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Old 01-08-2020, 11:23 AM   #1
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I love this story, thought you guys might like to read it...

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atl...MUWV6AGPD7CSQ/
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:42 AM   #2
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You kind of posted something positive about the Sooners. I am proud you and TY.
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:01 PM   #3
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You kind of posted something positive about the Sooners. I am proud you and TY.
I love the Sooners, which is why I am disappointed with the product on the floor, and I defended TY nonstop his year here, you might want to check the archives.
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:08 PM   #4
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Just a joke Steve. Relax
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:39 PM   #5
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No one laughed tho
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:50 PM   #6
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I mean good for him but $10,000 is nothing for an NBA player
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I mean good for him but $10,000 is nothing for an NBA player
10,000 is 10,000 dollars ...

this was a great thing for him to do
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:34 PM   #8
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Say what you want, $10,000 to cancel more than a million dollars of debt is a smart investment.

Publicity from this could lead more people to do the same.

IMO this is better than anything he does on the court.
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No one laughed tho
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He had 2 top 10 plays the other day...

#2 out of the 10 was sweet...
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:40 PM   #14
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He had 2 top 10 plays the other day...

#2 out of the 10 was sweet...
Yes it was.

He matched Harden tonight with a 40-pt triple-double.

First game in NBA history there were two 40-pt triple-doubles in the same game.
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I hope I didn't disappoint you.
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Old 01-09-2020, 06:33 AM   #16
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Wed be honored.
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I mean good for him but $10,000 is nothing for an NBA player
This is such a garbage take. In a vacuum, yes, it's a small amount of his yearly salary. But do you have an idea if he tithes to a church? Do you have any idea how much he donates of his salary that is not in the news? No you don't. Nor do I.

So maybe we should just acknowledge the good deed without subverting it -- whether you intentionally did or not.
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This is such a garbage take. In a vacuum, yes, it's a small amount of his yearly salary. But do you have an idea if he tithes to a church? Do you have any idea how much he donates of his salary that is not in the news? No you don't. Nor do I.

So maybe we should just acknowledge the good deed without subverting it -- whether you intentionally did or not.
calm down dude.

This donation is a good thing.
But it is the equivelent of a teacher in Oklahoma donating $50.

The biggest positive of this is that it raises awareness to the ridiculousness of health care costs in the US and that paying down debt like this is an option for charitable contributions
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By the way, Trae and Harden both had 40 point triple doubles last night. It's the first time in NBA history that two players got 40 point triple doubles in the same game. It might be a very long time before that happens again, if it ever does.
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calm down dude.

This donation is a good thing.
But it is the equivelent of a teacher in Oklahoma donating $50.

The biggest positive of this is that it raises awareness to the ridiculousness of health care costs in the US and that paying down debt like this is an option for charitable contributions
no it is 10,000 dollars that is an actually amount of money
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no it is 10,000 dollars that is an actually amount of money
I see what SoonerBounce is getting at here.. It's not unfair to gauge it in proportion to their income or net worth, and assess that is the equivalent of a median income worker giving $5 or whatever. Like others have said, you have no idea how much money he has donated in other areas, or if this particular gift only required $10,000, etc. Also, he isn't required to give anything to anyone.
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calm down dude.

This donation is a good thing.
But it is the equivelent of a teacher in Oklahoma donating $50.

The biggest positive of this is that it raises awareness to the ridiculousness of health care costs in the US and that paying down debt like this is an option for charitable contributions
Wow... "Ackchyually" its not very much.
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Not only is it a good thing but it's a smart thing. It's not a lot of money to Trae but it could keep families out of bankruptcy court. Good for him!
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:32 PM   #24
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calm down dude.

This donation is a good thing.
But it is the equivelent of a teacher in Oklahoma donating $50.

The biggest positive of this is that it raises awareness to the ridiculousness of health care costs in the US and that paying down debt like this is an option for charitable contributions
Literally no one:
You: it was like a teacher donating 50 dollars.

Legitimate question: How much money does he need to donate to a SINGLE charity before you take away your asterisk?
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:07 PM   #25
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First - the fact Trae did anything is a testament to what a nice kid he is.

That said ... this is a perfect example of why you do not leave social welfare to the whims of charitable giving instead of an actual, funded social program supplied with consistent capital. The money he used will benefit the creditors more than those in whom the bills were incurred. He just made a donation to rich people.

Look at it this way - let's say someone is starving to death and Trae comes along and decides to help. How does he help the poor starving soul? He buys her some cheap Halloween costumes at a K-mart blue light special for 4 cents on the dollar. Sure, it's a nice gesture. But it's helping the business more than the person. That was a debt the collector was never going to be able to collect and that they themselves purchased for a few cents on the dollar. So his charity merely encouraged secondary and tertiary debt markets and harassing collection procedures. They were going to have to write those debts off and now they (the rich people) are getting some pay-off instead.

All it helps is raise the poor's credit score by a few points that still won't solve their problems. When you aren't making money then incurring more debt only gets you in a bigger hole. This $10,000 would have been MUCH more wisely used by purchasing $10,000 worth of white socks and donating them to a shelter. But someone got the brilliant (??) idea that this was a great charity move. it's not.
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