Thursday, November 17, 2011

OOPS, Did I Really Say That?! Part One

So the NBA players are suing the NBA for...are you ready...SIX BILLION DOLLARS in damages. DAMAGES, as in, when someone gets hurt, they can sue for damages. If the players win, they get SIX BILLION DOLLARS.

Six BILLION dollars is hard to imagine. Let me put it into perspective for you:

Six BILLION dollars makes the philanthropist who donated $100 million to the Mayo Clinic for cancer research sound like a cheapskate. After all, he donated 98.4% LESS than the NBA players will get if they win.
And the philanthropist who donated $25 million to tiny Thiel college in Pennsylvania...well, that's just a drop in the bucket at FOUR-TENTHS of ONE PERCENT of what the players will receive.Virginia's education budget was cut by $550 million dollars last year - chump change for the NBA players to make up at only 9% of what they will receive...right??

So what's the OOPS quote??
Here. It's by the NBA players' attorney, David Boies.

Boies said at the players' association headquarters,

"They(the NBA owners) did a terrific job of taking a very hard line and pushing the players to make concession after concession after concession, but greed is not only a terrible thing -- it's a dangerous thing." Boies really calling the OWNERS greedy?! I'm glad his PLAYERS arent' greedy!!

Oh, and PS, Mr. Boies - if you win the suit, drop a bug in your players' ears about Virginia's cut in the education budget. Maybe they could donate a couple thousand dollars so that my school can replace the 12 computers in the computer lab that no longer work.
Heck...if they can't swing that much of a donation, our school will even settle for two-ply toilet paper.

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