The NBA Free Agency kicked off last Friday and it was one crazy Independence Day Weekend around the league with everyone getting paid. And when we say getting paid, we mean getting paid. Actually, the fact that the salary cap has been dramatically raised has led to insane contracts being handed out left and right. So much so that the NFL players could not hold their peace anymore.
T.J. Warren of the Denver Broncos had this to say:
We getting peanuts compared to these nba and mlb cats! Whoa 😳
— T.J. Ward (@BossWard43) July 1, 2016
His teammate Emmanuel Sanders added the following:
Looks like I chose the wrong sport 🤑🤑😂#nbafreeagency
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) July 1, 2016
Baltimore Ravens’ running back Justin Forsett is obviously thinking about his kids’ future:
Seeing all these big contracts today in FA Ive been practicing post moves & jumpshots w/ my sons all day their ages are 1 & 3 #NeverTooYoung
— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) July 1, 2016
DeAngelo Williams of the Pittsburgh Steelers was pretty bitter:
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) July 1, 2016
And it is not difficult to see why they are upset when you consider the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers will pay Timofey Mozgov $16 million a year over the next 4 years. Just to put things into perspective, Mozgov scored 15 points in the NBA Finals series this year! In 7 games.
Some contracts make more sense, but this is still the most insane free agency the NBA has ever seen.