Divorce.......Miami Heat

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  1. NYPistonFan729

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    I am saddened by Shaq and Wade's marriage trouble. I just wonder how much does personal issues such as divorce, family illness, etc. affect the play on the court. Shaq has always been known as a womanizer and phony, but Wade has been portrayed as a religious family man. Professional athletes should stay single as long as possible. Too many temptations. The Heat's roster is full of holes and now the two most important players are going through breakups and the media hasn't even gotten started. I didn't know anything about Wade's extra-marital plays until I read it yesterday on ybf.com.
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    It appears that they did not live together until after they were married.

    Religion is a very, very complicated subject.

    Dwayne Wade Divorce

    Dwyane Wade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Amazon.com: Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature: Books: William James

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    To bad about the break-up of Wade and his wife. Now that you have provided that Wade link and those photos of Gabrielle Union, i can understand why both he and Kidd had issues staying with their wives..[STRIKE]dammmn!!!![/STRIKE]dang!
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    I thought Gabrielle was a good girl!!!
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    She did look GOOD to me in those photos:sssh::eyebrows::thumb[1]:
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    Get An Ugly Woman To Marry You lyrics - Harry Belafonte lyrics

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    I figure this thread is the closest match to this topic-

    If Shaq retires next year, then Miami gets $20M/year in salary cap relief??? Maybe they aren't in such bad shape then. They should tank out the year, draft a big man with a couple years of college experience and pick up some players in free agency to build around Wade.

    But, that would require that Shaq turns down $40M that is owed to him. FAT chance.
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    Would any of us turn that down, especially with the divorce?
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    You sure about this? I thought retired players' salaries still counted against the cap, unless there's a buyout.

    I was going to go looking for this thread to mention Shaq's monthly expenses, which were just revealed in the proceedings for his divorce. You think your monthly cable bill is big? How about $1500!

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    So he has a pretty big carbon footprint, eh?

    His food bill exceeds my everything bill by a ton!
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    I could say the same just about his dry-cleaning bill, though I definitely spend more on everything than Shaq spends on lawn and pool maintenance. :pound:
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    It looks like Shaq will be playing ball a while longer. He seems to be living beyond his means. I assume the 1.8 million salary is before taxes. His monthly expenses of 875,000 makes it look like he is barely covering it with his salary. I know Shaq is not broke, but i think it will be hard to cover 875,000 a month once his playing days are over and after Shaunie gets her cut.
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    He's inflating this stuff for the divorce.

    I'm surprised he didn't try to throw haircuts on there.
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    Once he hangs it up he will definitely need to reduce these expenses...but now you get an idea of why Sprewell said he could barely keep his family fed.:)

    $1495 for his cable bill?? What are they watching and what is he paying for?? All of his homes and all of his neighbors too??? I mean I have four HD DVR's hooked up to my Direct TV dish, all of the premium movie channels, the east/west coast feed for all of the network and premium channels, NBA League pass and the XM radio channels and I only pay $140 a month...

    Also I didn't realize players have to pay/file taxes in all of the states they play in each season. Turbo Tax only allows you to download one state:)...If he played in 25 states he needs 25 Turbo tax software kits....he should have listed that cost too:)
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    Yeah; those numbers are way out of whack even for Miami.

    Says $24,000+ for gas - where does he drive? (unless that includes jet fuel for the plane he didn't mention)

    $17,000+ for clothing - he must only where his clothes once and throw them away. That is $550.00 a day, every day for clothes.

    $110,000+ for vacations a month? He can't vacation 7 months out of the year because he is playing unless he is going on those days when he has 2 days off.
    He owns the plane,island and has already included the cost of gas above. This is equal to $1,300,000 a year on vactions.

    I would say these are a little inflated or he is buying straight from the U.S. government.
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    $3,000 a month on phone bills. I guess all of his guests and help at his three homes use his phones a lot.

    Why doesn't he just get VOIP?

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    Shaq should get it through his head that no-fault divorce states couldn't care less what his bills are. He can inflate the numbers all he wants...it means nothing. He will pay...big time.
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    If the tax numbers listed are right, he pays around $544k a month in taxes, so $1.8 - .875 - .544 means he's still clearing $381k or about $4.6 million a year.

    Still, $875k a month, say $900 next year is $10.8 million a year after taxes. You're right, no way he accepts a buyout even if the Heat offer.

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