G-man.........I always like your posts. I still resent that everybody has gotten rich, to the point of taking away the fan experience from the working stiff. Sure...the players get to share the money that the owners make, but I'd rather see an NBA jersey sold for $14.99 so the working man's kid could buy one. Tickets also priced for less would be nice. Cheap eats would round out my satisfaction. I'm just not happy with the fact that these players make so darn much money. 50 million is enough money for several generations of a family to live on. Having teachers make $30,000 per, while NBA players get 5-20 million..........just doesn't sit well with me. I see how pro sports work and the fact that athletes get paid when they transfer to the bigger markets. I just miss the old ways......When a team like the Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles could win it all and not have to worry about losing players. Big and small markets is the norm now, but I don't have to like it. That is why I previously suggested two NBA leagues. One for big salaries, and one for smaller markets. My moral compass is outraged at the thought of teams throwing games to get a better draft choice in basketball. When I see coaches having to pamper star athletes these days...I really get turned off by all of this. I will not object when somebody suggests the throwing of games....because of what the NBA has become to me. Young people need a moral compass. They also need to be outraged when somebody with no demonstrated history of talent...demands a 50 million dollar contract. Unfortunately, in many communities, these people are idolized.........where's the compass for those kids?