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    Josh Smith Discusses His Upcoming Struggle To Survive On $6.9 Million

    The struggle is real.

    Somehow, some way, Josh Smith and his family will have to figure out how to survive on just $6.9 million during the upcoming NBA season.During a Los Angeles Clippers news conference on Tuesday to introduce the newly signed forward Josh Smith, the former NBA All-Star discussed the challenges he'll face as a result.

    "At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family," he told reporters. "So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I'm going to push through it, you know?"

    Smith -- who has earned over $97 million from NBA contracts in his 11-year career, according to Spotrac -- signed a one-year deal with the Clippers earlier this month for the veteran's minimum of $1.5 million. His former team, the Detroit Pistons, will also be paying him $5.4 million to not play for them. (Smith was released last December by the Pistons after signing a four-year, $54 million contract in July 2013.)


    That adds up to just $6.9 million next season -- a far cry from the over $13 million he was making just two years ago. We weep for you, Josh Smith.

    In all seriousness, Smith seems to be paying homage to former NBA star Latrell Sprewell by focusing on his family's impending financial struggles. Remember when Sprewell deemed the Minnesota Timberwolves' three-year, $30 million contract offer as "insulting"?

    "I'm at risk
    . I have a lot of risk here. I got my family to feed," Sprewell told the Free Republic in 2004. And so does Smith. But another thing that he's going to "push through" this year? The $100 million mark for total NBA earnings.

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    That guy is a jerk off.

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    kook

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    not sure why the clippers signed this loser.

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    I read this from another sports website. I couldn't believe how retarded Josh Smith sounded. Guy is going to be flat broke once he's out of the NBA. Clearly evident.

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    It's hard these days to stand on the street pimpin

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    How many years after done till this guy is broke?

    Maybe will be surprised and he is actually smart off the court or surrounded himself with smart people but guy is dumb as they come when on the court.

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    Easy to understand when your way of living gets cut it can be hard readjusting.

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    my thoughts and prayers are with Smith and his family
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    guys they are all highly uneducated

    it means they do not no how to live

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    Think about if your salary was cut in half right now, you'd be devastated.

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    Hope that is a joke son. Get real 6.9 million what is Smith going to apply for food stamps so his family can eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    Think about if your salary was cut in half right now, you'd be devastated.

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    Guy's a bum.

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    After taxes and hidden surcharges in Cali, 50k will be his take for the year. I feel for him

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    Prima Donna. Living like this gravy train will never end. He'll be playing overseas for peanuts in 3 years. After that, he'll be in jail for domestic violence and drugs. Seen this story way too many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerman2619 View Post


    Hope that is a joke son. Get real 6.9 million what is Smith going to apply for food stamps so his family can eat?
    Not a joke and I don't feel sorry for him, he shouldnt even say such with millions struggling, but I can understand making a certain amount, no matter how much it is, when your lifestyle adapts to those earnings and gets cut its different is all. He may see 4.6 mil after taxes that looks different than saying 6.9 mil.

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    90+ million in 11 years do these idiots not understand how easy it is to invest when you have that kinda money?

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    We should all donate points to his family so they can order pizza and make it through these tough times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    Prima Donna. Living like this gravy train will never end. He'll be playing overseas for peanuts in 3 years. After that, he'll be in jail for domestic violence and drugs. Seen this story way too many times.

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    Pretty sure he was joking. Sprewell on the other hand...

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    I feel him just because he makes a ton of money he was making more and it's impacting his families standard of living no different than alot of Americans in the oilfield who made 100k + during the boom now it's bust most of my friends are making 30k if that? with the cuts to me it's the same thing less money = lower standard of living. The more money you make the more you spend for most people....only josh makes a lot more money you guys will find out when you grow up and some bitch takes you to civil court it's called "lifestyle you are accustomed to." He has to maintain that for his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    Easy to understand when your way of living gets cut it can be hard readjusting.

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    Guy has one of the lowest bball IQ in the NBA, so I wouldn't be surprised, if he indeed is such a dumbfukk, having financial issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teaserpleaser View Post
    I feel him just because he makes a ton of money he was making more and it's impacting his families standard of living no different than alot of Americans in the oilfield who made 100k + during the boom now it's bust most of my friends are making 30k if that? with the cuts to me it's the same thing less money = lower standard of living. The more money you make the more you spend for most people....only josh makes a lot more money you guys will find out when you grow up and some bitch takes you to civil court it's called "lifestyle you are accustomed to." He has to maintain that for his family.
    That's his problem if he doesn't know how to adjust nobody elses.

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    He will be on ESPN 30 for 30 in 10 years..."BROKE"

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    He'll declare bankruptcy with a net worth of about 20-30 million and then live the high life

    Just like 50cent

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDofBA View Post
    He will be on ESPN 30 for 30 in 10 years..."BROKE"
    Yes i watched yesterday at netflix. You know that is not 6.9 millions, because uncle sam will take away the 40% of cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cala56 View Post
    Yes i watched yesterday at netflix. You know that is not 6.9 millions, because uncle sam will take away the 40% of cake.
    Poor J Smoove.

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    You guys are being mean for no reason. Show some compassion here.

    After child support, his income falls to $738 a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packerd_00 View Post
    That's his problem if he doesn't know how to adjust nobody elses.
    You missed the whole point ..all that I wrote and that's what you come back with is "its his fault nobody else's "....deep thoughts brah. Anywho what I said is valid it is what it is not that he doesn't know how it's that he has to adjust that's the issue I'm sure somehow he'll be able to get by

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Halves View Post
    You guys are being mean for no reason. Show some compassion here.

    After child support, his income falls to $738 a year.
    Alimony ....paying for past use of a vagina you most likely can't/don't use anymore for the rest of her life strikes me as wrong. that's the real danger I wonder how many dudes have thought about killing their ex wives over alimony especially with social media you can actually see her spending your $$$ while with some new dude possibly even spending your money on the new dude ....yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teaserpleaser View Post
    Alimony ....paying for past use of a vagina you most likely can't/don't use anymore for the rest of her life strikes me as wrong. that's the real danger I wonder how many dudes have thought about killing their ex wives over alimony especially with social media you can actually see her spending your $$$ while with some new dude possibly even spending your money on the new dude ....yikes.
    That's what made Hulk Hogan go nuts. The first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    Think about if your salary was cut in half right now, you'd be devastated.
    Just my opinion, but would think athletes have to think differently about their income. We are all saving for retirement and we are trying to figure out how much we will need when the paychecks stop coming in. This is the same situation only athletes have to plan for a much much longer runway of no money coming in. It will be a change but hopefully not cut in half how he was living or he is ****** 15 years from now.

    I have a reasonable expectation that I will earn my salary until I'm 60 let's say. Nba players have to reasonably expect they won't be getting paid after 40. Likely earlier than that even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    guys they are all highly uneducated

    it means they do not no how to live
    heres the truth

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