The writing is on the wall. All signs are pointing to an NBA lockout next season which could spell
In anticipation of a lockout, former San Antonio Spurs player and NBA player’s union executive committee member, Roger Mason Jr., is taking steps to prepare for a lockout by selling his Bentley:
“It would be pure ignorance not to keep in mind that there could be a lockout,” Mason, a free agent who played for the New York Knicks last season, said in March.
Mason, an eight-year NBA veteran who earned $1.4 million for the 2010-11 season, sold his Bentley after he joined the Knicks following two years with the San Antonio Spurs. That’s partly because he now lives in New York, and partly in anticipation of a cloudy financial future, he said.
“I owned it outright, had bought it for cash and just didn’t need it in New York, so I put the money in the bank,” said Mason, 30.
Wouldn’t you like to have that kind of problem? Earn $1.4 million for playing a game, then sell your Bentley just in case you dry up the millions your earned since playing in the NBA during a lockout.
Regardless, this is just another sign an NBA lockout is more than likely to occur. So get ready Spurs fans. It could be quite a while until you see the Spurs back in action the ways things are going regarding the new CBA.