$12 million to the winning team. Win, and get out of debt. Lose, and go back to scraping by trying to play for a team in Turkey.
I like it. I think it would produce some - ahem - SPIRITED competition. Problem is, the winners would likely blow their cash before they got to the bank with the check.
|EAST BROKE STARS||Career Earnings|
|PG||Anderson, Kenny||$60 million|
|SG||Iverson, Allen||$200 million|
|SF||Walker, Antoine||$110 million|
|PF||Baker, Vin||$86 million|
|C||Coleman, Derrick||$87 million|
|RES||Owens, Terrell||$80 million|
|Coach||Mahorn, Rick||$8 million|
|WEST BROKE STARS||Career Earnings|
|PG||Robinson, Rumeal||$5 million|
|SG||Rider, Isiah||$26 million|
|SF||Sprewell, Latrelle||$100 million|
|PF||Pippen, Scottie||$120 million|
|C||Kemp, Shawn||$92 million|
|RES||Caffey, Jason||$29 million|
|Coach||Swoopes, Cheryl||$50 million|
Meanwhile, Forbes.com examines just how a guy like Iverson - a MEGA-STAR - with both massive on-court and off-court income, could somehow be so broke before the age of 40.
It's not a new story, athletes going belly up. But it's an instructive one, to say the least.
It reminds me a bit of when Michael Scott "declared" bankruptcy.