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Sprewell ($14.6M) demands new deal: 'Got family to feed'
The Dominion Post ^ | 2004-11-02 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/02/2004 6:39:02 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666

Latrell Sprewell says he'll ask to be traded if the Minnesota Timberwolves don't sign him to a contract extension by Wednesday night's opener. ''I think this thing is heading towards me leaving, personally,'' Sprewell told reporters after a practice this week. Earlier this preseason, Sprewell said he wanted a contract extension by the Wolves' opener, against the New York Knicks, or he would ask for a sign-and-trade deal or wait to become a free agent. Either way, Sprewell said he didn't want to negotiate during the season. But he took a tougher stance Sunday. Asked if he would play out the season and test the free-agent market, Sprewell said: ''Why would I want to help them win a title? They're not doing anything for me. I'm at risk. I have a lot of risk here. I got my family to feed.'' Sprewell is due to make $14.6 million this year. Sprewell, 34, described the team's latest offer, reported to be worth between $27 million and $30 million over three years, as ''insulting.''

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: choker; jerk; minnesota; timberwolves
I have never like Latrell and this is just one more reason why.
1 posted on 11/02/2004 6:39:03 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Yet another reason as to why I do not attend any professional games.


2 posted on 11/02/2004 6:40:42 AM PST by Lucretia Borgia
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Until Sprewell changes his name to Micheal Jordan or actually wins a Championship, I would tell him to get screwed.


3 posted on 11/02/2004 6:41:05 AM PST by Always Right
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

How anybody can follow the NBA is beyond me...


4 posted on 11/02/2004 6:41:05 AM PST by gridlock (BARKEEP: Why the long face? HORSE: Ha ha, old joke. BARKEEP: Not you, I was talking to JF'n Kerry!)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Just the latest confirmation that Sprewell is a frickin' gangsta a--wipe. That's the nicest way I can put it.
5 posted on 11/02/2004 6:41:08 AM PST by newgeezer (Democrats will cheat, steal, lie, do ANYTHING to win, because their noble goals justify every means.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

6 posted on 11/02/2004 6:42:06 AM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." --President Dwight Eisenho)
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To: gridlock
How anybody can follow the NBA is beyond me...

Why anyone cares to is beyond me.

7 posted on 11/02/2004 6:42:06 AM PST by newgeezer (Democrats will cheat, steal, lie, do ANYTHING to win, because their noble goals justify every means.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

''Why would I want to help them win a title?"

Because that's what you're getting paid to do you talentless loser.


8 posted on 11/02/2004 6:42:48 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: AppyPappy

That is the funniest headline I've seen in a while.

Me, I think that, if I really scrimped and saved, I could feed my headline on $13, maybe even $12 million a year.

LOL!

Dan


9 posted on 11/02/2004 6:42:54 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Just how much can one family eat?


10 posted on 11/02/2004 6:43:33 AM PST by twntaipan (demonRATs are the Nazis of our era--party uber alles is their heart cry.)
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To: gridlock

Check out NBA commissioner David Stern's campaign contributions:

"Commissioners: Go figure. USA WEDNESDAY found the NHL's Gary Bettman made no donations, while MLB's Bud Selig gave $5,750 — split between Republicans and Democrats. The NFL's Paul Tagliabue also split his $47,000. But the $196,500 given by the NBA's David Stern doesn't just make him the biggest-spending commissioner. With $159,000 from Stern and his wife going to Democratic candidates and causes, they are the survey's second-biggest donors to that party — trailing Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos and his wife, who gave a total of $340,700."


http://www.sportsbusinessnews.com/index.asp?story_id=40586


11 posted on 11/02/2004 6:45:39 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: newgeezer

I used to LOVE professional basketball. But -- After Sprewell tried to kill his coach -TWICE- and received only a slap on the wrist from the NBA, I lost all respect for the entire operation. I will not watch a game that is full of thugs, rapists, murderers, and the like. That goes for the democratic game as well.


12 posted on 11/02/2004 6:45:58 AM PST by Designed
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To: BibChr

What are they eating? Cocaine and Hummers?


13 posted on 11/02/2004 6:46:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

My grocery bill is only $700/month for a family of 6. We must not be eating right.


14 posted on 11/02/2004 6:47:30 AM PST by sparkomatic (This happens every time one of these floozies starts poontangin' around with those show folk fags!)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I used to watch a lot of basketball. I didn't watch more than 10 minutes of the NBA all season this past year.


15 posted on 11/02/2004 6:52:21 AM PST by boycott
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Probably more like: "I've got a family to feed. I mean, who knows how many kids I've got out there!"


16 posted on 11/02/2004 6:53:00 AM PST by kezekiel
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Sprewell = cancer


17 posted on 11/02/2004 6:54:00 AM PST by subterfuge (Union THuGs: they're all the RAGE!)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Thugball players ruined the NBA, IMO. I haven't had much interest since Jordan retired the 2nd time.


18 posted on 11/02/2004 6:55:31 AM PST by Rebelbase (Indiscriminate reprisals strengthen the terrorists. Targeted ones weaken them. Aim is everything.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

What's your family eating these days, Latrine (I mean, Latrell)? Beluga caviar? Chateaubriand? Gold bricks? Instead of bitching about how rotten you're being treated, how about working hard, living comfortably on a fraction of your inflated income, and GIVING SOMETHING BACK to your community?
You could be buying a load of books and computers for school kids in the inner city, but I guess that's too much to ask.


19 posted on 11/02/2004 6:56:58 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Puck the Fundits...full speed ahead!)
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To: subterfuge

Greed

Sinopsis

What it is: Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

Why you do it: You live in possibly the most pampered, consumerist society since the Roman Empire.

Your punishment in Hell will be: You'll be boiled alive in oil. Bear in mind that it's the finest, most luxurious boiling oil that money can buy, but it's still boiling.

Associated symbols & suchlike: Greed is linked with the frog and the color yellow

20 posted on 11/02/2004 6:57:51 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Sprewell, 34, described the team's latest offer, reported to be worth between $27 million and $30 million over three years, as ''insulting.''

Sprewell has always been a jerk of the highest order.

There really is no reason to watch the NBA since they certainly don't play basketball anymore.

21 posted on 11/02/2004 7:00:07 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Rebelbase
Thugball players ruined the NBA, IMO. I haven't had much interest since Jordan retired the 2nd time.

Exactly. I use to be the biggest basketball fan, following every thing down to who was coming out of H.S. into college (remember those days). Then it turned into all about being a gangsta or thug. NBA got mixed in with the hip-hop lifestyle, and haven't watched since.

Plus the fact these guys have no talent. If I wanted to see games played in the 70 and 80 point range I would go watch the local high school. They come close to that with no shot clocks, and less game time.

22 posted on 11/02/2004 7:02:29 AM PST by Chipper
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

One day these thugs are going to wake up to find that the NBA has been taken over by European players who actually know how to shoot the ball.


23 posted on 11/02/2004 7:04:37 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: gridlock
How anybody can follow the NBA is beyond me...

What's an NBA? Is it like that organization that used to play basketball?

24 posted on 11/02/2004 7:07:18 AM PST by AngryJawa ("I've got your Exit Poll right here, buddy!")
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I used to workout with Sprewell in the summers in Milwaukee Wisconsin at the local Brown Deer YMCA.

The guy has like 15 cars minimum and several yaughts--- he might not have enough cash to feed his kids after all the crap he buys


25 posted on 11/02/2004 7:07:52 AM PST by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Why is there a thread on pro basketball? What a stupid enterprise, thoroughly bankrupt.


26 posted on 11/02/2004 7:09:07 AM PST by montag813
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I have a fantasy NBA league at FoxSports. I've invited Freepers to join, but it appears there are no NBA fans left. The league is "Free Republic", and the password is "Freep". It's the free basic salary cap game.


27 posted on 11/02/2004 7:09:11 AM PST by LanPB01
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Greed is linked with the frog and the color yellow Who knew?
28 posted on 11/02/2004 7:10:46 AM PST by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I don't know how I could manage on as paltry a sum as 14.6 million,but I'd be willing to try!!!!!


29 posted on 11/02/2004 7:12:06 AM PST by bandleader
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To: AngryJawa
What's an NBA?

It's a group who's all-stars are nearly as good as the Puerto Rican national team.

30 posted on 11/02/2004 7:13:06 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Fzob

31 posted on 11/02/2004 7:14:23 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: All
Sprewell said: ''Why would I want to help them win a title? They're not doing anything for me. I'm at risk. I have a lot of risk here. I got my family to feed.'' Sprewell is due to make $14.6 million this year.

Nothing makes me sicker than a athlete who is under contract and doesn't want to fulfil it.

32 posted on 11/02/2004 7:15:34 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: twntaipan
Just how much can one family eat?

Perhaps Spree is a distant cousin of Elizabeth Edwards.

33 posted on 11/02/2004 7:16:58 AM PST by You Dirty Rats (WE WILL WIN WITH W - Isara)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I have never watched a professional basketball game and I never will.


34 posted on 11/02/2004 7:24:02 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

This guy is now and has always been a punk.

All the talent in the world can't make up for being a flawed human being.


35 posted on 11/02/2004 7:27:52 AM PST by Beckwith (John Kerry, sign the Form 180 - petition at http://www.SignForm180.com)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
It also just occurred to me that Sprewell and Kerry can hang out together and talk about "what might have been."
36 posted on 11/02/2004 7:29:13 AM PST by Beckwith (John Kerry, sign the Form 180 - petition at http://www.SignForm180.com)
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To: twntaipan

It's not food that eating up the family budget. It's living a lifestyle that is above his income, gambling, hookers, drugs and all the lowlives that hang around mooching off of him. I stopped watching this crap after Jordan retired.


37 posted on 11/02/2004 7:31:46 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Sprewell doesn't have families, he's just got a lot of babymommas to support.


38 posted on 11/02/2004 7:38:37 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: capydick
>Thug Life


Here we go...in slo-mo
Video vertigo
Test for echo

Some kind of trouble on the sensory screen
Camera curves over caved-in cop cars
Bleacher-creatures, would-be desperados
Clutch at plausible deniability
Don't touch that dial
We're in denial
Until the showcase trial on TV

Here we go...vertigo
Video...vertigo
Test for echo

Some kind of pictures on the sense o'clock news
Miles of yellow tape, silhouetted chalklines
Tough-talking hood boys in pro-team logo knock-offs
Conform to uniforms of some corporate entity
Don't change that station
It's a Gangsta Nation
Now crime's in syndication on TV

What a show: vertigo
Video vertigo
Test for echo

Touch and go in slo-mo
Video vertigo
Test for echo

Some kind of drama live on satellite
Hidden camera coverage from the crime scene to the courtroom
Nail-biting hood boys in borrowed ties and jackets
Clutching at the straws of respectability

Can't do the time?
Don't do the crime
And wind up in the perp walk on TV

39 posted on 11/02/2004 7:44:55 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

This will surely help his endorsement income. Not!


40 posted on 11/02/2004 7:59:53 AM PST by glorgau
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Follow Tampa Bay's model from the NFL. Deactivate the sucker. They would have more going for them than having that attitude in the locker room. They still have to pay him but they don't have to let him in their facilities.


41 posted on 11/02/2004 8:59:23 AM PST by em2vn
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