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I have been thinking about this topic for quite sometime..

A recent post in the Knick section proposes that Allan Houston is quite possibly the most overpaid player in the league, simply because he can only do one thing:Score off the Jumpshot.

I think he could def be up there as most overpaid. I think Allan has a great shot, but that is it. Several times he has great SCORING nights with 20 some points, but NO rebounds, NO assists, and NO steals..

what you think?
Here are some others:
Vin Baker: $12,375,000 through 05-06
Juwon Howard: $20,152,222 through 2002-2003 DAMN!!
Scottie Pippen:$19,727,524.. Lets be real. This isnt the Scottie of the Bulls..

SHOULDNT BE CRYING PIP.. YOUR ROBBING THE PORTLAND FANS
 

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I'm one of those Knicks fans who rips Allan Houston as being an overpaid, one dimensional, jumpshooter, but he doesn't even come close to Vin Baker. Baker gets paid 12 million and contributes absolutely nothing. He couldn't even beat out Tony Battie for the starting job on the Celts. He clearly does not care at all. Sad to think that he was once one of the best players in the league.
 

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Originally posted by <b>TheTruth</b>!
Scottie Pippen:$19,727,524.. Lets be real. This isnt the Scottie of the Bulls..

SHOULDNT BE CRYING PIP.. YOUR ROBBING THE PORTLAND FANS
So you think that a player who plays like a superstar his whole career and fades somewhat near the end doesn't deserve to get a long term salary worth a lot of money. Hope you're never an NBA GM cause your team would be like the Clippers. Pippen recieved a big contract because of all his hard work throughout his career.
 

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They are all overpaid...they're playing a game for God's sake.
As long as we keep watching(myself included), they will keep getting this outrageous money.
 

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this brings us to another topic

Pippen..

I love Pippen.. But I honestly do not think he would have made such a name without being besides Michael for the majority of his career. Pippen was a GREAT player, But much like the other Bulls, Michael Made them what they are...

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Steve Kerr: Exceptional Shooter. Never Contributed anywhere as much as CHi.
Luc Longley: Before the injuries, he contributed Nothing.
Toni Kukoc: Perfect example. He is sometimes horrible. I remember him hitting all those killer shots. He only has like 1 move, and is lazy and slow.

Horace was OK on the Magic, but nothing like he was on the bulls..
I do understand that the team concept was def there throughout their runs tho.
 

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Re: this brings us to another topic

Originally posted by <b>TheTruth</b>!
Pippen..

I love Pippen.. But I honestly do not think he would have made such a name without being besides Michael for the majority of his career. Pippen was a GREAT player, But much like the other Bulls, Michael Made them what they are...
You must not know what you're talking about. Pippen was just one of the greatest defenders ever in the NBA, was the first "big man" to play pg. He could D up the pg to the pf spot. How you can say Michael Jordan made his career, I don't know. Pippen was never a #1 scorer as MJ was ahead of him but he still put up 20 ppg, when MJ left Pippen scored more. Pippen today is still a very good pg and definately a great leader. I really don't see how MJ made Pippen's career but go ahead and try to explain it to me.
 

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Pippen was just one of the greatest defenders ever in the NBA, was the first "big man" to play pg.
Magic Johnson played the point at 6'9" long before Pippen. He could play any position from the 1 to the 5.
 

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Originally posted by <b>PSUmtj112</b>!


Uh, ever hear of this dude they called Magic?
Big man as in it was not his original position, kind of like Grant Hill, Pippen played sf but developed the skill to play the point position. Johnson played point all his career basically as far as I know, so technically the way I see it Pippen was the "first big man" to play the pg position.
 

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Originally posted by <b>TheBowski</b>!
They are all overpaid...they're playing a game for God's sake.
As long as we keep watching(myself included), they will keep getting this outrageous money.
Can't argue with this! In fact, I'd be nice to see all athletes and movie stars with salary limitations based on ticket sales alone. Take all the extra money (mainly advertising and TV money) go into a pot that is equally divided to all states for schools and education including reducing the costs of state college tuition. I know this probably won't sit well with some, and it is just an idea, but with the cost of state colleges getting so high:no:

(I know that smacks of Socialism, but it is hard to justify to these sort of salaries for playing a game compared to real life)
 

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Tangents...

I just thought that I'd say that I love the way most of these threads get sidetracked so easily. Example, this is a thread on who is overpaid, starting with Allen Houston. It only took about 4 posts to get to the age old debate on how good Pippen would be without Jordan?! SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!

More people on this site should focus on new and interesting topics, not Pippen without Jordan, T-Mac vs. Kobe, and who the MVP really is.

So to get back to the point, I think that Raef Lafrentz is overpaid for his stats, and Vin Baker is the absolute worst, hands down.
 

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Re: Re: NBA Salaries:Who Is Overpaid?

Originally posted by <b>allenive21</b>!


So you think that a player who plays like a superstar his whole career and fades somewhat near the end doesn't deserve to get a long term salary worth a lot of money. Hope you're never an NBA GM cause your team would be like the Clippers. Pippen recieved a big contract because of all his hard work throughout his career.
I agree but I disagree because it's like he never helped the Blazers do anything....but I would see why the Bulls would give him this contract.
 

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you know ask me last year and i would have gone absoloutley nutz about houstons 100 mill contract... its still wayyyyyy too much for a guard.... but u know what

he has shown miles of improvement since last season... hes pretty much carrying the knicks this season.... he has shown flashes of absoloute brilliance, not just one dimensional shooting... u konw what... he just scored 50 again... thats 3 times this season i think.... and his 53 was the highest untill kobe broke it

to be mentioned in the same sentence as kobe... about season records is nuff said... houston is a leader and a welcome addition to any team... but still 100 mill is way to much even for a player such garnett, let alone houston... i think houston should have signed a 60-70 mill contract over 6 years... he deserves that...
 

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Houston doesnt deserve a 100 mil contract... i agree wit the 60-70 mark.. but as a shooting guard, he's doing what a shooting guard does... their job is to shoot... the sf is the guy who is supposed to be cutting and driving... T-Mac, Kobe, hell even jordan played as SF's but didnt play the position...


he got the contract, its done... at least he playing better than last season... he just needs to accept that role of a leader...
 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: this brings us to another topic

Originally posted by <b>allenive21</b>!

Big man as in it was not his original position, kind of like Grant Hill, Pippen played sf but developed the skill to play the point position. Johnson played point all his career basically as far as I know, so technically the way I see it Pippen was the "first big man" to play the pg position.
Didn't Pippen have a late growth spurt in college, similar to David Robinson. If I remember correctly, he played a lot of guard prior to the growth.
 

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Originally posted by <b>TheTruth</b>!
I have been thinking about this topic for quite sometime..

A recent post in the Knick section proposes that Allan Houston is quite possibly the most overpaid player in the league, simply because he can only do one thing:Score off the Jumpshot.

I think he could def be up there as most overpaid. I think Allan has a great shot, but that is it. Several times he has great SCORING nights with 20 some points, but NO rebounds, NO assists, and NO steals..

what you think?
Here are some others:
Vin Baker: $12,375,000 through 05-06
Juwon Howard: $20,152,222 through 2002-2003 DAMN!!
Scottie Pippen:$19,727,524.. Lets be real. This isnt the Scottie of the Bulls..

SHOULDNT BE CRYING PIP.. YOUR ROBBING THE PORTLAND FANS
Vin and Howard for sure. Baker used to be an allstar sad what he has become now. Never saw much in Howard to demand that type of cash. He is a product of bidding...very lucky. Pippen is getting his justice for all those years that the Bulls underpaid him.
 

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Originally posted by <b>NYJ1680</b>!


Magic Johnson played the point at 6'9" long before Pippen. He could play any position from the 1 to the 5.
The ONLY player who can claim that:yes: . Puts shame to 3 position players such as KG and Odom.
 
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