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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 4:23 pm
 


Reports coming out of the Toronto Raptors camp is that Hakeem Olajuwon is considering retirement. When training camp opened, Hakkem was still in at home in Houston being examined by doctors, and the results were less than positive. If Hekeem does indeed retire, as has been speculated, this leavs the Raptors in a very poor position. Here is the two scenarios they may face:

    Have Hakeem play out the remaining 2 years of his contract worth a total of $12 million as a bench player with very limited court time.
    Have Hakeem retire and still have to pay him his guaranteed $12 million over 2 years


Neither option is very positive, but what comes out of this is an even bigger question. If someone retires, irregardless of the circumstancxes, should they get paid the same amount as if they were still playing?

Either way, it appears that "The Dream" as we know it, is over in Toronto,


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 9:00 pm
 


Dont play? no pay... Easy as that.... pay him some kind of severnace maybe but not 12 million to do nothing....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2002 5:05 am
 


I totally agree. I've been dicussing this with friends, and telling them if their companies get unionized they should get teh NBA Players Union, because if they decide to retire they'll get paid the same as if they worked.


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