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Bulls Kyle Korver calls lockout a “shame”

Jul 20, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

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I’m not sure I ever thought of Kyle Korver as a guy with the common man’s touch.

But he sure sounded like it when talking lockout with CSN Chicago.

“It’s a shame,” Korver said. “The NBA makes too much money for everybody not to be making a little bit already, right?”

Korver went on to explain that from a player’s standpoint, he doesn’t understand where the money is going. “How?” Korver said in frustration. “I think they made about $2.4 billion dollars last year, how does everyone not have a little bit in their pocket?”

Kyle’s math is a little off. The league made about $4 billion in revenue last year, of that $2.17 billion went to the players. That leaves about $1.8 billion for the owners to pay all the other league expenses and find some profit.

Korver made $5 million last season to play 20 minutes a game and score 8.3 points.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Jul 20, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Korver is a good guy. I had the pleasure of meeting him at some Ardmore bars back when he was with the Sixers. I had several conversations with him and he always came off as a down to earth, normal guy. He even paid for my sodas.

  2. Colin Zvosec - Jul 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Who cares what Korver thinks of the lockout? The important thing is: did he save any more turtles?

  3. fouldwimmerlaik - Jul 20, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Where else can you get paid like he does to miss 3 point shots? I have to do it for free.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jul 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM

      He shot 41% from three during the season and slightly higher in the playoffs. I think that qualifies as being pretty damn good.

    • neeciekay - Jul 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM

      THUS YOU ARE NOT IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS!! Kyle Korver is a proven shooter, thus he IS in the pros. You’re hating on him for no reason. You sound jealous that YOU are NOT in his shoes! Who can put a price on his worth? Certainly none of the NON-PRO “athelete wanna-be’s”!! You’re an obvious Bull-hater, lame in all your thoughts and ways. . .get off Kyle’s back. The man’s entitled to his own opinion. And diff between him and you is: HE’S ACTUALLY GETTING INTERVIEWED TO STATE HIS!! GO BULLS!!

      • neeciekay - Jul 21, 2011 at 11:01 AM

        This comment was in response to “fouldwimmerlaik’s” comments on Kyle Korver’s shooting ability. . .dude is an obvious hater!!

      • fouldwimmerlaik - Jul 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM

        Kyle! Welcome to the board. Now get off the computer and go practice your 3 point shooting because you need it bad.

  4. tashkalucy - Jul 20, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Kyle’s math is a little off. The league made about $4 billion in revenue last year, of that $2.17 billion went to the players. That leaves about $1.8 billion for the owners to pay all the other league expenses and find some profit.

    Korver made $5 million last season to play 20 minutes a game and score 8.3 points.
    ____________

    These kids are so far removed from reality that it’s ridiculous.

    These players don’t know the difference between gross and net. Then again, neither do most fans.

  5. risingsun83 - Jul 20, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Another overpaid player.

    • neeciekay - Jul 21, 2011 at 11:05 AM

      Too bad YOU aren’t in the NBA huh “rising83″?? I bet you wouldn’t turn down 1 red cent offered to you. Yet you accuse PRO’s of being overpaid?? Hilarious, you people are pathetic. Don’t hate, instead: MOTIVATE yourselves into a more lucrative career, LOSERS THAT HATE ON PRO ATHELETES, there needs to a be documentary developed, just to showcase these types. . .GO BULLS, screw the haters!!

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