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  • #16
    Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

    Originally posted by guru
    Can't believe everything you hear on the radio.

    Coach Nolan Richardson describes her as "chiseled", and here's a pic from the presser -

    Thank you guru. I agree.. she does NOT look fat. But 34 is 34, and she's been away from b-ball for a long time. Plus she was not a superstar to begin with. Having said that, good luck to her. She needs some.

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    • #17
      Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

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      • #18
        Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

        Yes, we give a "damn" about people and just because they've made mistakes we don't trash them. I wish her the best...hope she can do well, be in sport again and earn a living.

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        • #19
          Re: Marion joining the WNBA

          i think she should forget about being an athlete, and use the degree she got from the university of north carolina, and let her brain be what brings her the money. the brain can get her money for decades, her body at age 34 can maybe get 3-4 years max.

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          • #20
            Re: Marion joining the WNBA

            I thought you were talking about Shawn (Marion, not Crawford) :lol:

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            • #21
              Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock


              Eh, nevermind. Too easy.....
              There are no strings on me

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              • #22
                Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

                And I hope Dan Pfaff is first in line to garnish her wages, if he has not received the $200K+ he won in a Texas court suit.

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                • #23
                  Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

                  WNBA Salary Scale
                  Minimum
                  Years of Service 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
                  0- 2 $34,500 $35,190 $35,880 $36,570 $37,260 $37,950
                  3+ $50,000 $51,000 $52,000 $53,000 $54,000 $55,000
                  * See Rookie Salary Scale below.
                  Maximum
                  (a) For Player Contracts entered into between a Qualifying Veteran Free
                  Agent with six (6) or more Years of Service and her Prior Team (including, but not limited to,
                  Contracts entered into with a Qualifying Veteran Free Agent with six (6) or more Years of
                  Service who has been designated as a Core Player) and Extensions of Rookie Scale Contracts
                  with Draft Rookies shall be:
                  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
                  $97,500 $99,500 $101,500 $103,500 $105,500 $107,500

                  (b) For all other Player Contracts, the Maximum Player Salary shall be:
                  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
                  $95,000 $97,000 $99,000 $101,000 $103,000 $105,000
                  For rookie salary scale, see WNBA Collective Bargaining Agreement pages 255-260.
                  Team Salary Cap
                  Maximum
                  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
                  $772,000 $803,000 $827,000 $852,000 $878,000 $913,000

                  Minimum
                  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
                  $750,000 $772,000 $796,000 $819,000 $844,000 $869,000


                  Bonuses
                  WNBA Champion - $10,500 per player
                  Championship Runner-up - $5,250 per player
                  Eliminated in semifinals - $2,625 per player
                  Eliminated in quarterfinals - $1,050 per player


                  Most Valuable Player Award - $15,000
                  All-WNBA First Team Award - $10,000 per player
                  All-WNBA Second Team Award - $5,000 per player
                  Defensive Player Award - $5,000
                  Sportsmanship Award - $5,000
                  Rookie of the Year Award - $5,000
                  Most Improved Player Award - $5,000
                  All Star Game Participant - $2,500

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                  • #24
                    Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

                    Press release re: Jones signing, from team's Web site:

                    http://www.wnba.com/shock/news/jones_100310.html

                    I have not been following MJ's post-track career (or whatever it might be), so I was surprised to learn from this that she has "become an outspoken figure by encouraging people to stay off performance-enhancing drugs."

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                    • #25
                      Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

                      Originally posted by Master Po
                      I have not been following MJ's post-track career (or whatever it might be), so I was surprised to learn from this that she has "become an outspoken figure by encouraging people to stay off performance-enhancing drugs."
                      Ha! Made me pee myself!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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                      • #26
                        Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

                        A local (to me) sports columnist weighs in on the hiring of Jones: Recent sports moves smack of desperation

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                        • #27
                          Re: Marion Jones joining Tulsa Shock

                          more opinion:

                          http://www.theroot.com/views/marion-jones-wnba-comeback

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