Finally, someone in the NBA is using a little common sense while discussing the NBA lockout. Ray Allen came out recently and called the entire situation "almost embarrassing" while pointing out that there are a handful of legendary NBA players who never made anything even close to what some of today's players are making.
"I look at Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Dr. J, and...the money we make, not only us players but as owners, the money that's in the loop is so outstanding it's almost embarrassing that we can make this type of money and we still haggle over what we haggle over," Allen said. "It's important that the game is at an all-time high, and those players in the [1970s] and '80s, that generation, they built us to this point that we can afford the salaries that we all afford. We just have to always remember that we have to take the game to the next level, we gotta know that this is bigger than us, and we gotta make sure the game continues to grow."
And it's gonna be awfully difficult to do that with the entire NBA sitting on the sidelines. Let's get it together, fellas. [via Pro Basketball Talk]