A system to protect themselves from themselves? Sheesh, only if there was something to protect myself when I spend hundreds’ on Goose. Only if life were as simple as owners overpaying for players because of their vertical jump rather than paying them for their mental.
NBA fans are shaking their heads when they see Jeremy Lin about to get $25 million over three years. Or when they see Brook Lopez getting a max contract. Or JaVale McGee not signing a $50 million deal while seeking more. Or countless more deals since the start of free agency. Fans thinking pretty much what George Karl told Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated.
“This summer has kind of been, I don’t know what the word is other than foolish,” said Karl, who has been outspoken against the league’s star culture that he was once a part of before Carmelo Anthony was traded to New York two seasons ago. “I just think there’s some wild and crazy mentalities going on out there.”
They also are asking this:
“Wasn’t the lockout supposed to stop this kind of spending?”
Actually, no. It was supposed to contain it. It was…
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