The writing is on the wall. All signs are pointing to an NBA lockout next season which could spell disaster not only for the fans and the NBA, but for the player's wallets as well.
In anticipation of a lockout, former San Antonio Spurs player and NBA player's union executive committee member, Roger Mason Jr., is taking steps to prepare for a lockout by selling his Bentley:
“It would be pure ignorance not to keep in mind that there could be a lockout,” Mason, a free agent who played for the New York Knicks last season, said in March.
Mason, an eight-year NBA veteran who earned $1.4 million for the 2010-11 season, sold his Bentley after he joined the Knicks following two years with the San Antonio Spurs. That’s partly because he now lives in New York, and partly in anticipation of a cloudy financial future, he said.
“I owned it outright, had bought it for cash and just didn’t need it in New York, so I put the money in the bank,” said Mason, 30.
Wouldn't you like to have that kind of problem? Earn $1.4 million for playing a game, then sell your Bentley just in case you dry up the millions your earned since playing in the NBA during a lockout.
Regardless, this is just another sign an NBA lockout is more than likely to occur. So get ready Spurs fans. It could be quite a while until you see the Spurs back in action the ways things are going regarding the new CBA.
Instead of buying a bentley, he should have used that money to hire a coach to teach him some toughness on how to take the ball to the rim and handle the baketball.
Somehow the first sentence I typed did not come out correct when posted. It should read "I wonder what he was making"
I what he was making, contract-wise, when he bought the Bentley outright? Also was is new or used? It seems money foolish to me (one who has no money) that a player making 1.4 mil would spend 300 g of it on a car!
@SpurfaninDallas if you scroll down on this link it has his salary history. i didnt realize he made the most money in his career while a spur, kinda makes his SA contract look bad.
a lot of guys spend their money poorly, i am glad to hear RMJ is actually thinking on this one and not keeping the car for show. kinda reminds me of humphries making less then 4m and buying sloppy 18ths a 2 million dollar ring. all that for her booty, terrible.