Ballin For Bankruptcy

We're not sure if you've heard, but NBA players make more money than most people. A lot more. In response to news about point guard Baron Davis' possible move to Los Angeles and 5-year $65 million contract, King Kaufman waxes incremental over that sum. An excerpt:

"Davis' reported average salary for the Clippers over the next five years will be $3,302.85 per minute, even the ones he spends on the bench, or on the sideline. And that's about $55 a second. Two-tenths of a second left in the quarter? The Clippers won't be able to catch and shoot. They can only score on a tip-in. And in the time it takes the ball to travel the few inches from a player's fingertips to the basket, Baron Davis will make 11 bucks."

That's some serious scrilla; however, as Rick Reilly reminds us, 60% of NBA players go broke within five years of retirement. Come again? Now, don't get us wrong. We don't wish financial ill will on anyone-especially someone with the potential to resuscitate the ailing Clips. But these numbers (and the holes they burn in those pricey pockets) are so baffling that we feel like our heads might explode. We're just sayin.
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