at the end of the day you've got to know its a "business". its a "business", so anything can happen.
how many players are using these sort of lines today? yes its a business duh(i hate even saying it, its annoyinggg) . 10 years ago youd never here this out of anyones mouth. everyones now using this as an excuse to be unloyal to there teams( kg,kobe,lebron ect) and it makes me sick. how many times did bird,magic,jordan,malone,stockton,drexler,reggie ect demand trades/hype free agecy upon themselves or bailout on there teams? its going to get worse, billionaire bron is gonna take it to another level.
It goes both ways. It's just business when teams cut a guy during preseason or trades someone halfway through the year. Sure, pro athletes make a ton of money, but they generate even more for their team. The team looks out for it's best interests, I don't see why we should hold the players to a different standard.
"it's a business" is euphemism for "i care more about money than winning."
players say it all the time then they sign big time contracts with ****ty ass teams.
FALSE. It's exactly how LeBron said it when talking to the media. Teams look out for themselves, so why can't players do the same?
With LeBron, yes it is about the money. It's about the money for 99% of all athletes whether its NFL, MLB, etc. But he does want to win, too. LeBron has proven to be savvy beyond his years. He's going to find the perfect fit, which is:
A team currently with a solid roster.
A team with a bright future. (good contracts, solid coaching, etc.)
A team capable of signing another big name free agent. (Bosh, mostly)
A city that will make him happy.
Hopefully, this perfect fit is Cleveland and Ferry can pull off bringing Bosh there.
Didn't you realize the finance crisis is all over the world?
It has been happening before the finance crisis. Didn't you realize?
Anyway, the players are making much more then ever before, so players is taking advantage of it. I belive Barkley said he is mad at his mom for not holding him back some years (when she was pregnat) since he would make a lot more money if he was born some years later. It was all a joke though
It goes both ways. It's just business when teams cut a guy during preseason or trades someone halfway through the year.
is it also just a business when players skip practices, break team rules, give halfhearted effort, refuse to play and ignore offensive & defensive schemes to play mostly for themselves?
Sure, pro athletes make a ton of money, but they generate even more for their team. The team looks out for it's best interests, I don't see why we should hold the players to a different standard.
the point you miss is that when an org makes a promise, everyone holds them to it. if they say a practice, film-session, game or meeting is to take place at such-and-such time then everyone holds them to that statement, including teams of lawyers.
but time-after-time players shirk their agreements and teams rarely treat them the way they deserve for breaking their contracts. any working person or rich executive in the world would love to be stephon marbury, who is paid an enormous salary but who isn't interested in playing for his contractual team this year when they ask him repeatedly.