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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

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    No one is saying anything about government mandated standardized pay?

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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Ignorance means to lack knowledge. I am well aware that athletes run PR campaigns and donation drives. It's one thing to be ignorant, it's quite another to simply disagree that athletes change the world. Most of their charities are very publicized and for their own benefit just as much as they are about the benefit of the given cause.
    To be fair Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has given over $28 billion dollars to charitable causes and how exactly have they changed the world? Don't forget the billions of dollars American's give to charity. How is that changing the world? We still have thousands of children dying from hunger in Africa regardless of the fact that we have hundreds of charity groups who receive money to fight hunger in Africa. And we have thousands of children dying from malaria and other simple diseases that no one ever does anything to stop though billions of dollars are given. Who knows maybe one of those kids would have been the one who found a cure to HIV or a viral disease or maybe one of them with the right education would have been the one to develop a new system of physics that would have allowed for us to travel in space like what we see in movies. Who knows though there is one thing that is certain in life and that is that humans don't care for other humans unless it involves primitive emotions like jealousy. But still those primitive emotions are only directed towards the few and not the whole.

    You know why we have millions of people dying every year for diseases that are curable or easily fixed? Its not because we have a shortage of anything like food or energy we do not. We are in an era of humanity where it is possible to feed billions of people and to provide a decent living standard for people. But we don't because humans are selfish and fail to see the big picture.

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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

    I hope LeBron comes to Chicago. But he would always have the six MJ championship banners literally hanging over his head. Not an easy act to follow.

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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    What kinda of idiot takes a big contract in New York with all those taxes?? I bet if he took a contract in San Antonio for less he'd take home more.
    Hmm lets see...

    1. Derick Jeter
    2. CC Sabathia
    3. A-Rod
    4. K-Rod
    5. Lawrence Taylor
    6. Darelle Revis
    7. Patrick Ewing
    8. Johan Santana

    I can keep going
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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Hmm lets see...

    1. Derick Jeter
    2. CC Sabathia
    3. A-Rod
    4. K-Rod
    5. Lawrence Taylor
    6. Darelle Revis
    7. Patrick Ewing
    8. Johan Santana

    I can keep going
    I know those that have, but I was speaking from a PURELY monetary standpoint. I.E. If you pay 20% in taxes in San Antonio, and 40% in New York....
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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

    This is ridiculous...

    We need the pay czar to get in here. Its not fair that some guy dribbling a ball should get this much money when hard working American's are unemployed. We need the government in there and to limit NBA player saleries to those of CEOs

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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    In high school I wondered why I had to bust my ass to get good marks for scholarships, and jocks were getting more valuable scholarships to go to the best schools. I respect physical ability but let's face it, athletes don't change the world. They're just entertainment. But as rathi has said, I guess they wouldn't be getting those scholarships if demand weren't so high for pro athletes for the drooling masses.

    I do think our priorities are messed up when teachers, doctors, engineers, and the people who either build civilizations or provide their life blood are left in the dust compared to football or basketball players.
    I completely agree, but in this era of fluff reporting, it was bound to happen. Just turn on the news, and what do you see? Who Madonna is banging this week, the latest episode of Lady Gaga pulling her panties down at a baseball game, yet another story on Michael Jackson, who has been dead for quite a while, who won the latest round of "America's Got Talent", and many other non-stories from the world of infotainment, including LeBron James.

    But some people really want to know whatever happened to the kinds of hard hitting investigative journalism we used to have in the past. Where is it? In a safe somewhere at NBC General Electric, never to be seen again, unless we as a nation somehow begin to see ourselves as something more than a commodity for the media whores. Many Americans these days are too stoned on consumption and drunk on TV to demand something a little better than what we are watching the pablum puke that is being thrown at us.

    Whose fault is this? Unfortunately, our own. The cure? For starters, you can throw your TV set in the garbage, and read a book. That is a good first step. There is nothing intellectually stimulating, or anything else conducive to critical thinking, in a TV set.
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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

    Big frigging deal. He has made it and people need to get over it. It is not like he is gonna be paid that by a team as their are salary caps. He is a "brand" and that brings in the bucks. I say go for it. Any of you bitching about how much he could make would you turn down that kind of money? Lets keep it real here.

    Lets just hope he keeps passing around some of whatever he earns to help people.

    I cannot hate on anybody for wanting to make money but it does make me kinda sick that we have became such a consumerism country and that there are sports figures, CEO's, etc. making this kind of bank when we have so many damn poor people in our country.

    If we really wanna stop all this nonsense? Then we gotta stop spending buy those new kicks, shirts, etc. that rocks whoever name. We gotta stop supporting places that pay their CEO's soo much that they could put a serious stop on hunger, etc.

    We/Consumers are why people like James can make this kind of money. Do not hate him-hate what we as a whole have become.

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    Re: What The Knicks Told LeBron: Come To New York And Make $1 Billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Big frigging deal. He has made it and people need to get over it. It is not like he is gonna be paid that by a team as their are salary caps. He is a "brand" and that brings in the bucks. I say go for it. Any of you bitching about how much he could make would you turn down that kind of money? Lets keep it real here.

    Lets just hope he keeps passing around some of whatever he earns to help people.

    I cannot hate on anybody for wanting to make money but it does make me kinda sick that we have became such a consumerism country and that there are sports figures, CEO's, etc. making this kind of bank when we have so many damn poor people in our country.

    If we really wanna stop all this nonsense? Then we gotta stop spending buy those new kicks, shirts, etc. that rocks whoever name. We gotta stop supporting places that pay their CEO's soo much that they could put a serious stop on hunger, etc.

    We/Consumers are why people like James can make this kind of money. Do not hate him-hate what we as a whole have become.

    *forgive spelling and whatever cause I do not care and neither should you*
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