I just really don't want an athlete from a team I root for, pay money to, follow.....to be spending his free time teaming up and collaborating to design team gear and fashion apparel for rival franchises.
I just find it bush league, especially considering how much he talks -- and how little he actually walks.
His play is what I'm more concerned about, like you; but stuff like this just adds insult to injury.
Just no way Paul Pierce, Jeter, or really most prideful athletes for franchises would get caught in a spot like this.
Honestly, this is why I find myself getting more and more into hockey. A bench player wouldn't be caught dead in a spot like this.
this thread is utterly ridiculous to read, if most of you fans can take your knick blinders off for a sec and put on your business hat many of you would realize that what he is doing is to ensure that he becomes a wealthy man instead of a "typical broke athlete has been" it solidifies his future for himself and family and opens other doors way after his playing days are over. So long as he puts the time in to improve himself during the offseason and dedicate to his condition what is the problem.
Don't sit up here and act like you wouldn't want to capitalize on all the fair-weather bandwagon heat fans ready to buy anything with their logo on it so what? U mad because you didn't come up with idea yourself?!?
I dont understand the logic of not taking advantage of an opportunity available to you because your loyal to the team? The same team the feels if your not preforming up to par they will trade you ass and cut their losses. There is no loyalty in sports when it comes to business...most of you posters are extremely intelligent I'm sure you can figure it out. I would rather you pimp yourself than let let someone else do it for you *cough* dolan pippin Linsanity to the fullest *cough*
do you know how much they pay agents business managers, accountants, posse, greedy family, baby mommas girlfriends an lord know who else wants a piece of the pie
When your presented with opportunities to take advantage to build your wealth you wouldn't take it ? This is America you need to capitalize on everything thrown your way if not someone else will
so you used to be an accountant for nba players so you have the inside track to what they typically spend and what their expenses are? OkAY
I don't get what you don't understand , by your logic basketball should be his world 24/7 with no outside opportunities. everyone should be like a antoine walker and waste their riches instead of building their wealth like Jordan OkAy
I just said that he shouldn't be going broke with 100$m earned up to this point in his career.
And I don't need to be an accountant to tell you that if you went broke after making money like Walker, you spent your money on stupid ****.
It's called living within your means.
There is no reason why anyone who made as much money as Walker and Amar'e should ever go broke. Ever.
Is Jeter collaborating with designers and teaming up to promote Red Sox paraphernalia? Who gives a **** if he promotes Ford. Who would give a **** if Stoudemire promoted Ford?
It's painful I have to point this out to you directly: the issue isn't Stoudemire making money by promoting stuff, it is that he teamed up to design GOODS PROMOTING THE MIAMI HEAT. Dwayne Wade's woman is decked out in that **** while Wade rapes our team outta the playoffs.
Also, again for the peanut gallery (you), it would even be more understandable if Stoudemire was actually part of some big "Ford Car" level of a promotion to make huge bank, and in the process he sold his NYK pride to celebrate and promote the Miami Heat (or some other rival). At least then he could just be easily lumped into the category like so many athletes, as a greedy mofo where their team and pride for their team's city doesn't mean much.
Except this isn't even the case, and he reaches a level of disgrace and duplicity to the NYK that I haven't seen in a while from a player: the biggest fraud in NYC sports. A man who waxes perfectly like a politician about NYC pride, and bringing NYC titles, and being all about being a Knick and restoring dignity to NYC....
edit -- people like Walker, Mike Tyson, Random Lotto Winner....it has zero to do with how much money they ever have, or ever coulda had. Stoudemire has a million ****ing offers a day to capitalize on, of a million different varieties. He chose this.
Yes. They paid a lot to their agents, business mangers, accountants,.....
But that would never be the reason they went broke. You knew that yourself right?
But I agree with you that there's nothing wrong with grabing opportunities thrown to them at the right time.
However, investing in business that designing shirts for Miami Heat seemed a little exaggerating. Unless that business meant to design shirts for all NBA teams.
Edit: most of the NBA players who had made tons of money and went broke in the end.
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