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Report: NY escort business off 30% during lockout

Posted on: November 22, 2011 3:46 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2011 4:10 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

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For five months we've searched high and low for any sign that National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter was competent and/or respected by his union's members. For five months, we came back mostly empty-handed, and we had our collective faith in Hunter seriously questioned last week when he decided to disband the union, throwing the 2011-2012 NBA season into an even deeper level of chaos.

Now, though, we finally have solid proof that Hunter was respected all along, that his difficult to decipher plan is unfolding exactly as he intended, and that his players are following his commands in lockstep.

CNBC.com reports that a New York escort service has seen its profits drop 30 percent because of the ongoing NBA lockout.
A 30 percent decline seems to be the Magic number, even for Henry, who runs an escort service in New York that he says charges between $400 and $4,000 an hour, depending on the woman.

Henry says he takes between 65 and 80 percent of the total cut to match the players and other high-profile fans, who are with the client an average of four hours.

"There are replacements but they aren't as consistent and not nearly as high paying," Henry said.
Over the last two years, Hunter preached to his players that they should be saving their money. He kept preaching financial planning and many kept assuming that the players as a whole just tuned him out and went about their business. That thought was reinforced when Cleveland Cavaliers forward Samardo Samuels said that a bunch of NBA players were already "panicking" on the day that their first paychecks were missed this season. A few more missed paychecks, conventional wisdom dictated, and the players would cave.

But these New York escort numbers simply don't lie. The players have obviously cut back significantly. They clearly understand that they face the possibility of an extended work stoppage. This is sacrifice.

NBA commissioner David Stern and the owners must survey this statistic and force themselves to come to terms with a tough-to-swallow conclusion. Confronted with the players' steel-like solidarity under the tireless leadership of Hunter, it's time to get back to the bargaining table with an improved offer.
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Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2011 9:01 pm
 

NYC Whores Panic!!

How in the world will the 2012 crop of baby-mama's be able to pay their bills when they don't have an 18 year income plan baking in their ovens??!!?? Next headlines: NBA players murdering BILLIONS as they waste their high dollar ejaculate in front of big screen porn rather fill hooker/baby mamas with next generation hoops phenom sperm! Stern to make contract offer for wasted jizz on behalf of owners seeking future players to steal from. NYC sewer system reports unexpected efficiency for past two months due to lowered volume of condoms and sludge like consistency from area of Madison Square Garden. Atlantic salmon make unexpected recovery and start to overpopulate along east coast!!  KY gel factory files for bankruptcy.


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Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 5:33 pm
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Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Good for a laugh

Escort business is critical to the life of an NBA player. With all the uncertainty of groupies wanting to get paternity money and having who knows what diseases the escort businesses screen and shield the players. Nice.

The NBPA no-longer-NBPA are now in panic mode. They have no plan and rest their hopes on a court case in California Minnesota when they know full well that the court in New York has jurisdiction over this action. By filing elsewhere they are deliberately delaying the inevitable. Boies makes $1.220 per hour (and bills hundreds of hours per day with associates time) and needs to fatten his wallet before he is swatted out of court. The players are scrambling and hoping against hope that the owners will cave. Really? Boies admits he expects the court filing only to help get the owners to concede more issues. That is the definition of a sham and false use of the US District Courts. Not the way to influence judges? But then I don't get $1,220 per hour so what do I know? This is likely a two year delay for trial. The escort business might need some men escorts, players. Give this guy Henry a call.


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