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Life Is Hard, Especially For NBA Players

10.12.2005

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Just because you sign that big money contract, it doesn't mean life is going to be easy. Last year we heard Latrell Sprewell complaining about being able to feed his family on his $14.6 million salary. This year is no different as the NBA has decided to push NBA players further into poverty by not only forcing them to feed their families, but to also follow a dress code and, get this, they have to pay for their own clothes!

Being a tall man myself, I understand the hardship. When you are too big for the standard clothes sizes offered at Wal-Mart or Target, then you are forced to go to places like Casual Male and pay $45 for a pair of pants that a smaller sized person could buy for $20. Certain NBA players like Allen Iverson and Marcus Camby have lashed back at the league for these preposterous close purchasing requirements:

Denver Nuggets center Marcus Camby, who is in the midst of a $45 million contract, thinks the players should have additional compensation.

Obviously people don't get it that NBA players have a hard enough time buying food on these pitiful salaries. Now they are no longer allowed to wear their $1 t-shirts they picked up at the local Goodwill because it makes them look un-professional:

"It sends a bad message to kids," Iverson told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "If you don't have a suit when you go to school, is your teacher going to think you're a bad kid because you don't have a suit on?"

Iverson, who also only makes around $14.6 million, recently had to postpone the purchase of his 75th tattoo, because of financial concerns of having to purchase clothes.


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