Chauncey.."don't claim me off the waiver wire"

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  1. basketbills

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    It's not supposed to work this way is it?

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    He has been jerked around a lot. I can understand his frustration.
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    The waiver claim system is set up to support parity. I hope he is claimed by the Vancouver Grizzlies.
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    More on this:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_y...=aw-wojnarowski_billups_amnesty_waiver_121011

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    Chauncey has made over $86 million playing a game. I don't feel sorry for him. Quit whining.
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    I've always liked his style, and continue to do so in this matter.
    Give em hell Chauncey............
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    The problem I have with it is that Rip took a lot less money to avoid amnesty....so he could control his own destiny. Chauncey gets all the money and still wants to control his destiny.
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    Freedom of speech.
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    Every player controls their own destiny and I am so pissed when I hear any player whine about not having " control" of their own future. Reality check....you can play a game for millions....or you can get a real job. You have total control. Are you angry that these selfish owners wont give you 50-100 million to play wherever you want? are you mad that they wont let you choose the color scheme on the floor? Guess what? the rest of us make peanuts compared to you and we have less control over our future than you do. THIS is the reason I am fed up to my eyebrows with this sport and for that matter most mainstream sport. These athletes have people telling them they are the second coming ever since they picked up a ball now they really believe it.
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    that's what he gets for breaking down in the P/Os last year.
    ---Expendable--- get used to it.
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    He's never been in a position to control his own destiny? It seems like he must have been a free agent at least once in the last 14 years.
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    If no one claims him, chances of Chauncy leaving loads of money on the table to sign with the Heat? Certainly possible imo. James, Wade and Chauncy would be a scary defensive 1-3 combination. They'd be pretty ok on offense too.
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    He signed with the pistons
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    Do thet have the vet minimum anymore? Billups would be a great pickup for Boston. He'd play more in Miami though, I guess.
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    I am really feeling good about the steps the League took to protect competitive balance via the lockout. I was worried the owners were just looking for more $$ for a while there.
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    This is really the only play Chauncey has to become a free agent, so smart move.

    In regards to his whining, get over it. A guy got thrown into a trade from his hometown to a team that let him go after only a half season and whose playoff chances dwindled to nil when he got injured. Then soon after he's interviewed and you are appalled at his frustration? Really?
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    I'm not appalled. I just don't feel sorry for him. Big difference.
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    I dont feel sorry for him but I understand his frustration. Its the NBA. Maybe he should just retire and be with his family.
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    He wants it all, and that's the issue. He wants more money, to decide where he goes, and he obviously feels some sense of entitlement from whoever happens to come across his path, even if they never had any dealings with him before.

    Like NYP says, he can just retire. Issuing ultimatums and pronouncements looks weak.

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