Found November 13, 2011 on Celtics Life:
How many times can I afford to get my  braids done with only $44 million? I put "NBA player" in the title, because unless you're a diehard NBA fan you might not know who Etan Thomas is or that he didn't retire a few years ago when he stopped being a relevant rotation player. Anyway, Etan Thomas and his 90's braids are given a forum on ESPN to speak from time to time and as a current player rep during this lockout, his words will be more scrutinized. Here's the money shot: "Who is in the same position of power as the 1 percent ? Who wants a bailout for their own mismanagement decisions? Who is more closely aligned with the corporate interests from which the Wall Street occupiers are looking to reclaim the country?"This is why David Stern fines any owners that speak. Someone is bound to say something that will alienate fans. The player side has no ban, so from time to time a player will put his foot in his mouth (usually on twitter). I have a hard ...

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