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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:25 PM
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40. Thanks for this!! n-t
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  -Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke. Logical  Nov-24-11 01:27 PM   #0 
  - sad. but that happens to many celebrities also. Young people don't manage money well  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-24-11 01:29 PM   #1 
  - I can imagine how it would be a lot like winning the lottery  XemaSab   Nov-24-11 01:30 PM   #2 
  - It is really hard to live comfortably and put the rest in the bank?  former9thward   Nov-24-11 02:05 PM   #26 
  - At least they're putting all that money back into the system. :-)  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-24-11 01:31 PM   #3 
  - True, and young.  Logical   Nov-24-11 01:33 PM   #6 
  - And spent their life being coddled and worshiped and allowed to get away with just about anything,  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-24-11 01:37 PM   #11 
  - And not so young - I doubt few retire before age 30. They should know better by then.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-24-11 01:39 PM   #14 
  - How broad is your brush?  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-24-11 01:39 PM   #13 
     - Every group has outliers. Outliers do not prove a point.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-24-11 01:43 PM   #16 
     - Correct. Being a judgmental ass does though.  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-24-11 01:44 PM   #17 
        - name-calling doesn't prove it either  U4ikLefty   Nov-24-11 01:46 PM   #19 
        - Not judging, just playing the stats.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-24-11 02:00 PM   #21 
        - I can prove my point just by being a judgmental ass? Wow. Does that work in science, too?  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-24-11 02:38 PM   #36 
     - Outliers from 20+ years ago don't prove your point.  U4ikLefty   Nov-24-11 01:45 PM   #18 
     - Olympic athletes from this century who were Rhodes Scholars...  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-24-11 01:58 PM   #20 
        - OK then, explain the statistic in the OP now that you have shown that athletes aren't stupid..  Fumesucker   Nov-24-11 02:05 PM   #25 
        - That athletes are the single dumbest demographic is opinion, NOT fact.  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-24-11 02:09 PM   #30 
           - I stipulated that in my post..  Fumesucker   Nov-24-11 02:25 PM   #34 
              - I thought I did that in my reply to the OP. See #7.  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-24-11 02:29 PM   #35 
                 - Bling?  Fumesucker   Nov-24-11 02:51 PM   #38 
                 - Poverty by bling - then they are stupid!  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-24-11 03:11 PM   #39 
        - So that's five out of - what - a million pro/near-pro athletes around the world?  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-24-11 02:07 PM   #29 
        - Moving the goalposts.  U4ikLefty   Nov-24-11 02:24 PM   #33 
     - Exactly  bluestateguy   Nov-24-11 02:06 PM   #28 
  - I believe the same could be said for lottery winners  Brother Buzz   Nov-24-11 01:32 PM   #4 
  - It's not about how much you make it's about how much you save.  dkf   Nov-24-11 01:32 PM   #5 
  - Bling. Too much bling. The incessant need to show off their money.  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-24-11 01:33 PM   #7 
  - So immagine how it is for those of us who did not make a $Millions a year before retiring.  ThomWV   Nov-24-11 01:33 PM   #8 
  - That will be lost in this conversation.  xchrom   Nov-24-11 01:37 PM   #12 
     - Got to be the best quote of the year.  ThomWV   Nov-24-11 02:11 PM   #31 
  - Must be bigger balls than brains.  TheCowsCameHome   Nov-24-11 01:35 PM   #9 
  - Same with lottery winners.  Downwinder   Nov-24-11 01:36 PM   #10 
  - With lottery winners it doesn't take nearly that long.  BlueIris   Nov-24-11 04:51 PM   #41 
  - Child support.  demosincebirth   Nov-24-11 01:40 PM   #15 
  - Interesting reading Rocket Ismail's story...  Gidney N Cloyd   Nov-24-11 02:01 PM   #22 
  - It is hard to be sympathetic  bluestateguy   Nov-24-11 02:01 PM   #23 
  - "Magic" comes to mind.  Downwinder   Nov-24-11 02:04 PM   #24 
  - So? Their life, their money. Not everyone is a selfish money hoarding greed head.  Edweird   Nov-24-11 02:06 PM   #27 
  - NHL  USA_1   Nov-24-11 02:14 PM   #32 
  - I have a serious request for all people on this thread!!!  Are_grits_groceries   Nov-24-11 02:48 PM   #37 
  - Thanks for this!! n-t  Logical   Nov-24-11 04:25 PM   #40 
  - No Worse Than European Soccer Leagues  USA_1   Nov-25-11 05:51 PM   #43 
  - the average pro career is about 3 years getting paid the league minimum.  provis99   Nov-24-11 06:10 PM   #42 
 

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