1) Why do i care so much about Lebron James!
To be honest, i only watch maybe 10 regular season games of the NBA, and watch mainly the playoffs. I have (nor probably will I) live in Cleveland. But if he gets picks another team, i will feel let down. The way the books are written is not about money but about passion. We should follow our dreams, and do whats better for our family. I recall when I was a kid, when the other team crushed my team 6-0 in a hockey game, my dad said... its not about winning son! Well, Lebron (who low blow warning: doesnt know his father) apparently doesn't think so. He only wants to win, well maybe not only, but he put it right next to make a lot of money.
2) Basketball (and pro sports in general) make way to much money.
Espn just added a new section to their website where you can do the math to see how much money you make compared to some athletes. Lebron isn't on there yet, but tomorrow i project that he will be on there. Paul Pierce (one of the cheaper options) makes more money in one quarter than i make in an entire year! Thats unreal, here i am slaving in my cubicle, and Pierce hits the court for 15 minutes and boom we are even...
3) When i become a Free Agent.
After my contract with my current employer expires, and i become a free Agent, i dont know if i would resign when them. I could go to some other companies, some that could make me Statistician of the year. Or i could go to a larger market, where more employees would know that I did those statistics, or more customers appreciate my numbers. The decision will be tough, one keeping me up all night, while i tutor statistics at a local college in my home town.
What i dont know is where Lebron is going, but i do know is that i am over this new coverage, and please sign me when i am a free agent.