Ethan Strauss (KD's enemy): CAA is problly colluding with ESPN and the Knicks to get Zion outta N.O.

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Zion = CAA
Leon Rose, Thibs = CAA x Knicks
Plenty of ESPN "talent" = CAA
CAA + ESPN = Knicks


This ain't got shyt to do with how well New Orleans runs shyt.

It's a reason for those "Zion gotta go back to school" stories

From the Athletic;

KD's enemy,
Ethan Strauss


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First he is on a rookie contract and odds favorites are he will take his rookie extension max like everyone else

Secondly NO needs to get into the playoffs before they can start complaining about someone tampering with Zion to make him want to leave.
 

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Put the paragraph in quote tags your post is huge

As far as CAA/Knicks/ESPN anyone paying attention already knew this, it's cool seeing a reporter cover it in detail though

The most interesting thing was him saying out loud the agencies run the NBA, it explains why certain teams truly never have a shot at winning and if those fans knew this they'd stop watching which is why Silver and whoever comes after him has to keep the charade going.

But this isn't surprising either with how brazen Klutch has operated with player movement and very obviously CAA influencing Knicks coverage. Only difference now is calling it out isn't Coli Conspiracy, it's in black & white for all to see.
 

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First he is on a rookie contract and odds favorites are he will take his rookie extension max like everyone else

Secondly NO needs to get into the playoffs before they can start complaining about someone tampering with Zion to make him want to leave.

I kinda agree, but, our best two players are 21 and 23.

All that rushing just to make the playoffs is what the last two season brought us.

We should've traded Jrue an entire season before we did and never picked up JJ.
 

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Put the paragraph in quote tags your post is huge

As far as CAA/Knicks/ESPN anyone paying attention already knew this, it's cool seeing a reporter cover it in detail though

The most interesting thing was him saying out loud the agencies run the NBA, it explains why certain teams truly never have a shot at winning and if those fans knew this they'd stop watching which is why Silver and whoever comes after him has to keep the charade going.

But this isn't surprising either with how brazen Klutch has operated with player movement and very obviously CAA influencing Knicks coverage. Only difference now is calling it out isn't Coli Conspiracy, it's in black & white for all to see.

You just explained why fans ultimately hate super teams. Stacking up teams inherently ain't the problem. When teams conspire there's only a handful of options and it's not based on team merit.
 

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Why does Zion have to take the extension? He already makes over a 100 million from Nike. Has tons of endorsements. He's a player who could ax the extension and leave as an early free agent if he wants to.

History says that he's going to take the extension and not turn it down as no other player has before. He'd literally be taking the one year gamble and hoping that he could stay healthy in order to get the bag after the season is over. He could also hit the potential supermax as well depending on how he performs, so we're talking about $200 million dollars. You aren't turning down the money that early into his career especially with all of the injuries that have been happening over the past couple of years.

The smarter play would be to take the extension and then force your way out, so you have the guaranteed money just in case.
 

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You just explained why fans ultimately hate super teams. Stacking up teams inherently ain't the problem. When teams conspire there's only a handful of options and it's not based on team merit.

And the biggest people calling for super teams live in Butte, Montana and are fans of the Lakers/Heat/Cavs, Patriots and Yankees.

:mjcry: I was born into this Saints/Pelicans life.
 

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Why does Zion have to take the extension? He already makes over a 100 million from Nike. Has tons of endorsements. He's a player who could ax the extension and leave as an early free agent if he wants to.

He doesn't. He doesn't wanna lose the Bird rights that can give him more years and more money tacked onto his deal though. That's why players in general doesn't even like going to free agency unless the team they want already has the cap space to bring them in.


The key now is to re-up for everything your own team can give you and then pull hoe tactics to get to your next destination. Even the opt outs don't scare teams as much as they used to. Look at Kawhi. He opted out only for him to have his ACL torn and the market dry up completely. If he could do it again, he'd just opt in.
 

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You just explained why fans ultimately hate super teams. Stacking up teams inherently ain't the problem. When teams conspire there's only a handful of options and it's not based on team merit.

And I can't blame them for feeling that way being a Nets fan, everyone would've put money on this happening to the Knicks before us. But if/when it happens its dope as fukk. But I know if the team wasn't in NY we'd be looking at a completely different roster

Even with that look at the laundry list of things the Nets have to do to keep their players happy, hundreds of millions in salary on top of paying their rent, rent for their concubines, prolly have to buy houses for these bytches dogs too. People took that story and ran with it because they don't like KD/Kyrie/Harden so they don't like the Nets, the mistake was thinking it's any different for other teams.

More than likely your team (not you specifically) is paying the same price or more for a similar or less talented team, that's what it is at this point. And that's what happens when one player can mean the difference between lottery and a title. There isn't another sport similar in that way.
 

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First he is on a rookie contract and odds favorites are he will take his rookie extension max like everyone else

Secondly NO needs to get into the playoffs before they can start complaining about someone tampering with Zion to make him want to leave.
They made some really good moves to guarantee a playoff seed. You got shooters everywhere, athletes, big bodies, defensive minded dudes, ect.

Zion has a team around him that can make him have the most dominant scoring year since some young Mike or Prime Shaq shyt. I absolutely expect dude to be at or over 30ppg this year with all this space.

They have zero conference championship chance if they can't get a Lillard or Beal though
 
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