Dwyane Wade thinks NBA players should be paid for playing in Olympics

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    Dwyane Wade thinks NBA players should be paid for playing in Olympics

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    Ray Allen said the same thing a while back. Obviously, what Wade is saying is stupid.
     
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    I say we should go back to the days when the Olympics were actually interesting. That was when amateurs competed... and before NBC became the Olympic coverage network.

    NBC ruined the Olympics when they decided 22 hours of "Up Close and Personal" interviews per day were more important that covering the events. Get rid of NBC!

    As for professionals playing in the Olympics? They had their chance before they went pro. It is time to get them out and go back to making the games interesting. Give us competitors that we can get behind and care about, not someone making thirty million a year to play a game and then whining because they aren't being paid for two weeks during the Olympics.

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    if the basketball team is professional, why do they lose?
     
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    Wade saying this is one thing but Ray Allen saying it surprises the hell out of me.
     
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    The thing is the article says they do get paid during the Olympics though, they get all kinds of endorsement deals and not all the players agree with Wade, even Lebron James disagreed with him on this.
     
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    Another reason I stopped watching NBA years ago... and I love B-ball.
     
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    It doesn't matter... they don't belong in the Olympics. It is against the Olympic spirit for professionals to participate and truthfully, I don't care what the communist countries did. Give us back the games as they were meant to be played.

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    And let a network that wants to televise the games rather than interviews cover the games too!!!!!

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    Youi would think he has more sense. A lot of these guy's think because they play ball they're God's gift to the world.
     

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