Josh Smith Says His Punitive $6.9 Million Dollar Salary Will Be Harder On Him And His Family This Year
Yahoo Sports- Speaking at the press conference introducing (and, in DeAndre Jordan’s case, re-introducing) new Clipper players on Tuesday, Smith dropped a Latrell Sprewell-like statement that did not go unnoticed by Orlando Sentinel columnist David Whitley:
"At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family," he said. "So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I'm going to push through it, you know."
One word: Hero. Absolute hero. Pushing through all the trials and tribulations that come with damn near a $7 million dollar salary. What a family man. As blue collar as they come. Working the hard hours to bring home the bacon and feed his family. He's basically the 6'9 professional athlete equivalent of 'Joe the Plumber'.
Fuck you Josh Smith. Every time I think I can't hate him more he nails like 35 threes in a quarter to knock the Clippers out of the playoffs, or he's sounding like he dropped out of 3rd grade in his Clippers introductory press conference, or he's rubbing his 7 figure salary in our face. Josh Smith was so bad he got fired from the Pistons. THE DETROIT PISTONS. I can't even name three players on the Detroit Pistons. I'll be damned if I am going to feel sympathy for a man that's getting paid $5.5 million dollars a year until 2019 to NOT play for one of the worst teams in the league. Yeah, I realize that Josh Smith thought he was going to be making double what he will be this year, and that probably sucks. However, what the fuck are his spending habits that $7 million is a struggle? Josh, listen up and listen clear. Everything short of making Floyd Mayweather your financial manager, or having unprotected sex at a Dwight Howard-esque rate, and you should be juuuust fine. I promise. I realize the comment may be taken out of context, but you don't get compassion from me when you are a bench player and two organizations are paying you millions of dollars at the same damn time. I don't care that athletes make more money while taking a shit than I do in a year. I understand that, but I certainly don't want to hear them talk about it like it's a burden. If his jump shot and lack of offensive ability are any indication, Josh Smith very well may have 99 problems, but his bank account definitely ain't one.