Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Kevin Durant resigns with the Zombies 5 years/85 million
This is a sad day for Seattle Sports. We were all waiting for the day that Durant would leave that awful city that stole our team away from us. Instead that city will get to watch Durant for at least 5 more seasons which is truly a shame. He was supposed to be ours. He was supposed to get the city of Seattle which has been down for so long in sports a boost instead David Stern and the NBA ripped him away from us.
This begs the question though who would you rather have Kevin Durant for 5 years at 85 million or Rudy Gay at 5 years/83 million? This is a sarcastic question of course. Is it possible to be a "steal" when you make 17 million a season? I think in Durants case he is considering Joe Johnsons, Amare's and Gay's rediculous contracts. The economy is a giant crutch for why the NBA is Failing. The NBA is failing because of these rediculous contracts to guys who aren't franchise guys.
Kudos to Sam Presti for locking up a franchise guy and paying him the same amount as Rudy Gay and less than Joe Johnson.