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December 24, 2009

Lakers' Pau Gasol signs three-year extension: On Wednesday, Gasol officially signed a three-year extension worth up to $64.7 million, depending on the NBA salary-cap figures to be determined in 2011.

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 08:23 AM - 14 comments

Seriously? Announcing contract extensions? This is Sportsfilter worthy?

Bah humbug

posted by scully at 08:45 AM on December 24

I meant to post this in the huddle.

posted by BornIcon at 09:02 AM on December 24

There are 3-4 posts a day here. It's not like we're going through post overload here.

posted by dfleming at 11:18 AM on December 24

I meant to post this in the huddle.

I don't mind that it's on the front page but the above quote is pretty awesome. Did you slip, fall and land on the front page?

posted by tron7 at 11:26 AM on December 24

Did you slip, fall and land on the front page?

Sort of.

But in all seriousness, I don't know why. I guess I was thinking about this concoction that I created for tonite's dinner and was frothing at the mouth just thinking about it.

posted by BornIcon at 11:33 AM on December 24

I wish the NBA had tie game shootouts, so we could see Gasol and Ilgauskas go one on one in an earth-shattering display of low post machismo and bravado.

posted by beaverboard at 01:32 PM on December 24

I had a similar thought a few weeks back, beaverboard, during the Celtics/Spurs game. I really wanted to see Brian Scalabrine and Matt Bonner go one-on-one, half-court, for fifteen minutes. I'd pay good money to watch it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:14 PM on December 24

Why is it that when a baseball player signs for millions, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of negative comments, yet when someone from another sport signs for $20 million plus per year - it doesn't even raise an eyebrow?

posted by pullmyfinger at 05:10 PM on December 24

Why is it that when a baseball player signs for millions, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of negative comments, yet when someone from another sport signs for $20 million plus per year - it doesn't even raise an eyebrow?

Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a three-year contract, running 2011 to 2013 at $20 million a year, plus a $20 million vesting option for 2014. I haven't heard or seen a negative comment about this.

My personal opinion is that if anything, Halladay undervalued his worth.

posted by tommytrump at 05:22 PM on December 24

Why is it that when a baseball player signs for millions, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of negative comments, yet when someone from another sport signs for $20 million plus per year - it doesn't even raise an eyebrow?

It's Christmas eve?

posted by dfleming at 05:24 PM on December 24

Salaries don't compare in the NBA and baseball because of different team sizes. Gasol was a key part of a championship winning team and he's 29, so he'll be in his prime for the entire contract he just signed.

posted by rcade at 05:38 PM on December 24

Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a three-year contract, running 2011 to 2013 at $20 million a year, plus a $20 million vesting option for 2014. I haven't heard or seen a negative comment about this

Had Halladay signed the exact same contract with the Yankees, Mets or Red Sox, I'd be typing this on page 16 of the comments section following comment after comment about how nobody is worth that kind of money etc. Deep down, the resentment has never been about the dollar amount - just the dollar amount when one of those "evil" teams spend it.

posted by pullmyfinger at 12:30 PM on December 25

You have a remarkably keen grasp of discussions that never took place.

posted by rcade at 01:13 PM on December 25

Yeah, the hypothetical world you live in must really blow.

posted by dfleming at 01:20 PM on December 25

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