Zyz wrote: tayilern wrote:
Chaotic wrote:Cavs didn't deserve LeBron. I'm glad he left.
Dan Gilbert didn't deserve LeBron and all those fans that burnt his jersey in 2010. These players owe these cities nothing. He promised he would deliver Cleveland a championship and he delivered, so instead of complaining, I hope Cleveland fans use this time to thank him for all he's done for that city.
I think everyone needs to realize that these athletes are loyal to whoever offers them the most money.
In most cases I can agree with this. However, for sports like basketball, where "super teams" and "dynasties" can last years, many people join to win, regardless of their salary. For example, DeMarcus Cousins reportedly signed with the Golden State Warriors on a 1 year deal for $5.3M USD, which is quite a bargain for a player of his caliber (All-Star level player). Also, the best players can make enough from sponsors to not have to worry about how much the team is paying them, although money is undoubtedly the main factor that affects where a player signs.