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With an NBA player's strike against the team owners
looming, now is the time for us to show the world just
how much we care. It's just not right. Hundreds of
basketball players in our very own country are living at
or just below the seven-figure salary level! Atrocious!
And, as if that weren't bad enough, they will be
deprived of pay for several weeks--possibly a whole
year--as a result of the strike. But now you can help!
For about two thousand dollars a day--that's less than
the cost of a large screen projection TV--you can help a
basketball player remain economically viable during his
time of need.
Two thousand dollars a day may not seem like a lot of
money to you, but to a basketball player it could mean
the difference between a vacation spent golfing in
Florida or a Mediterranean cruise. For you, two thousand
dollars is nothing more than three months rent or
mortgage payments. But to a basketball player, two
thousand dollars a day will almost replace his salary.
Your commitment of two thousand dollars a day will
enable a player to buy that home entertainment center,
trade in the year-old Lexus for a new Ferrari, or enjoy
a weekend in Rio.
"HOW WILL I KNOW I'M HELPING?"
Each month, you will receive a complete financial report
on the player you sponsor. Detailed information about
his stocks, bonds, 401(k), real estate, and other
investment holdings will be mailed to your home. You'll
also get information on how he plans to invest the $5
million lump sum he will receive upon retirement. Plus
upon signing up for this program, you will receive a
photo of the player (unsigned). Put the photo on your
refrigerator to remind you of other peoples' suffering.
"HOW WILL HE KNOW I'M HELPING"
Your basketball player will be told that he has a
SPECIAL FRIEND who just wants to help in a time of need.
Although the player won't know your name, he will be
able to make collect calls to your home via a special
operator just in case additional funds are needed for
Simply fill out the form below.
___YES, I want to help!
I would like to sponsor a striking NBA basketball
player. My preference is checked below:
[ ] Starter
[ ] Reserve
[ ] Star*
[ ] Superstar**
[ ] Entire team***
[ ] I'll sponsor a player most in
need. Please select one for me.
* Higher cost
** Much higher cost
*** Please call our 900 number to
ask for the cost of a specific
team (Sorry, does not include
Please charge the account listed below $2,054.79 per day
for a reserve player or starter for the duration of the
strike. Please send me a picture of the player I have
sponsored, along with a team logo and my very own NBA
Players Association badge to wear proudly on my lapel.
[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa
[ ] American Express [ ] DiscoverCard
[ ] Diner's Club
Mail completed form to NBA Players Association or call
1-888-TOOMUCH now to enroll by phone. (Children under 18
must have parental approval.)
Note: Sponsors are not permitted to contact the player
they have sponsored, either in person or by other means
including, but not limited to, telephone calls, letters,
e-mail, or third parties. Keep in mind that the
basketball player you have sponsored will be much too
busy enjoying his free time, thanks to your generous
donations. Oh yes, contributions are not tax-deductible.