Author Topic: Shams and Woj Bomb both reporting Kawhi to Raptors for Demar all but done deal.  (Read 7922 times)

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Offline tenn_smoothie

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Thank God we did not trade for this guy !!!!!!!!!!

Once in awhile, I am led to believe that Danny really does have some common sense.
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Poor DDR, now he has a chance to choke and be eliminated by Lebron again.

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He and other sports players should be grateful to play for any team for millions of dollars..there are millions of ppl who are starving and homeless on this Earth...i lose all respect for any athletes who complain bout what team they playing for
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He and other sports players should be grateful to play for any team for millions of dollars..there are millions of ppl who are starving and homeless on this Earth...i lose all respect for any athletes who complain bout what team they playing for

If you make a lot of money you're not allowed care where you live?
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He and other sports players should be grateful to play for any team for millions of dollars..there are millions of ppl who are starving and homeless on this Earth...i lose all respect for any athletes who complain bout what team they playing for

If you make a lot of money you're not allowed care where you live?

Of course, you're allowed to talk about whatever you want. At the same time, you risk the scrutiny of the masses if what you're saying sounds tone-deaf.

Toronto is a major international city, and despite the weather, its a nice place to be. Kawhi can say whatever he wants about Toronto.

Kind of reminds me of when Phil Mickelson complained that he might have to leave the US b/c he pays too much in tax. The average person won't sympathize with such a complaint. We simply don't care about Kawhi's plight while getting paid tens of millions to play in Toronto for a year.

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He and other sports players should be grateful to play for any team for millions of dollars..there are millions of ppl who are starving and homeless on this Earth...i lose all respect for any athletes who complain bout what team they playing for

If you make a lot of money you're not allowed care where you live?

Basically. And this isnít a Ďlotí of money, this is money beyond anybodyís wildest dreams. He can get a private jet and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc homes and go whenever he wants.

Of course you can have a preference for where you want to be and make that decision when the time comes. You can even let a team know that you definitely wonít re-sign with them so they can obtain assets for you (this is actually preferred), but nobody is going to feel bad for you if you arenít living in LA. If NBA players had similar contracts to NFL players, it would be a whole different story.

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Sporting News reporting he may sit than play for Toronto (i dont believe he will)...but if he does, Silver should suspend him for 2 years
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http://twitter.com/MyNBAUpdate/status/1019627319550361600

Ouch.

What's it say?

Kawhi might sit out another year. "No interest" in Raps..


That's a breach of contract. Raptors and/or the league should take legal action. This is getting a bit out of control, players can't just refuse to play and still get paid.
No need to sue, every missed practice/game carries a fine. His whole salary would be forfeit quickly.

I would sue for foregone revenue. Bankrupt the quitter.
That's unlikely to occur and also probably not a suit they could win. Not to mention might be prohibited by the CBA.

If you violate a contract you signed. and I mean this is bizarro NBA universe, if he is healthy and chose to sit out, I would sue him for foregone revenues. A company that operates hotels in places where fires effect revenue, takes out insurance policies on that revenue and receives some of that back. If he sat out while being healthy, I would gladly sue him for that. I would be surprised if there's any mention of that in the CBA as when has a player in the history of the game legitimately sat out because he is petty for a half season.

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http://twitter.com/MyNBAUpdate/status/1019627319550361600

Ouch.
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What's it say?

Kawhi might sit out another year. "No interest" in Raps..


That's a breach of contract. Raptors and/or the league should take legal action. This is getting a bit out of control, players can't just refuse to play and still get paid.
he can fake injury. No legal action can ever prove he isnít hurt

Yeah it s not like you could get 3 independent doctors to come to independent conclusions or anything. /sarcasm

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He and other sports players should be grateful to play for any team for millions of dollars..there are millions of ppl who are starving and homeless on this Earth...i lose all respect for any athletes who complain bout what team they playing for

If you make a lot of money you're not allowed care where you live?

Basically. And this isnít a Ďlotí of money, this is money beyond anybodyís wildest dreams. He can get a private jet and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc homes and go whenever he wants.

Of course you can have a preference for where you want to be and make that decision when the time comes. You can even let a team know that you definitely wonít re-sign with them so they can obtain assets for you (this is actually preferred), but nobody is going to feel bad for you if you arenít living in LA. If NBA players had similar contracts to NFL players, it would be a whole different story.

I'm not saying anyone should feel bad for Kawhi (Kawhi, especially) but I don't agree with the mentality that "athletes should never complain  because they make a lot of money." You can be grateful and hard working and still not like your circumstances. I don't see a problem with voicing that.
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He and other sports players should be grateful to play for any team for millions of dollars..there are millions of ppl who are starving and homeless on this Earth...i lose all respect for any athletes who complain bout what team they playing for

If you make a lot of money you're not allowed care where you live?

Basically. And this isnít a Ďlotí of money, this is money beyond anybodyís wildest dreams. He can get a private jet and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc homes and go whenever he wants.

Of course you can have a preference for where you want to be and make that decision when the time comes. You can even let a team know that you definitely wonít re-sign with them so they can obtain assets for you (this is actually preferred), but nobody is going to feel bad for you if you arenít living in LA. If NBA players had similar contracts to NFL players, it would be a whole different story.

I'm not saying anyone should feel bad for Kawhi (Kawhi, especially) but I don't agree with the mentality that "athletes should never complain  because they make a lot of money." You can be grateful and hard working and still not like your circumstances. I don't see a problem with voicing that.

Demar sounds entitled

The bottom line is he "quit" on the Raptors in the playoffs and Raptors quit on him.  They also quit on the coach (who won the coach of the year award)

Raptors want to win a championship and the way things are and have been for 5 seasons....can you blame the team?

Demar outside of wanting to win a championship, also wanted to stay with one team and be an icon in Toronto after his career ended.   Toronto Raptors didn't care about this

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Sporting News reporting he may sit than play for Toronto (i dont believe he will)...but if he does, Silver should suspend him for 2 years

He won't do it... unless he wants to end his nba career

Owners also have relationships/brotherhood

a player wanting out is probably the highest threshold to not boycott the player from playing in the league (though for rookies it seems like a different story)

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I hope everyone sits out this season.  Every player in the league.  Players need to show a greater degree of entitlement imo.  Franchises should reinforce it.  And fans should overlook it.
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The idea that no legal or arbitration proceeding can "ever" conclude a player is able to healthy or not is bizarre.

Getting worked up over "sporting news" report that isn't sourced compared to MULTIPLE credible outlets and reporters saying he will play is wild to me. He might not report for the physical but once preseason starts he will be fined heavily for each practice/game missed. So he'll be there by preseason.

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If Kawhi really wanted to play for the Lakers, he could have forced his way there this summer.

I doubt he ends up there in 12 months time.
I'm skeptical this is true because of his agent/uncle situation. Not exactly an experienced NBA group he's working with.