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Marketability matters.

Reading this article about no-name NBA athletes failing to successfully market themselves irks me. Shit, more so than ever before, I believe that the NBPA has fucked over its most high-profile members by capping their potential earnings with a maximum-level salary ceiling in the current CBA. There, in all goddamn fairness, shouldn't be a maximum-level salary, for individuals like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ought to be earning $50 million per year, guys like the aforementioned Goran Dragic and Mike Conley, Jr. ought to be earning $1 million per year, and fringe third-stringers in the 11th to 15th man spots ought to be earning $100,000 per year.

If I was in James' shoes, I'd be bitching and moaning about how the NBPA doesn't fairly represent me and, more importantly, that earning one's salary based on merit matters.

C'mon! Fuck sharing the wealth when all one is essentially doing is carrying a bunch of middling, dime-a-dozen pro athletes on his (or her) shoulders to the bank. I'd love to see the best in the world -- such as LBJ -- go on strike, especially since they're being unfarily compensated in the present system. Dammit, James, pull a modern-day Curt Flood and quit letting people piggyback off of your genetic-given greatness. Stand up for yourself, for fuck's sake!

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