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Don’t you think NBA players get paid enough? Now a couple of NBA players think they should get paid for the Olympics. I could see if they are the lower level NBA players, but the best NBA players play in the Olympics. These players already make millions of dollars, they don’t need more money for competing for their country. Boston Celtics star Ray Allen is one of those basketball players that thinks NBA players should get paid for playing in the Olympics. Here is what Allen told Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida. Allen last played in the 2008 Olympics. Everybody says, ‘Play for your country.’ But (NBA players are) commodities, your businesses. You think about it, you do camps in the summer, you have various opportunities to make money. When you go overseas and play basketball, you lose those opportunities, what you may make… If I’m an accountant and I get outsourced by my firm, I’m going to make some money somewhere else.” Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade agreed with A...
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