Ex Detroit Piston is Upset About His Contract
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It seems like being an NBA player is very difficult. First off, you get to do what you love to do all day everyday, and when you go out in public people hound you because they respect you and find you unique. This is a killer for me, you are actually invited to parties AND they will pay you to come out, waving the cover charge and the promoters will give you all the drinks you want for free. On the flipside they will overcharge their customers at the door so they can see you.This is probably one of the more difficult parts of being an NBA player, the NBA will pay you millions of dollars instead of tens of millions of dollars.
Ex Detroit Piston Josh Smith was cut from the team last year and picked up by the Houston Rockets where he found a resurgence.But during the offseason he was let go and picked up by the Los Angeles Clippers for 1 year $1.6 million.
Even though Josh Smith is no longer in Detroit we still have to pay him $5.4 million until the 2019-2020 NBA season.
So if you do the math Smith will make $6.9 million this year. do you think he is happy? Of course not.
Reportedly Josh Smith was quoted saying "At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family," Smith said. "So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I'm going to push through it and, you know, try to do something long term after this year. But I think this year focusing on doing something special with this group of guys."
How do you expect a man to feed his family only off of $6.9 million? Somewhere Latrell Sprewell is shedding a tear down one side of his cheek.