2008-09 general league thread (non-Pistons)

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    Speaking of signing overseas. I just found this one at espn.

    LeBron to Europe for $50 million a season? I don't believe that of a second.
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    Death of the salary cap.
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    Nobody would have believed MJ would make 33 mil in 97-98 a few years before that either!
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    LeBron leaving for Europe seems remarkably unlikely to me. I think a more likely target, and perhaps a smart move by a Euroleague team that wanted to make a big splash (as opposed to throwing Monopoly money at LeBron and getting turned down), would be Kobe.

    I think Kobe's current contract runs through the end of the 2011 season. He grew up in Europe while his dad was playing there, and he speaks Italian (plus Spanish, I think?), so I can see him being tempted by that. Particularly if the Lakers manage to win a title between now and then, which would "prove" that he didn't need Shaq to win it all. If he's managed to accomplish that by the time his contract is up, I could see him thinking, "I've done everything I wanted to in the NBA, so now I'll blaze another trail by being the first superstar to leave for Europe." It might make a lot of sense for him, especially if it means he can make tens of millions more over there than he could in another NBA contract.
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    Or the imposition of a European one. And the beginning of the formation of the GBA that might have a true world champion.
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    It probably depends how entrenched Kobe and his family are in America.

    Lebron may have more freedom to do what's best for Lebron. He has stated that he wants to be a billionaire, so it would help him achieve that noble goal.

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