Lebron James, Like Gandhi, Sacrifices His A Max Contract For The Greater Good

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Times are tough in our nations economy with that Kenyan Socialist in the White House. The DOW might be closing above 14,000 for the first time since 2007 and last year might have been the best year for job growth since 2005, but people are still suffering all around us. Sadly the acute and painful realities of our continuing depression are affecting even those who are lucky enough to have jobs amidst our continuing era of high unemployment.

“What I do on the floor shows my value. At the end of the day, I don’t think my value on the floor can really be compensated for”

This poor (and brave) soul is now finally speaking out against the inequities of our free market system. From his vantage point, the regulatory burden of his work place is being unfairly placed on he and his fellow laborers and is being grossly manipulated under the guise of “competitive parity”.

“I have not had a full max deal yet in my career — that’s a story untold,” 

This worker is bringing to light the rampant wage theft that occurs in too many industries. Managers are benefitting off of the labor of the people who work for them, and are continuing to use the slow national economic growth to justify depressed wages despite the immense profits that they have raked in since 2008.

“I don’t get (the credit) for it. That doesn’t matter to me; playing the game is what matters to me. Financially, I’ll sacrifice for the team. It shows for some of the top guys, it isn’t all about money. That’s the genuine side of this, it’s about winning. I understand that.”

Sadly even this worker has been deluded by the years of psuedo-religious corporate speak. An “employee” is now a “team member” and everyone is expected to work towards the goal of “winning” increased profits for management, and yet fair compensation and a commiserate benefit package eludes even the high performing (if not essential) members of the team.

“If you want the truth. If this was baseball, it’d be up, I mean way up there.”

Now this worker might be Lebron James and he might be currently earning close to $40 million a year in endorsements that are completely unregulated by the current CBA while he lives in income-tax free Florida, but please, think of his children and the comparably larger amount of money that their own grandkids might receive in their trust had Lebron played in a sport without a salary cap.

Meanwhile former NFL players are suffering from catastrophic brain injuries for which their league has no plans to ever compensate them. NHL players just got skullfucked by a sociopathic Randian president. The current CBA in James’ own league allows the owners of small market teams to load up on mediocre talent, pay them shit, and cash in from revenue sharing. But by all means, let’s take a moment of silence to remember the real hero here.


About stefanbc

I am an attorney who works mainly in criminal defense, child welfare, and medical marijuana advocacy. I live in Long Beach with my wife and four pets. View all posts by stefanbc

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