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NBA Player Tells It Like It Is, Gets Fined By Team  
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

The Chicago Bulls fined forward Tyrus Thomas $10,000 on Tuesday, one day after the rookie said he only was interested in the prize money at the NBA's slam dunk contest.
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When asked if being around some of the game's greats could be beneficial for a rookie, he responded, "I'm just into the free money. That's it. I'll just do whatever when I get out there."


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2756552


That's great. So when all the athletes lie directly to the cameras when they say it isn't about the money when it obviously is, that fine. But when someone lays down the truth, that all he cares about is the dough, the team makes him cough some of it up. Yeah, I'm sure it's an honor for a rookie to be selected, but the slam-dunk contest and the NBA in general has been a joke for at least the last 10 years. As an ambassador of the truth, he should be commended. It's the guy's job, he SHOULD be in it for the money.

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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Quoting WellHung (Thread starter):
As an ambassador of the truth, he should be commended. It's the guy's job, he SHOULD be in it for the money.

Spot on accurate!! I can't stand it when athletes spout off that "it's not about the money" Bullshit, it's nearly always about the money.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Tell the truth and you get hammered? You gotta love this game..Right..again an example of the NBA and it's teams trying to project a false image, and maintain the declining fan base.

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Incredible. In an age when sports franchises routinely demand egregious amounts of tax payer dollars to finance new stadiums while threatening to leave town, one has the audacity to fine a player for suggesting that somehow, it's "all about the money".

Athletics are getting to be pretty depressing for those of us who enjoy the art form. While immensely entertaining, putting up with the level of greed and selfishness that comes with the professional/corporate sector is almost becoming too much to ask.

Perhaps what we need are viable leagues to compete with these cash cows for business...maybe then they'd feel a little more inclined to give us something really worth watching.



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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Quoting WellHung (Thread starter):
The Chicago Bulls fined forward Tyrus Thomas $10,000 on Tuesday, one day after the rookie said he only was interested in the prize money at the NBA's slam dunk contest.
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When asked if being around some of the game's greats could be beneficial for a rookie, he responded, "I'm just into the free money. That's it. I'll just do whatever when I get out there."

Dammit, Chicago. Stop fining everybody for petty shit.



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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Tyrus Thomas needs to grow up. Nobody wants to here that crap
about the money.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 5):
Tyrus Thomas needs to grow up. Nobody wants to here that crap
about the money.

I agree with that, but a fine? Whatever, as long as my Bulls are in the playoffs and don't exit after one round.



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User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

Maybe if he said it another way it would have been fine. Im glad he said it because if thats how he feels then thats how he feels. People who really speak their mind make the world more realistic. Fining him is a joke. He didn't disrepect anyone. Why fine him for is he didn't curse or use foul language??

User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 5):
Tyrus Thomas needs to grow up. Nobody wants to here that crap
about the money.

Totally disagree. Finally someone with the b&lls to tell it like it is. I'm not a fan of the NBA, and until this thread, never heard of Tyrus Thomas, but good on him!


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 8):
never heard of Tyrus Thomas, but good on him!

Chicago's first round draft pick this year, rookie, played @ LSU last year.



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User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

This is what you get when you make 20 year old's millionaires....


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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 10):
This is what you get when you make 20 year old's millionaires....

 redflag 

Thomas has not been known for comments like this in the past. Might of been just a rookie mistake.



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User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 11):
Thomas has not been known for comments like this in the past. Might of been just a rookie mistake.

Not so, my friend. He is a turd. Read the following:

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/sports...dewski/248874,081LAD1.articleprint

Then there was this doozy while Thomas was in New York to attend a pre-draft function last spring.

It seems that Thomas and a few league executives cabbed it to a hotel. Upon their arrival, Thomas actually expected them to take care of his luggage.

"The league execs couldn't believe it," the source said. "They were like, 'You expect us to do what? Take your own (darn) bags.' The guy turned off a lot of people even before he played a game."



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