Skip navigation
Favorites
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Spencer Hawes is looking out for his elders

Spencer Hawes

Team Seattle and Team League in the first half of a charity basketball game, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Seattle. The game featured a team of Seattle-area players going up against a group of players from elsewhere in the NBA. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Ted S. Warren

Hope some of the billion plus dollars we have given back in bargaining is going to the retired players who paved the way to the league 2dayFri Oct 21 19:53:35 via Twitter for BlackBerry®

needle_normal.jpg

Spencer Hawes
spencerhawes00

Now that’s just right kind of Spencer. I’m not a fan of Spencer’s game (remember when he was a “steal” for the Kings in the draft? /laugh out loud, as the kids say), or his personality most time, but this was awfully nice. All sports tend to toss away the players after they retire. Some stick around because of their entertainment value, but too many get lost in the cracks, which leads to turmoil for them and their families. The money doesn’t last forever.

This won’t happen, of course, because both sides are scrapping and fighting for every penny they can get personally. Whichever side you support, this is about greed on both sides. You can argue it’s healthy greed, but it’s still greed. A nice thought, though Spencer. What player would you give your money to? I’d give it to Charles Oakley, but that’s just because I’m afraid of him.