Monday, February 16, 2009

Differences in Contracts between the NBA and NFL

I realized an important difference between NFL and NBA contracts.  NBA contracts are guaranteed, while NFL players can have an enormous contract and still be cut and get none of it but the signing bonus.  

So while Baron Davis can be injury free for one season and play really hard, sign a fat contract and spend the rest of his career in the trainer room, an NFL player has to come hard every day or he could be cut for poor effort.  A chronically injured NFL player will be cut as soon as he heals up, but a player like B. Diddy will remain in the league until his contract is up.  

Here is the link to his wikipedia page, and look at his statistics and games played and try to guess which year is his contract year:

It shouldn't be that hard.  

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