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Old 06-21-2007, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

All these NBA guys are making heaping loads of mula, why the hell won't they donate huge chunks. You hear about a guy donating some amount of thousands, but guys who are hauling in these ridicolous amounts of millions(on top of their endorsement deals) why aren't they donating like a million or something around that? Or even higher?
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:08 AM   #2
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A thousand dollars is alot to donate. Donating millions would be crazy. Even I wouldn't do that.


Guys like Shaq would probably donate. In the words Ewing," We superstars make alot of money, but we also spend our money most of the time".
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

because they don't have to and they'd rather keep it for themselves.

not exactly rocket science.

besides, I don't think it really matters. NBA players are too damn ignorant to know how to donate anyway. have you kept tabs on the donations Melo has made? he's donated like 4 million bucks but they're to crappy places. like... some youth center in Baltimore or something. gets a million bucks. you joking? one youth center? I mean honestly...
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

If they donated money, how are they gonna buy their ice, bling and cool clothes.

Not to mention fast cars, big houses and ... women, women, women.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:16 AM   #5
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

Everyone donates. Name me one star player who doesn't donate!
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:51 AM   #6
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

if you are an NBA superstar who is making $80 million of 6 years.

$13million a year.

after taxes $6.5 million a year.
would you really feel good about donating let's say $ 2million away?
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:58 AM   #7
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

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because they don't have to and they'd rather keep it for themselves.

not exactly rocket science.

besides, I don't think it really matters. NBA players are too damn ignorant to know how to donate anyway. have you kept tabs on the donations Melo has made? he's donated like 4 million bucks but they're to crappy places. like... some youth center in Baltimore or something. gets a million bucks. you joking? one youth center? I mean honestly...

wow. do you realize a million bucks in construction doesnt get you what it used to? not as much as you think. as far as why they dont give more, their business and plus they give a hefty donation to the IRS every year plus they probably have those things called relatives and friends they want to help.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:02 AM   #8
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

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if you are an NBA superstar who is making $80 million of 6 years.

$13million a year.

after taxes $6.5 million a year.
would you really feel good about donating let's say $ 2million away?

I don't know how it works in the US, but here you can deduct donated money from the taxes you have to pay.


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Old 06-21-2007, 10:07 AM   #9
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Everyone donates. Name me one star player who doesn't donate!
Pooh Jeter. The guy on the Kings getting payed $7,500 a year.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:09 AM   #10
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

every athlete donates money. if they dont they need a new accountant.
some guy just do it cuz its the right thing to do and not to get in the paper.
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

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Pooh Jeter. The guy on the Kings getting payed $7,500 a year.


Poor Richie2k6. The guy would probably payed for a plastic surgeon this coming summer.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:12 AM   #12
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

How do you know how much they are donating? you only see announced contributions. you dont know how much in total 100% that even one player donated. Dont make an assumption, and then whine off your assumption.
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Poor Richie2k6. The guy would probably payed for a plastic surgeon this coming summer.
Grow up, Lebron23.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:17 AM   #14
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Poor Richie2k6. The guy would probably payed for a plastic surgeon this coming summer.



Poor Lebron23, can't seem to take the pain like a man. So he had to log into his Alternate account.


Go figure.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:50 AM   #15
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Default Re: Why don't more guys donate $$$$?

Because they worked hard for it and shouldnt have to donate it all the time.

It's still a nice thing to do to donate to other people but it's their money and they worked their ass off to get to the NBA.
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