It's all about the Benjamins (or the Euro's)

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  1. basketbills

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    Would you receive the same adulation in Russia?
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    Unlikely. However, I would have access to copious amounts of Wodka, which would allow me to compensate for the lack of adulation.
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    it couldn't be worse then canada could it? he could be the play toy of some rich oil person over there.... hopefully female :MusicBigGrin:
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    Have you ever been there? :MusicBigGrin:
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    Would you move for the money, or the similarities in climate to Canada?
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    No...I know you know more than anyone about that...but look at it this way...do you think an NBA player would want to raise a family in Russia?

    Have you gone to many of the basketball games in Russia? I'm just going by the account of my old pal Paul Shirley. If you read his book he hated Russian basketball.
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    The babes. And the weather. And the vodka.

    To be fair, Shirley hates everywhere he plays, the greatest of which are the foreign teams.
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    I've been to some basketball games in Ukraine. Basketball was not nearly as popular at that time, you also have to remember that I was about 17-18 at that time. The arena, which was shared with the hockey team, could fit 7,600 people. And for most basketball games it was nearly empty.
    I don't know about raising family, but I have to admit that school education is better over there. Once you hit college, it's up for the debate. On the other hand, all the foreign basketball players that come here, they have to raise their children here, so it's pretty much the same.
    It's a tough question, there are a lot of things to consider. I don't think there's a clear cut answer on what is better.
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    That's right in line with what I read. I think that is going to be a big problem.
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    When is it not about the Benjamins?
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    David Stern is going to make Rocky IV mandatory viewing on all team charters next year.
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    When I saw how Hollywood tried to show harsh Siberian conditions where Rocky had to prepare for match and Russian car was "represented" by Mercedes from 60's, I laughed my ass off.
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    True story, my Dad had 3 Ladas during the 80s, and he wouldn't get service at Full Serve gas stations, in CANADA NO LESS!

    When we (canadians) are in a cold war, it means someone left the lid off the cooler and our Labatt Blue is getting warm EH.

    Oh, and he had 3 Ladas in case one wouldn't start, he would just get in another one.
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    That was the difference between canadians and soviets: canadians had three Lada's per father, soviets had many fathers per Lada.
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    That's a great point, Linwood. Never even thought about that aspect. I'm sure that's what is keeping Darko in the NBA.
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    I don't think Darko cares about the Benjamins. He's only in it for the ladies.
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    I'd love to see the Euro Billionaires duke it out with Americas. Bron would have a heart attack at the thought of $40M a year.
    I'd love to see Stern, at a press conference, try to stop picking his nose at the disgust of losing a star to Europe.

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