Personally, I don't get it. Lets say they make 50 grand from autographs today. The promotions company is getting at least 40 percent of that. So Cam gets say 30 grand.
In the grand scheme, the hit it has taken in the court of public opinion is not worth what he gets paid for a tenth of a game of football play.
The hit taken in the court of public opinion is mainly because of the Scott Fowlers of the world who give their unresearched and biased opinion in exchange for getting his shitty employer's website more hits. It's pretty sad when Mike freaking Florio is a journalistic voice of reason on this topic.
The difference is when the going got tough for them, they stuck it out with their respective teams until talent was acquired around them. LeBron fled the scene.
Lol are you fuging serious? Kobe Bryant refused to sign with the hornets so that he could play in LA in the first place was about half a second from signing with the clippers a few years ago. Lebron stuck with cleveland for 7 years! And nobody gives two shits about shaq or KG, and now steve nash moving cities to chase a title. It's just yet another case of moving goal posts.
Just when I think Saints* fans can't be any dumber...blowing2cocksatonce really just implied that a statistic that lists Keenan lewis as the best cb in the nfl, and captain munnerlyn as better than Chris gamble as proof of his argument. Hilarious!!!
The Lebron hate is ridiculous - just admit you hate the guy and can't judge his game objectively. After one loss in a series that is tied at 1, where the whole Heat team pretty much poo the bed but lost by 2 points, Lebron is singled out for "choking". Forget the fact that he led the team in scoring, rebounds, assist, and steals, and that more supposedly "clutch" D Wade went 8 of 22. Where's all the calls of Dirk Nowitzki "choking" in not being able to win a single game against OKC? What about Kobe and gang's curb stomping against OKC and almost losing to an undersized Nuggets team?
I don't think either comparison is applicable. Johnson had probowlers in front of him and Smitty scored touchdowns the first time he ever touched the ball in preseason and regular season. Not to mention making the pro-bowl; he was also very high up in all purpose yards. How beastly is that?
Smith only had 10 catches his rookie year (and was below all-stars Donald Hayes and Isaac Byrd on the depth chart). Bottom line, he was considered by the masses as just a special teams player and people thought we needed to add receivers to the team after the 01' season. Stanley McClover got more playing time than Charles Johnson did in 07' for perspective. Snap judgements based upon one season are pointless is all I'm saying.