Found April 13, 2012 on The Money Shot:
 John Stockton will forever be the World's Greatest Plum Smuggler.  There is no question that the greatest team ever assembled in the history of sports is the 1992 Dream Team. This is not even up for debate. Even the random Christian Laettner appearance could not put a dent in that team’s armor. Do you remember watching those games? They beat everyone by a million. It was awesome. Well, with the Summer Olympics happening in a few months (they’re in London, correct?) it makes me feel old seeing that the Dream Team is going to be celebrating their 20th anniversary later this year. I’ve always wondered exactly why the IOC started allowing professionals to play in the Olympics anyway. That doesn’t really make any sense at all, does it? But the IOC is more crooked than The Dutchman’s dick (that’s an ELITE reference right there) so who knows. Now I think we all understand why people want to participate in the Olympics for their country. I’m no “Joe America” or anything (or even a

D-Wade backs off Olympics comments

The Heat star took to Twitter to clarify comments he made about how he believes athletes who compete in the Olympics should be financially compensated.

Wade: Money not an Olympic motivator

Heat guard Dwyane Wade says money is not his motivation for the London Games this summer. In a statement Thursday, Wade said, ''I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics.'' Wade was quoted Wednesday saying he thinks ''guys should be compensated'' for playing over the summer and noted the schedule demands of being an Olympian. He said he was...

Wade says he's not looking for Olympic pay

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade clarified comments that he was seeking to be paid to play in the Summer Olympics in London. Wade, who was quoted Wednesday as saying that he believes players "should be compensated" for the demands of being an Olympian, said he was responding to a question and never said he wanted to be paid to play. In a series of posting on his Twitter account...

Wade: ‘I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics’; Should Olympians be paid?

SCOTT JACOBS Just a day after stating that he felt Olympic basketball players should be paid, creating a fascinating national debate about the essence of the Olympics, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade retracted his statement on Thursday, saying, “I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics.” But what do you think? Should Olympic US basketball stars get paid for the time they put...

Wade, Allen want pay for Olympics

Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen both think they should get paid for representing the U.S. in the Olympic Games.

Wade sits vs. Bobcats with ankle sprain

Heat guard Dwyane Wade will sit out Miami's game Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats because of a sprained right ankle. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said forwards Mike Miller (ankle) and Udonis Haslem (stomach virus) would also miss the game. Miami is 10-1 without Wade this season and Spoelstra said the absences of Wade and Miller aren't expected to be long term. Wade...

Heat's Wade thinks Olympians deserve pay

MIAMI Add Miami guard Dwyane Wade to the list of Olympians who believe basketball players in the Games should be paid. Boston guard Ray Allen, a member of the 2000 gold medal team, told FOX Sports Florida on Tuesday he believes Team USA players should be compensated. Wade, who won bronze in 2004 and gold in 2008 and likely will play this summer in London, said Wednesday he agrees...

Bobcats no match for Wade-less Heat

LeBron James had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 105-82 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. Chris Bosh had 18 points and seven rebounds as the Heat completed a three-game season-series sweep of Charlotte. Miami led by 22 after three quarters and rested James, who also had five assists, the entire final period. The Heat, playing without Dwyane...

Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade: Players should get payed for playing in Olympics

*** Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade agree on something. Coming from two teams that absolutely despise one-another, Wade and Allen are in agreement over the much discussed issue of payment to Olympians. Here’s both of their arguments… It’s a lot of things you do for the Olympics — a lot of jerseys you sell,” Wade [...]

Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade think players should get paid for Olympics

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...

Dwyane Wade & Ray Allen want to be paid to play in Olympics

Playing for your country isn’t enough for some NBA players. is reporting future Hall of Famers Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade want to be paid to play in the Olympics in London this summer. According to Allen, “Everybody says, ‘Play for your country.’ But [N.B.A. players are] commodities, your businesses. You think about it, you do camps in the summer, you have various...

Dwyane Wade And LeBron James Do Not Support Fidel Castro

With 6 million or so sports blogs to choose from, we all have to get a little creative now and then to keep the ladies readers pleased and coming back for more, so it doesn’t ever surprise me when another site uses a misleading headline to get a few more clicks. Hell, I do it plenty, but I also trust that enough people know not to take it too seriously, because we’re closer...

The Art of Research in Professional Sports

Games in professional sports are won between the lines. It is the players who have to come through on the field, court, or ice, but the preparation that is done before they start playing is what makes champions. Gone are the years in which teams could come to their games with some basic knowledge of their opponents and use their talents to will their teams to victory. It is now mandatory...

Full Court Press: The NBA Paid Olympians Debate, Cubs Fan Ryan Braun Poster, Jessica Jane Clement in Nuts Magazine

Click on photo to read more about the NBA Olympians Paid Debate I’m not even going to get into the fact that Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen are two greedy motherf$ckers who don’t recognize the privilege or representing their country. I know times are tough right now and every penny counts. Very nice rebuttal by Jerry Colangelo. It’s worth a read. The Press This might be the strangest...

Heat-Bulls Preview

Coming off their worst defensive effort since LeBron James and Chris Bosh brought their talents to South Beach to join forces with Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat need a victory for any realistic chance to claim the Eastern Conference's top seed. The Chicago Bulls have done quite well maintaining that position despite Derrick Rose being slowed by injuries as role players have consistently...
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