Robinson doesn't reach incentive
Old 05-06-2010, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Boston Celtics guard Nate Robinson was benched for two games near the end of the regular season, and it cost him $1 million, while saving the team twice that amount.

A clause in Robinson's contract calls for him to make a $1 million bonus if he both played in at least 58 games and made the playoffs this season. Robinson's Celtics are in the postseason but he played in 56 games. As a result, the Celtics saved the $1 million they would have paid Robinson -- equivalent to a quarter of his reported annual salary -- and an additional $1 million they would have owed in luxury tax to the NBA (most of which would have been distributed to teams with payrolls below the luxury tax threshold).

Robinson, a 5-foot-9 guard and three-time slam dunk champion, had a difficult season but was on track to make the bonus until its final days.

He missed nearly the entire month of December, when he was playing in New York, after a series of disputes with Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni. One of the precipitating events came in a Nov. 21 game at New jersey when Robinson playfully launched a jump shot at the wrong basket as the first quarter expired.

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No way, I'm as tall as Nate and I can't dunk?
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No way, I'm as tall as Nate and I can't dunk?
Don't you know, White men Can't jump. Brown men can't either though
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I hate when the head office gets in the way of a coaches decisions.

No way that 2 game benching was unintentional.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I hate when the head office gets in the way of a coaches decisions.

No way that 2 game benching was unintentional.
Personally Never liked improvisions like that on a contract. Maybe leave it to playoff success and dont' go any further. If Nate was a reallly ass he would be tipping off the opposing team as many tactics the celtics use as posible.

If a player whats to max out his contract with incentives just sign a one year deal and get it raised year by year by play on the floor.
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Personally Never liked improvisions like that on a contract. Maybe leave it to playoff success and dont' go any further. If Nate was a reallly ass he would be tipping off the opposing team as many tactics the celtics use as posible.

If a player whats to max out his contract with incentives just sign a one year deal and get it raised year by year by play on the floor.
Not a fan of Nate, but as a fellow man of average height (5'9) I respect his athletic ability and passion. Dude's not even highly paid when compared to some of the other bums in the NBA. Huge dick move on Boston's part - I seriously hope that neither Boston nor Cleveland make the Finals.
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