And he celebrated Halloween by playing flag football at OSU.

Kevin Durant – First Millionaire Flag Football Player…Ever | Pistols Firing
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jdm2008 View Post
They'll go play in Europe like some already have. And what do you think the point of creating their own league is as is the hypothesis of the OP?
Looks like some have already returned.

San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair(notes) played just four games in Russia before mutually parting ways with the team. Orlando Magic forward Earl Clark(notes) signed a contract to play in China then left without even playing in a game. Detroit Pistons forward DaJuan Summers(notes) is the latest NBA player coming home early from an overseas job. He left his Italian team after only four games.
“Back home you got to score, make plays and be able to spread the defense,” Summers said. “But here it’s more [emphasis on] defense. It’s more like a college feel. The paint is jam packed. Guys play harder, but it’s not more physical. That’s a misconception.”

NBA players are accustomed to five-star hotels and charter flights. Siena traveled like many European teams: eight-hour bus rides, commercial jets and two players to a room.
Life in Italy not all fun for DaJuan Summers - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Cindy_Jole View Post
Yeah, you can throw right and wrong out the window since it's a negotiation between two parties that are competant and have fair access to high quality lawyers, accountants etc.

However, the players are coming out of this one looking retarded. Empty threats of world tours and playing overseas.

Contradictory statements being made by their leadership, stars, reps, agents....it's like a comedy of clowns. Maybe we can get Gilbert Arenas to come out and give them a pep talk about how being an idiot and losing $30million isn't the end of the world.
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