David Stern and the billionaire NBA owners are counting on NBA players to crack and sign whatever deal is in front of them when they start missing out on their 6 figure paychecks. Don't expect KG to be one of those knee buckling players. Yahoo! Sports reported and A. Sherrod Blakely relays, "Garnett gave an "inspired sermon" to the union last week in which he made it clear he was more than willing to sit out the entire season and thus forfeit all of his $18.8 million salary." I wonder if Wade and LeBron will be so selfless?

The owners are just being greedy here. They got a sweetheart of a deal during the last negotiations and NBA players are willing to take even less this time around, but that's not good enough for the NBA owners. They want all the teams to make good money, no matter if their front offices make poor decisions or not. If a team like Milwaukee doesn't want to lose money, well why don't they try not outrageously overpaying a stiff like Drew Gooden? The lockout doesn't even start for another 35 minutes and I'm already sick and tired of it.

JR 6/30/2011 11:25:00 PM Edit
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  1. Jenda says:

    I would NOT want to mess with KG in anything concerning basketball.

  2. pinsla says:

    after he earned what 200 million during a career??
    what a sacrifice
    nobody should be payed even close to that money for playing basketball

  3. Lorilei says:

    The fact that he's willing to SIT OUT the entire season seems like a big sacrifice to me.

  4. pinsla says:

    and what exactly is he sacrificing with that??!
    except money wich for him is not an issue

  5. Anonymous says:

    I would expect this from KG! Great guy who is passionate about his career! Blessings to him and his family!

  6. boyao! says:

    @pinsla how many players play basketball? and only that many get into nba.. and how many become an all star.. whats wrong with earning that kind of money.. without that money we wont see players training so hard right. come on

  7. wordaapp says:

    Pinslas argument is juvenile. Have you ever considered where and why the money comes? Yes, the money amounts are absurd, but it makes plenty of sense for an nba player, let alone nba star, let alone nba legend kevin garnett to be making that. Its really just basic marketing. Its an incredibly prevalent brand. Youre a big reason why he makes what he does. Hell ya to kg for being a man of principle. A rare breed nowadays. Respect for standing up

  8. Anonymous says:

    That's nice of KG. Why doesn't KG, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce give some of their money back to the Celtics team so Ainge can get younger star players? KG will give up $18.8 million for fellow players who are all selfish.

  9. M & R NJ says:

    KG rocks as usual. no pain no gain guys!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Well, all NBA players get paid too much. Like a BENCH WARMER for at least 0.7 million? What the flip-murray is that?!? A 10 year old could to the same and go to all the practices and still be almost as good as that benchie. Im not saying that they sucks, but those men are making dough by being bench potatoes!

  11. Anonymous says:

    The worst team in the Nba would beat alot if not all street teams theY sacrifice their body most of all their familys ok so their family has money they barley see them with the travels and dont forget all the money they get is mainly from us when we go to the stadiums even when they get good ratings from us watching it on Tv also jerseys ext we pay the players to entertain us no matter how much money u have 18 mil is 18 mil thats right Kg

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