It’s a specific time of year. No, I do not speak of Independence Day, nor of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, though these are all events happening this July. I speak of NBA summer trade deals currently going on.
Here is the crazy thing, at least for me: I’m reading about folk who are not “superstars” but are getting signed for close to $30 million a year! Not a four- or five-year contract for that much, but being paid that much over a period of twelve months. One person being paid that much money in one year – superstar or not – is mind boggling!
[Update: The whole sporting world finally heard from Kevin Durant who has decided to take his game to Golden State making a cool $54.3 million over the next two years.]
I’ve actually been wanting to do this for some time now. Reading about recent trade deals has propelled me to do so. Continue reading
For my Memphis friends, I don’t know how many caught the Memphis Tigers game on Wednesday night at UCF, but a crazy finish. They are calling this year’s team the Cardiac Kids. There has been plenty of that this year. A very young team that will continue to grow more and more, including next year.
Check out the game winner from Wednesday.
For sports fans, and particularly those aware of the whole recent fiasco with LeBron James, I think you will get a nice chuckle out of this video below.