Crazy that when he went on The Shop it started a bunch of discussions about the NFL vs the NBA and how much more power NBA players have, and now this dude managed to force his way off of 2 different teams that had him under contract and get to the best team in the league on a pretty good contract thatll leave him a FA going into the next CBA.
Don’t care for the NFL but that was a bitch move no matter what
He essentially stole money from them in front of everybody
How did he steal money lol? He didnt get a dime from the Raiders from what Ive been reading
he actually walked away -$300K due to fines
Kinda like when Paul George made a huge video about coming to the Lakers then signed with the thunder to get a max contract then force a trade to the clippers?
>video about coming to the Lakers This never happened, he did some stupid TV thing leading up to free agency but the content itself never indicated where he was going. Narcissistic Laker fans just decided that it meant he was for sure going to LA. An
He didn’t force a trade he requested one and the Thunder didn’t get fleeced. Not even close to the same situation.
This is such a bad comparison. PG didnt throw a tantrum and then legit act crazy - like not show up for team practices/meetings, file grievances because he wanted to wear non-sanctioned gear, video record his head coach without the coach knowing - so that
? how so
well, if it was all planned out with the pats, he got the raiders to give up several good draft picks to get him out of Pittsburgh, and then put on a clown show act so the raiders would release him, then signed with the pats. he put the raiders organizati
Simple answer. Yes
Actual answer no. People in the NBA that do this dont have 30 million in their contract voided.
He’s getting paid exactly what he would’ve on the raiders this year. Yes he lost out on future money but he’s guaranteed to get that back and more probably in fa if he balls out which he will.
Not really. He didnt ask out and have his wish granted, nobody did it for him because of his status. He acted like a psychopath in order for the team to cut their losses. It was a manipulative move. It was an unethical move. Wouldnt say it was a power mo
Not obliging by your contract in any circumstance is unethical though
He’s unlikely to match the money he lost. He’ll be 32 next offseason.
Who knows, hell probably have a career year and get a ring, and who knows what contracts will look like after the next CBA negotiations.
He’s going to be giving up 6m this year and it’s very unlikely that he gets 15m next year. So he’ll likely be giving up at least 10m.
It’s possible! Sadly.
AB is not going to have a career year lol his standard for "career year" is RIDICULOUSLY high because of how good hes been
He’s gonna go off, he’ll get the money back plus a ring he would never get in oak. He won. I don’t like ab but this was the biggest power move ever in the nfl.
hes getting more money this year by a little bit. he needs another contract tho
Do you really put paying guys under the table past the Pats at this point?
Oh they do that already with Brady I’m sure.
Yea but i doubt hes getting a multi year deal ever again
Watch after the season he has with the pats
Lets go Pats!
You cant do exactly what he did in the NBA because the players union isnt absolute dogshit and contracts are guaranteed Players force their way to teams all the time but those guaranteed contracts mean that teams always have to be compensated
It’s more impressive that he did this in the nfl. I agree this isn’t some amazing thing if u compare it to the nba cause Anthony Davis literally just did the same shit but to be able to do it in the nfl is pretty crazy.
LeBron holding the Cavs hostage every year by only signing one-year deals (1+1s and opting out of the PO technically) and basically dictating every move the FO made. And Kawhi forcing his way off the Spurs. And AD forcing his way off the Pelicans. etc
No. because moves in the nfl dont have the same impact as nba moves. A move like KD going to the Warriors basically guarantees the Warriors a bunch of titles. With the NFL, a team can make all sorts of moves and still get bounced out of the playoffs or no
Who do we blame for this one? LeBron? Davis? Kawhi?
l always knew ab was the fucking goat.
he was on the shop? oh so thats who that crackhead was
That was back when he was rocking the blonde mustache too
This isnt /r/nfl.
He "Kawhi"ed his way to the Patriots
AB forced his way off the Stealers and then forced his way off the Raiders in the same offseason after signing an extension. Kawhi forced his way off the Spurs and then won a championship for the Raptors.
If he was Kawhi he would’ve played a year then dipped
Damn, didnt know AB helped the Raiders win the SuperBowl before leaving to the Patriots on his own accord during his FA...
Nah he didnt
LeBron been doing this since 06
Kawhi is comparable.