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90'sNBARocked
07-01-2011, 01:28 PM
Hoya2aPacerRoy Hibbert

I'm out of a job.

10 hours ago

or not :(

Jim R
07-01-2011, 01:32 PM
Professional athletes as a whole should stay away from immediate forms of communication.

Shade
07-01-2011, 01:33 PM
I wonder if NBA players can collect unemployment...

Sparhawk
07-01-2011, 01:34 PM
I just don't find that funny.

Basketball players are seriously out of touch with reality. I don't mean to get on Roy's case, he's a real class act, but people just say too many stupid things now. What happened to thinking before speaking.

While he's "out of a job" temporarily, he has enough money to support himself. What about loads of other people that can't.

Didn't mean for this to be a rant, but that tweet was not and is not funny.

I'm sure Roy didn't mean it that way, but a lot of working class people will read that tweet. I'm sure for people that are out of a job or fear for their job, don't think it's funny either.

Goddimitsomuch I sound like an old person. You can stay on the lawn if you want (just can't guarantee your safety).

ChristianDudley
07-01-2011, 01:39 PM
Jeez, calm down people. Roy just posted a simple statement--he didn't even add a smile, a wink, an "lol" or anything like that...Just stating that he was out of a job--which is correct because of umm duh, the lockout. This tweet of his isn't anything to freak out over lol.

adamscb
07-01-2011, 01:40 PM
I just don't find that funny.

Basketball players are seriously out of touch with reality. I don't mean to get on Roy's case, he's a real class act, but people just say too many stupid things now. What happened to thinking before speaking.

While he's "out of a job" temporarily, he has enough money to support himself. What about loads of other people that can't.

Didn't mean for this to be a rant, but that tweet was not and is not funny.

I'm sure Roy didn't mean it that way, but a lot of working class people will read that tweet. I'm sure for people that are out of a job or fear for their job, don't think it's funny either.

Goddimitsomuch I sound like an old person. You can stay on the lawn if you want (just can't guarantee your safety).

i think you're taking it too seriously. i work at a pizza place for nearly minimum wage, and i got a chuckle out of it :)

Sandman21
07-01-2011, 01:45 PM
He did say on twitter yesterday he was going to have to get a part-time job.......

MagicRat
07-01-2011, 01:52 PM
He did say on twitter yesterday he was going to have to get a part-time job.......

MWP can probably get him on at Circuit City.....

Shade
07-01-2011, 01:54 PM
MWP can probably get him on at Circuit City.....

I wonder if Long's Bakery would hire him back...

Speed
07-01-2011, 01:54 PM
MWP can probably get him on at Circuit City.....

Thanked for nice use of the obscure!! :)

McKeyFan
07-01-2011, 01:55 PM
It was funny. Roy's a class act.

Sandman21
07-01-2011, 01:55 PM
MWP can probably get him on at Circuit City.....

You know, I always wondered why Circuit City seemed to go downhill after the Brawl.......

Speed
07-01-2011, 01:57 PM
He did say on twitter yesterday he was going to have to get a part-time job.......


Thinking of Frank when I looked at your avatar.

What do you think the official hiring meeting will be like for Frank.

Bird: I have good news and bad news..... Good news you have a job as head coach, bad news we don't have team for you to coach.

Trophy
07-01-2011, 01:59 PM
You know, I always wondered why Circuit City seemed to go downhill after the Brawl.......

I actually thought Circuit City stores closed down, but you can still buy things off the computer.

Trader Joe
07-01-2011, 02:20 PM
Except he's not really out of a job, he still has a contract that employs him as an NBA player. It is his and the other NBA players decision that they are not currently allowed to play in there. I don't have any pity for the players, they have a great deal and if they even made some slight concessions this would not be an issue.

Eleazar
07-01-2011, 02:29 PM
i think you're taking it too seriously. i work at a pizza place for nearly minimum wage, and i got a chuckle out of it :)

I don't have a job and can't even find a job and I found it to be funny too.

mattie
07-01-2011, 02:29 PM
I just don't find that funny.

Basketball players are seriously out of touch with reality. I don't mean to get on Roy's case, he's a real class act, but people just say too many stupid things now. What happened to thinking before speaking.

While he's "out of a job" temporarily, he has enough money to support himself. What about loads of other people that can't.

Didn't mean for this to be a rant, but that tweet was not and is not funny.

I'm sure Roy didn't mean it that way, but a lot of working class people will read that tweet. I'm sure for people that are out of a job or fear for their job, don't think it's funny either.

Goddimitsomuch I sound like an old person. You can stay on the lawn if you want (just can't guarantee your safety).

In the last three months I went from an excellent job making 70k+ a year, full benefits, and everything else I could possibly want before getting fired. I was fired because I had to drive to get to work instead of taking a taxi like I've done every day for 8 months, well they were waiting for me. I was fired, didn't receive unemployment, and now I'm wondering if I'm going to get evicted from my apt. My entire world was turned upside down essentially overnight.

Believe it or not, despite all of that? I'm not angry at Roy Hibbert for merely stating he lost his job. Especially after he just lost his job.

Sparhawk
07-01-2011, 03:04 PM
In the last three months I went from an excellent job making 70k+ a year, full benefits, and everything else I could possibly want before getting fired. I was fired because I had to drive to get to work instead of taking a taxi like I've done every day for 8 months, well they were waiting for me. I was fired, didn't receive unemployment, and now I'm wondering if I'm going to get evicted from my apt. My entire world was turned upside down essentially overnight.

Believe it or not, despite all of that? I'm not angry at Roy Hibbert for merely stating he lost his job. Especially after he just lost his job.

Are you crazy? He didn't lose his job. You act like he's going to have to go look for work elsewhere. He still has his job, he's still a Pacer, the work stoppage won't even come close to a calendar year.

I'm not mad at Roy either, I just wish people would think before they speak/write something. You can't please everyone, but just don't think it was a good comment to make while the US and other countries are really struggling right now. It just shows that you are completely out of touch.

And I'm tired and ready to relax this 4th of July weekend.

The Sleeze
07-01-2011, 03:16 PM
It looks like all the players are tweeting something along these lines:

Danny Granger

I can't believe we locked out smh... Now I need a job smh

Paul George

Unemployed starting tomorrow smh

Day-V
07-01-2011, 03:20 PM
I can't believe people are taking these tweets so seriously...

Hicks
07-01-2011, 03:22 PM
10 hours ago

or not :(

He's not the first or only player tweeting something like that today.

I don't care for it. At all.

Hicks
07-01-2011, 03:24 PM
I can't believe people are taking these tweets so seriously...

I don't know about "taking it seriously", but I don't care if it was 100% joke 100% serious or somewhere in between (I assume 100% joke), I just don't care for it.

Roaming Gnome
07-01-2011, 03:34 PM
Well, some fans just want to "witch hunt" the players over the lockout... So, they're going to take offense to any remark that the players want to make about the lockout!

As for Roy's tweet... Well, he is out of "his" job.. He didn't say anything about his financial situation!


I can't believe people are taking these tweets so seriously...
QFT!!!

Since86
07-01-2011, 03:42 PM
How many more times does it need pointed out that they aren't "out" of a job?

They chose their own path, they can accept the consequences of it. I'd much rather trade places with him, right this very instance, and I do have a job.

It just shows how out of touch with the real world they really are. He has the right to say it, but I also have the right to disagree with it.

redfoster
07-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Only on Pacers Digest...

ECKrueger
07-01-2011, 03:53 PM
My goodness the offseason + lockout is the worst.

I don't know which is worse, millionaires complaining they're out of work, or people complaining that they're complaining. Maybe they actually enjoy working, and are not happy about this.

ndcoltsnpacers
07-01-2011, 03:54 PM
I wonder if there's a tribe in Africa or wherever who gets together to complain about us Americans and our Internet access and the way we use it to complain about professional athletes complaining about how bad their situation is despite being so much better off than everyone else.

redfoster
07-01-2011, 03:54 PM
Half of PD: :soapbox:

Me: :pity: :giveup:

vapacersfan
07-01-2011, 03:56 PM
I have to say, I think it is funny we are in the middle on a terrible recession (where many young people like myself are fresh out of college and can not get a job) and people are surprised millionares are not getting support for comments like this.

I saw it this morning, chuckled a bit, but also shook my head that he said it.

These guys have had (by their OWN accounts) 2 years to save up money (and not just little amounts either) and knew damn well this would happen. Not exactly the same as someone living paycheck to paycheck getting laid off.

But hey, if they think they can relate to the "average joe" then more power to them.

Since86
07-01-2011, 04:02 PM
I wonder if there's a tribe in Africa or wherever who gets together to complain about us Americans and our Internet access and the way we use it to complain about professional athletes complaining about how bad their situation is despite being so much better off than everyone else.

Most certainly.

You don't think they complain that thousands of them die everyday due to hunger while our poor are the most obese income group in our nation?

You wouldn't complain about being poor to a homeless man, would you?

billbradley
07-01-2011, 04:06 PM
He's not the first or only player tweeting something like that today.

I don't care for it. At all.

I'm not trying to stir a debate here, but how is this offensive? If I lost my job and tweeted or made a status about it, I think I would post something similar. Is it because he makes more money than we do?

spazzxb
07-01-2011, 04:13 PM
Except he's not really out of a job, he still has a contract that employs him as an NBA player. It is his and the other NBA players decision that they are not currently allowed to play in there. I don't have any pity for the players, they have a great deal and if they even made some slight concessions this would not be an issue.

How much say in this does a singular player actually have here? Danny has almost seemed to be on the owners side in some of his comments. Its kinda telling that a bunch of max salary players are the ones in union leadership roles.

If Roy wanted nothing to do with the drama and just wanted to play and had no issue with the owners making a little money what could he actually do about it? I am sure there are underpaid young skilled players who were not a fan of JO making 20+ million a year to wear a suit.

righteouscool
07-01-2011, 04:14 PM
Except he's not really out of a job, he still has a contract that employs him as an NBA player. It is his and the other NBA players decision that they are not currently allowed to play in there. I don't have any pity for the players, they have a great deal and if they even made some slight concessions this would not be an issue.

I don't know anything about the lockout. I mean nothing. But it is always strange to me how the normal fan tends to jump on the players first over the owners. number 1, the owners are the ones that signed these contracts and should have to live with their bad business deals. number 2, the players are a lot closer to the normal working man then these billionaire owners.

Not really directed at you, I just think it's strange that the players seem to always "take the blame."

Steagles
07-01-2011, 04:15 PM
I'd pay Roy or Danny a hundred bucks to spend the day with my family on my Grandma's birthday party next week :)

Hicks
07-01-2011, 04:25 PM
Only on Pacers Digest...

I doubt that.

Hicks
07-01-2011, 04:25 PM
I wonder if there's a tribe in Africa or wherever who gets together to complain about us Americans and our Internet access and the way we use it to complain about professional athletes complaining about how bad their situation is despite being so much better off than everyone else.

Do they have Twitter?

Hicks
07-01-2011, 04:28 PM
I'm not trying to stir a debate here, but how is this offensive? If I lost my job and tweeted or made a status about it, I think I would post something similar. Is it because he makes more money than we do?

It's not just that he makes so much money, enough to easily support him during the lockout, but also that things will go back to normal (essentially) the moment this is over.

Saying he's "out of a job" isn't just inaccurate, it comes across (apparently only to some and not others) as a weak attempt to equate their situation to those of us who actually have financial problems that could one day make/break us.

I think it's just one of those things where it either rubs you the wrong way, or it doesn't. I'm not judging anyone who took it differently than me.

cgg
07-01-2011, 04:30 PM
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redfoster
07-01-2011, 04:35 PM
I will say this and then I am done:

When was the last time you took your social or moral cues from an athlete? For me, it was never.

So why hold them accountable for stupid **** they tweet about? This doesn't directly affect any of you, so why does this even show up on your radar?

ChristianDudley
07-01-2011, 04:38 PM
Wade and some other NBA players on Twitter have had some pretty funny comments about the lockout--even Ty Lawson had a GREAT one directed towards David Stern--but the thing with Roy's comment is that he didn't put a particular mood to it anyway--just a simple statement and he wasn't making jokes like Wade or anything like that. So I don't see what all the fuss is about for the tweet by Big Roy.

HickeyS2000
07-01-2011, 04:52 PM
If someone needs an IT job, I know of some available.

Hicks
07-01-2011, 04:53 PM
I will say this and then I am done:

When was the last time you took your social or moral cues from an athlete? For me, it was never.

So why hold them accountable for stupid **** they tweet about? This doesn't directly affect any of you, so why does this even show up on your radar?

So I'm not allowed to like or dislike what I read unless it gives me my social or moral cues or otherwise directly affects me? Huh? It's just an opinion.

Hicks
07-01-2011, 04:55 PM
And in case there's a misconception going here, I'll make this much clear: I'm not mad or upset with Roy at all.

billbradley
07-01-2011, 04:58 PM
It's not just that he makes so much money, enough to easily support him during the lockout, but also that things will go back to normal (essentially) the moment this is over.

Saying he's "out of a job" isn't just inaccurate, it comes across (apparently only to some and not others) as a weak attempt to equate their situation to those of us who actually have financial problems that could one day make/break us.

I think it's just one of those things where it either rubs you the wrong way, or it doesn't. I'm not judging anyone who took it differently than me.

I think I see your point, basically you're saying that things will go back to normal eventually so he doesn't have a problem. Again, I would tweet the same thing thinking that eventually, I will find a job. Also, I think there are players in make/break situations living check to check for mortgages, family, loans, etc. If something happened to Roy in the offseason, I doubt he would be able to pay off what he has borrowed with his rookie contract. Sometimes you're in a tough situation and you look at it from a sarcastic "it is what it is" point of view.

Since86
07-01-2011, 05:01 PM
I don't know anything about the lockout. I mean nothing. But it is always strange to me how the normal fan tends to jump on the players first over the owners. number 1, the owners are the ones that signed these contracts and should have to live with their bad business deals. number 2, the players are a lot closer to the normal working man then these billionaire owners.

Not really directed at you, I just think it's strange that the players seem to always "take the blame."

Because teams like NYK, LAL, Boston, Chicago all have revenue sources that small market teams do not.

The current system has a slap on the wrist for overspending, so teams that can overspend do just that. Which makes a ripple-effect, that makes teams that can't afford it spend more money in order to stay competitive.

A "hard cap" isn't a player punishment. It's a system that wouldn't allow big market teams to spend their way to winning, while other teams try to follow suit but end up broke with no titles to show for it.

The Lakers have a $90mil payroll. The Pacers can't match that. They're losing millions of dollars a year, and they're payroll is only about $70mil.

Ultimately it is the owners fault, they're the one's spending the money and are the one's who agree'd to this system even after the players came crawling back to the table. But it's the players fault for being so damn stubborn, when the owners are trying to bring the system back to a financially profitable, and ultimately sustainable place.


That's the basic of it, IMHO.

New York has the ability to overspend and still make a profit. Indy does not. So now the system needs to change NY's ability to merely overspend in order to get a competitive team.

Pacersalltheway10
07-01-2011, 05:08 PM
Technically he's not out of a job yet. When October gets here, then he'll be out of a job if the lockouts not settled.

xBulletproof
07-01-2011, 05:18 PM
Holy cow. When did PD become soccer mom central?

I thought they were the only ones that rioted over things that honestly don't effect their lives directly.

Im going to have to avoid this place all together during the lockout. The venom being spewed at people over a business deal .... let me repeat ..... BUSINESS DEAL is absurd. The second they can't get a deal done and there's a lockout, everyone flips into angry mode. "Poor millionaires waaah" related comments is all I've read, and its unwarranted. I am sorry they have a skill that warrants them getting paid more than you. Get the **** over it. Its a business and their job is to get the best deal for themselves and every player for the next 10 years.

This place went from a decent place to discuss basketball .... to anyone with more money than me hating central. I don't blame the players or owners for doing what they feel they have to. Like any of you would do anything different. Easier said than done.

Hicks
07-01-2011, 05:28 PM
Some of us have a negative opinion towards a tweet and then some others here start throwing around things like 'having no humor' or 'soccer moms' or 'rioting'. Tell me that's not an overreaction. You can't.

vapacersfan
07-01-2011, 06:06 PM
So basically if I dislike a tweet, comment, etc I am just a hater jealous of how much he makes. Yeah, get the **** outta here with that garbage. Find me anywhere in this thread where people said or implied "I am turning because he makes millions of dollars and I don't" and I will give you a cookie. Hell, I will give you two.

FTR, I thought it was funny, I just thought it was in bad taste. If he had done like Wade then I would have laughed and thought "Time to get a side job big fella"

Either way, doesn't effect me enough to make up crap on the internet. To each their own, though

Hoop
07-01-2011, 06:09 PM
Edit: After a second thought this is all silly.

Trophy
07-01-2011, 06:15 PM
When I read these on Twitter before coming on here, I didn't take it seriously.

Yes, they actually are out of work, but they're just joking about having to find another job.

They have enough money. Even the rookies of last year. That is if they managed it well of course.

ilive4sports
07-01-2011, 06:17 PM
Ever think Roy is just disappointed that there is a lockout?

This is going to be a long off season isn't it?

Trophy
07-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Ever think Roy is just disappointed that there is a lockout?

This is going to be a long off season isn't it?

I think so.

We have a team of guys who really aren't being paid ridiculous contracts and they all just enjoy the game.

So it sucks for our individual team, but there's a whole league of other players out there too.

Sandman21
07-01-2011, 06:24 PM
If someone needs an IT job, I know of some available.

Where?:D

MagicRat
07-01-2011, 10:25 PM
Thanked for nice use of the obscure!! :)

I work in obscurity the way other artists work in clay or oil.

Trophy
07-01-2011, 10:34 PM
Where?:D

Yeah really. I'm looking to enter the IT field of work and would like to work/live in Indy.

There's tons of IT jobs out there these days.

90'sNBARocked
07-01-2011, 11:04 PM
In the last three months I went from an excellent job making 70k+ a year, full benefits, and everything else I could possibly want before getting fired. I was fired because I had to drive to get to work instead of taking a taxi like I've done every day for 8 months, well they were waiting for me. I was fired, didn't receive unemployment, and now I'm wondering if I'm going to get evicted from my apt. My entire world was turned upside down essentially overnight.

Believe it or not, despite all of that? I'm not angry at Roy Hibbert for merely stating he lost his job. Especially after he just lost his job.

not to be up in your business but what did you do for a living? and since you were fired didnt you qualify for unemployment?

90'sNBARocked
07-01-2011, 11:11 PM
If someone needs an IT job, I know of some available.

Me too bro

What do you do?

I work for an IT Consulting firm that empoys a lot of project and program managers , IT security application code review, Siebel implementaion , Websphere programers etc.

90'sNBARocked
07-01-2011, 11:18 PM
Its really funny as *** to me that people are in anyway upset about this, lol

not to dismiss anyones opinion becuase they are definitley entitled to it

I could see slight resentment if Roy tweeted something like................

"Out of a job, guess I will have to sell one of my Bentley's"

Sparhawk
07-01-2011, 11:56 PM
Is the lockout over yet?:cry:

pacer4ever
07-01-2011, 11:58 PM
Is the lockout over yet?:cry:

only about 1yr and 4 months away from basketball :D

Trophy
07-02-2011, 12:01 AM
only about 1yr and 4 months away from basketball :D

Hopefully hearing these words too.

"Deron Williams agrees to multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers."

I don't know how much we'd pay him with a hard cap.

Anthem
07-02-2011, 12:56 AM
Holy cow. When did PD become soccer mom central?
:laugh: Made of win.

Psyren
07-02-2011, 01:05 AM
Holy cow. When did PD become soccer mom central?

I thought they were the only ones that rioted over things that honestly don't effect their lives directly.

Im going to have to avoid this place all together during the lockout. The venom being spewed at people over a business deal .... let me repeat ..... BUSINESS DEAL is absurd. The second they can't get a deal done and there's a lockout, everyone flips into angry mode. "Poor millionaires waaah" related comments is all I've read, and its unwarranted. I am sorry they have a skill that warrants them getting paid more than you. Get the **** over it. Its a business and their job is to get the best deal for themselves and every player for the next 10 years.

This place went from a decent place to discuss basketball .... to anyone with more money than me hating central. I don't blame the players or owners for doing what they feel they have to. Like any of you would do anything different. Easier said than done.

Shooting a little round ball into a hoop warrants more than almost all of America...?

Since when?

Why are some of these people making more than Doctors? Heck, even a firefighter/paramedic could save someone's life. And I don't see them making millions on top of millions of dollars.

What about the US MILITARY? I don't see them making millions of dollars. And they're the reason that these millionaires even have a chance to complain.

Frankly, that whole argument of yours is ridiculous.

I love basketball and the NBA as much as anyone, but be completely real. Shooting a little round ball into a hoop for less than a year is not a skill that warrants millions of dollars more than other people. It's just not.

graphic-er
07-02-2011, 01:16 AM
Frankly, that whole argument of yours is ridiculous.

I love basketball and the NBA as much as anyone, but be completely real. Shooting a little round ball into a hoop for less than a year is not a skill that warrants millions of dollars more than other people. It's just not.

Entertainment Period. Entertainment is worth alot of money. Talent.

King Tuts Tomb
07-02-2011, 01:30 AM
Shooting a little round ball into a hoop warrants more than almost all of America...?

Since when?

Since the advent of capitalism.

Shooting that ball consistently is an extremely rare skill. Education, medicine and the military skills (while important) are not especially rare.

Kuq_e_Zi91
07-02-2011, 02:13 AM
Since the advent of capitalism.

Shooting that ball consistently is an extremely rare skill. Education, medicine and the military skills (while important) are not especially rare.

Are these players really getting paid for shooting a ball consistently though? It's more that they hit the genetic lottery (as Bill Walton would say) and some had the hunger and drive to use their given ability to hone their skills and make a living out of it. Players these days get paid for what they might become just as much as, if not more, than what they actually produce for the league, and for society in general, save that exception like Kobe or LeBron, who actually get paid less if you consider how much profit they generate.

But simply, these players are paid millions to play a game because of us, the fans. No one would pay them to play if no one paid to watch.

righteouscool
07-02-2011, 02:48 AM
Shooting a little round ball into a hoop warrants more than almost all of America...?

Since when?

Why are some of these people making more than Doctors? Heck, even a firefighter/paramedic could save someone's life. And I don't see them making millions on top of millions of dollars.

What about the US MILITARY? I don't see them making millions of dollars. And they're the reason that these millionaires even have a chance to complain.

Frankly, that whole argument of yours is ridiculous.

I love basketball and the NBA as much as anyone, but be completely real. Shooting a little round ball into a hoop for less than a year is not a skill that warrants millions of dollars more than other people. It's just not.

It actually is worth a million dollars because people pay for it. Welcome to a free market economy.

I hate the arguement that "doctors" don't make that much money. The truth is that doctors that are the top 300 doctors in America may not make 20 million a year, but they certainly aren't hurting in the least compared to NBA's average or mean salary. This is coming from someone that is in school to be an immunologist.

Not to mention that top athletes in the NBA must practice 9 hours a day. Do you work 9 hours a day trying to perfect your job and then spend 7 months on the road in front of your boss trying to prove how much you've worked on it?

I'm sorry, but millions of people try to do what people in the NBA do, but don't get paid. Welcome to capitalism. If you don't like someone getting paid for dribbling a ball than you obviously shouldn't be registered on a fan basketball forum.

Pacerfan83
07-02-2011, 03:06 AM
I wonder if Long's Bakery would hire him back...

I miss longs bakery...wish they had one out in Cali...anyways big roy's just stating the obvious. The man's out of work till they come up with a new cba. I doubt he was trying to be a comedian about it.

Eleazar
07-02-2011, 03:50 AM
I don't know anything about the lockout. I mean nothing. But it is always strange to me how the normal fan tends to jump on the players first over the owners. number 1, the owners are the ones that signed these contracts and should have to live with their bad business deals. number 2, the players are a lot closer to the normal working man then these billionaire owners.

Not really directed at you, I just think it's strange that the players seem to always "take the blame."

I think if you look at the NFL situation you would see a completely different reaction because each league is in a completely different situation.

Most people realize the NBA is a business, and as a business if it isn't making money it isn't going to survive. Since they want the NBA to survive they understand where the owners are coming from. On the other side you have players being paid a personal salary as much or many times more than the average person will make in their lifetime per year.

While yes the owners were the ones signing the checks for the grossly , but that is why the owners are trying to get a hard cap is to save themselves from themselves. Sometimes people realize that there are certain situations where they don't always make the right decisions, so they take preemptive action to make sure that they don't keep making the same mistake. In the case of the owners part of the problem is other owners who either are willing to spend their fortune, or teams who make so much money that they are capable of overpaying.

If you look at the NFL it is a completely different story. Over there you see people either taking no ones side or the players side. The vast majority don't care. They just want a season, and don't understand why there needs to be changes because the last CBA worked almost perfectly. The NBA is different in that it so heavily favored the players that it made it impossible for the majority of teams to turn a profit and stay competitive at the same time.

El Pacero
07-02-2011, 04:01 AM
If I was Roy and reading this thread, I would be considering quitting twitter, and the NBA, and life.

King Tuts Tomb
07-02-2011, 05:04 AM
Are these players really getting paid for shooting a ball consistently though? It's more that they hit the genetic lottery (as Bill Walton would say) and some had the hunger and drive to use their given ability to hone their skills and make a living out of it. Players these days get paid for what they might become just as much as, if not more, than what they actually produce for the league, and for society in general, save that exception like Kobe or LeBron, who actually get paid less if you consider how much profit they generate.

But simply, these players are paid millions to play a game because of us, the fans. No one would pay them to play if no one paid to watch.

Most entertainers are paid based on potential. Actors are paid millions of dollars based on their potential ability to bring in audiences, not the guarantee that they will.

Professional athletes are paid a ton because of this simple formula:

Hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue tiny, highly specialized work force

Infinite MAN_force
07-02-2011, 07:02 AM
Ever think Roy is just disappointed that there is a lockout?



This.

The things people get worked up about I'll never understand.

Hicks
07-02-2011, 10:15 AM
Worked up? No. Upset? No again.

:shrug:

ECKrueger
07-02-2011, 11:27 AM
"I was wondering since there is a lockout, am I still allowed to watch nbatv? Or maybe that's a fine" - Swish41, Dirk Nowitzki

I can't believe he is even complaining about that. I don't even have NBATV and he is joking about being able to watch it. Ridiculous.

Hicks
07-02-2011, 11:55 AM
"I was wondering since there is a lockout, am I still allowed to watch nbatv? Or maybe that's a fine" - Swish41, Dirk Nowitzki

I can't believe he is even complaining about that. I don't even have NBATV and he is joking about being able to watch it. Ridiculous.

:rolleyes:

Why can't people just disagree on this without acting like they're superior?

vapacersfan
07-02-2011, 11:56 AM
Keep it classy, P.D., keep it classy

ECKrueger
07-02-2011, 11:57 AM
Just a sarcastic remark.

Hicks
07-02-2011, 12:28 PM
Just a sarcastic remark.

Oh, okay.

This is barely one level above a total non-issue to me, but nonetheless it annoys me when people make little shots in the form of sarcasm/jokes and then try to act like they didn't mean anything by it.

ChristianDudley
07-02-2011, 01:02 PM
wow this thread should have been over a looonngggg time ago...

redfoster
07-02-2011, 01:16 PM
...

:suicide4:

ECKrueger
07-02-2011, 01:36 PM
Oh, okay.

This is barely one level above a total non-issue to me, but nonetheless it annoys me when people make little shots in the form of sarcasm/jokes and then try to act like they didn't mean anything by it.

It annoys me when people try to take meaning from something that had none. I saw the tweet and wanted to give the thread starter a little jab. It is a crappy time, lighten up.

LetsTalkPacers
07-02-2011, 01:43 PM
Haha, people are stupid.

Brad8888
07-02-2011, 02:05 PM
wow this thread should have been over a looonngggg time ago...

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Hicks
07-02-2011, 02:23 PM
It annoys me when people try to take meaning from something that had none. I saw the tweet and wanted to give the thread starter a little jab. It is a crappy time, lighten up.

The thread starter isn't even one of the ones criticizing the tweet, though.

Hicks
07-02-2011, 02:24 PM
...

:suicide4:

I have no idea why this is spurring such over dramatic posts. Especially given the irony that it seems to be fueled by the perception of a different set of overreactions.

ECKrueger
07-02-2011, 02:46 PM
The thread starter isn't even one of the ones criticizing the tweet, though.

I know but he posted the tweet and said it was not funny so I was just posting another one. Then I just tried to be funny, but I guess it was not. Sorry.

kielbeze
07-02-2011, 02:58 PM
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And I thought Roy's Tweet was funny mother ****er

ECKrueger
07-02-2011, 03:01 PM
I hope kielbeze's post reminds us ... that we are lucky not be this guy :)

Hicks
07-02-2011, 05:43 PM
I know but he posted the tweet and said it was not funny so I was just posting another one. Then I just tried to be funny, but I guess it was not. Sorry.

I mean, don't apologize; it's just that it looked a certain way, and I hear you when you say you didn't mean it that way. It's cool.

pacer4ever
07-02-2011, 06:31 PM
"I was wondering since there is a lockout, am I still allowed to watch nbatv? Or maybe that's a fine" - Swish41, Dirk Nowitzki

I can't believe he is even complaining about that. I don't even have NBATV and he is joking about being able to watch it. Ridiculous.

there is a stream online of it. I couldn't live without NBA TV lol kind of sad. I am in shell shock right now they aren't showing replays of the playoffs anymore :cry:. Now they are showing classic dunk contests.:cry:

xBulletproof
07-02-2011, 08:27 PM
Some of us have a negative opinion towards a tweet and then some others here start throwing around things like 'having no humor' or 'soccer moms' or 'rioting'. Tell me that's not an overreaction. You can't.

It could be an overreaction if it was about this one tweet. If you read the post, it clearly wasn't. However of all people to act that way towards .... Hibbert? Really?

Its just obvious at that point its gettin overboard when a good guy like that is getting venom thrown his way for such a petty joke.

Trophy
07-02-2011, 08:45 PM
Since NBATV isn't even showing any old games, I decided to re-live the 2000 Finals Game 5.

Great game and I miss those days. I can watch that game all day.

Jalen Rose was on fire all game long.

Still a great series. The result sucked though.

owl
07-02-2011, 08:54 PM
I have to admit when I saw some of the rules the NBA was putting out about contact I laughed a little at some of the ridiculous suggestions. Don't talk to girlfiends of players or friends of friends and especially don't look at them or we will find out and there will be serious repercussions. Exaggeration rant "off" Last I checked we still live in the most free country in the world. And by the way happy 4th of July. :-)

PacerDude
07-02-2011, 09:20 PM
Since NBATV isn't even showing any old games .........
I think it's kind of immature. Whomever made the decision for the way websites will be ................. eh, I'm sure it's the little dictator himself calling the shots. I don't get it. Almost seems like they're curling up in the fetal position, in the corner, clutching their blankie, sucking their thumb.

Gonna be a long one Roy. Better hunker down.

vapacersfan
07-02-2011, 09:30 PM
I think it's kind of immature. Whomever made the decision for the way websites will be ................. eh, I'm sure it's the little dictator himself calling the shots. I don't get it. Almost seems like they're curling up in the fetal position, in the corner, clutching their blankie, sucking their thumb.

Gonna be a long one Roy. Better hunker down.


Lockout = suspension/freeze of cotnracts=copy & Image rights.

No contract with me and using my image is not possible, past contracts have clauses that permit the use of pictures etc.

and


What he said.

I can't believe some of you actually think they were doing it out of spite.....

Hicks
07-02-2011, 09:36 PM
It could be an overreaction if it was about this one tweet. If you read the post, it clearly wasn't. However of all people to act that way towards .... Hibbert? Really?

Its just obvious at that point its gettin overboard when a good guy like that is getting venom thrown his way for such a petty joke.

What venom? Are you talking about people like me and va, or someone else, because if you mean folks like us, I'm confused on this. I said I didn't care for it. I never said anything remotely venomous to or about Roy. I 'love' Roy. I'm a fan. This hasn't changed that at all. I even clarified that earlier in this thread for those who seemed to think otherwise.

Major Cold
07-02-2011, 09:50 PM
I think this is going to be a long year for some of you. Get a dog. Get a second job. Workout some. Eat right.....or just play some freakin' video games.

Hicks
07-02-2011, 10:00 PM
I think this is going to be a long year for some of you. Get a dog. Get a second job. Workout some. Eat right.....or just play some freakin' video games.

What are people thinking with these kinds of comments? Nothing good can come from it, and if it's just supposed to be funny... it's really not funny. I don't get the point of them.

vapacersfan
07-02-2011, 10:06 PM
This thread has gone from a regular thread to comical

If this was a party, Roy's tweet would have been brought up, people like myself and Hicks would have said they were in "poor taste while a bit funny" or however they felt and moved on. Others would have said that people are too sensitive and that NBA players are people too, and moved on. Nothing more would have been said, and it would be forgotten

Because this is the internet, and everything is saved, people decide to come with potshots and little digs that are meant to be funny, and the whole realizing they look just as silly as the people they claim are silly for "whining about nothing"

The ultimate irony is while some people may have blown this out of per-portion, people like myself really could care less. I did think it was funny, but also think it is sad that millionaires ***** about not having work for a couple of days, weeks, month, maybe even a year when there are plenty of people who cannot find a job to save their life, and most of those people are living paycheck to paycheck.

But hey, if taking cheap shots and getting digs in at people who do not agree with you on the internet is what makes you happy, more power to you.

Major Cold
07-02-2011, 10:48 PM
What are people thinking with these kinds of comments? Nothing good can come from it, and if it's just supposed to be funny... it's really not funny. I don't get the point of them.

I see people getting uptight about little things. Overreacting to the simplest of statements. Biting on bait that never was intended to be it. I just think we all have better things to do than overreact.

What I think is funny is, again, we are overreacting. But I guess I should have never posted anything if I didn't want a reaction.

I'm out. Delete it if you want.

oxxo
07-02-2011, 11:11 PM
I honestly don't get why people get all upset about athletes and how much they are paid. Don't watch them if you care so much. They have a skill that is in demand and rare. They deserve EVERY PENNY.

Or do those of you (us) that are white collar workers not deserve our pay since compared to blue collar/minimum wage workers we are rich beyond belief?

It's light hearted and funny. Get over it.

vapacersfan
07-02-2011, 11:22 PM
I honestly don't get why people get all upset about athletes and how much they are paid. Don't watch them if you care so much. They have a skill that is in demand and rare. They deserve EVERY PENNY.


This part I agree with, well minus the they deserve every penny part, but that is subjective. Plenty of my actor friends would argue they are worth every penny in their contract, but we both know that is not always true. But I digress



It's light hearted and funny. Get over it.

Funny thing is the people who need to get over it are the ones who keep bringing it up, and how its not a big deal. Pretty sure no one has called him out for it, except saying they thought it wasn't the smartest thing to say in a bad economy.

ECKrueger
07-03-2011, 02:35 AM
I mean, don't apologize; it's just that it looked a certain way, and I hear you when you say you didn't mean it that way. It's cool.

Thanks, you're a good guy Hicks. Sometimes I feel like Chandler from Friends, making jokes in any situation, although not always appropriate.

pacer4ever
07-03-2011, 06:31 AM
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/sports/D-Wade-to-Make-Balloon-Animals-During-Lock-Out--124868174.html



Any1 hiring?" Wade tweeted. "I'm available for all bar and bat mitzvah and weddings..but my specialty is balloon animals."

any1 know his agent? I would like to book him :laugh:

Hicks
07-03-2011, 09:05 AM
Thanks, you're a good guy Hicks. Sometimes I feel like Chandler from Friends, making jokes in any situation, although not always appropriate.

Could there be any more drama here? ;)

Shade
07-03-2011, 11:45 AM
Well, it could be worse; Roy could have made a commercial:

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Shade
07-03-2011, 11:49 AM
At least Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson have a fallback plan during the lockout:

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ECKrueger
07-03-2011, 12:30 PM
Could there be any more drama here? ;)

I wouldn't doubt it.

Trader Joe
07-05-2011, 08:56 AM
To everyone that says "Only on PD" I just think this shows that the players don't take the lockout seriously, and that's the real issue here. Not whether it's offensive or not.

pacer4ever
07-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Hoya2aPacer Roy Hibbert
Y'all wanna hear something funny?




Hoya2aPacer Roy Hibbert
Here it is my first 2 years in the league I lived in the same spot as JOB. Weird being in the same elevator after a loss. Not really funny


first thought is :lol:

my second thought is Roy really that weak minded?(i mean this is childish stuff i would expect from TO)

pacer4ever
07-14-2011, 03:15 PM
@Hoya2aPacer: In my 1st 2 yrs I lived in the same spot as JOB. Weird being in the same elevator after a loss." (any 2 am film sessions?)Mike Wells lol

Hicks
07-14-2011, 03:21 PM
I wish you'd just started a new thread.

Hicks
07-14-2011, 03:22 PM
And how the heck is it weak minded to tweet what he just tweeted? That's nonsensical.

pacer4ever
07-14-2011, 03:30 PM
And how the heck is it weak minded to tweet what he just tweeted? That's nonsensical.

He cant stand to be in the same elevator as JOB? Come on now i have disliked people but being pissed to be in the same elevator is pretty weak minded IMO.

BPump33
07-14-2011, 03:34 PM
He cant stand to be in the same elevator as JOB? Come on now i have disliked people but being pissed to be in the same elevator is pretty weak minded IMO.

Wow buddy, how did you get that out of the tweet? It says it was a weird trip in the elevator after a loss. It doesn't say anything about disliking him or being pissed.

I have weird trips in the elevator all the time at work, it doesn't mean I'm pissed or can't stand the other person.

vapacersfan
07-14-2011, 03:35 PM
I have a bad day at work and I do not want to be in the same room as my boss. Not weak minded, IMO, just human.

pacergod2
07-14-2011, 09:42 PM
I have weird trips in the elevator all the time at work...

I could think of a lot better places to trip than on the elevator at work. I would think there is a pretty good chance of getting weirded out and having a bad trip.