View Poll Results: Should NBA players be compensated to play on the Olympic Team?

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    Compensation for Olympic team?

    What ever happened to doing things for the love of your country and not your pocket books?
    Dwyane Wade: NBA Olympians should be compensated - ESPN



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    This angers me



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    Quote Originally Posted by KFitzy87 View Post
    This angers me



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    It's a big commitment from those players. I wouldn't have a problem with them being paid. If you're a player on a team who makes a deep playoff run you basically have no offseason.

    Whatever motivates Team USA is fine with me. I can't stand when we lose in basketball.



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    "It's not the easiest thing in the world if you play deep in the playoffs and then you get two, three weeks off and then you start training again to play more basketball, where it requires you to be away from home and in another country. It's fun, but your body does need a break."

    Nothing gives your body a break like a big fat paycheck. Easy solution, you greedy bastards, if you don't want to play for Olympic gold, don't play. There are plenty of amateurs who would give their left nut to lose in the first round game only to say that they were in the Olympics.

    Don't these crybabies make enough money already?


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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    I guess how much do you pay players who already make millions?

    I feel that the honor of representing you country should be enough of a reward.



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    I suppose the argument could be made that they're risking injury, and deserve something for that. Jersey/merchandise sales aren't really a completely altruistic venture, either. Someone is making money on those things.

    Still, it's the Olympics.


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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    The NBA is a business and the players know that. The Olympics should not be viewed as a business... It is a chance to represent your country playing the game you are good at



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    Thank god this team will have good guys like Rose and Durant. If team USA was made up of all Lebron's and Wade's types I think I would want to see team USA lose. Total ********!


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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I suppose the argument could be made that they're risking injury, and deserve something for that. Jersey/merchandise sales aren't really a completely altruistic venture, either. Someone is making money on those things.

    Still, it's the Olympics.
    The US still pays for lodging/travel/food costs doesn't it? I can't see the income from merch sales being more than these costs, at least not for the entire US team.



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    Hell no!!!

    If anything pay the no name small sport athletes for their time and sacrifice which is just as much as those little cry babies. You are already getting paid way to much in the NBA .



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    They're saying the problem is they don't get enough rest, but the solution is money?

    Good quote from Lebron though..

    Quote Originally Posted by Lebron James
    "I love representing my country, man," James said. "I've done it since 2004 and I'm looking forward to doing it in London. As far as (pay), I don't know, man. It doesn't matter. I'm happy to be a part of the team, to be selected again."



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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    Quote Originally Posted by KFitzy87 View Post
    The NBA is a business and the players know that. The Olympics should not be viewed as a business... It is a chance to represent your country playing the game you are good at

    whether or not it should be viewed as a business, it is a business. All of those corporate sponsors aren't paying all that money out of the goodness of their hearts.


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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyclonesRulzzz View Post
    Thank god this team will have good guys like Rose and Durant. If team USA was made up of all Lebron's and Wade's types I think I would want to see team USA lose. Total ********!
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    Re: Compensation for Olympic team?

    Quote Originally Posted by KFitzy87 View Post
    The NBA is a business and the players know that. The Olympics should not be viewed as a business... It is a chance to represent your country playing the game you are good at
    The olympics absolutely is a business.



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