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#1 mamba818

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Posted January 08, 2009 - 09:59 PM

http://sports.yahoo....t...o&type=lgns


Lets do it to piss em off.

#2 Grandpa Herman

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Posted January 08, 2009 - 10:02 PM

That's ridiculous.

If I were Miles I'd sign a small contract with Oklahoma City.
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#3 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted January 08, 2009 - 10:04 PM

If you are going to post an article, post part of it in quotes ;)


Blazers's Threatening the rest of the League?


The Portland Trail Blazers sent an email to rival team executives late Thursday threatening possible litigation to any franchise that signs free-agent forward Darius Miles for the “purpose of adversely impacting the Portland Trail Blazers’ salary cap and tax positions.”

The email cites Wednesday’s Yahoo! Sports report that if Miles plays in two more games this season, the remaining $18 million on his contract goes back on the Blazers’ payroll.

“The Portland Trail Blazers are aware that certain teams may be contemplating signing Darius Miles to a contract for the purpose of adversely impacting the Portland Trail Blazers Salary Cap and tax positions,” Blazers president Larry Miller wrote in the email to representatives of every NBA team. “Such conduct by a team would violate its fiduciary duty as an NBA joint venturer. In addition, persons or entities involved in such conduct may be individually liable to the Portland Trail Blazers for tortuously interfering with the Portland Trail Blazers contract rights and perspective economic opportunities.

“Please be aware that if a team engages in such conduct, the Portland Trail Blazers will take all necessary steps to safeguard its rights, including, without limitation, litigation.”


Edited by L.A.K.E.R, January 08, 2009 - 10:05 PM.


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Posted January 08, 2009 - 10:13 PM

lol now thats funny.

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Posted January 08, 2009 - 10:18 PM

what does litigation mean? what can they do?
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Posted January 08, 2009 - 10:27 PM

Litigation is a legal proceeding in a court, a court case to determine legal rights.

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Posted January 08, 2009 - 10:31 PM

LMAo..

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Posted January 08, 2009 - 10:50 PM

LOL....

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 12:43 AM

Free enterprise suckas.

If someone wants to sign him, deal with it.

If this is such an issue then bring him on board for your team and quit whining about something that hasn't (and probably won't) happen.

Its definitely like putting a button in front of someone that says, "Don't Push This".

#10 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 12:54 AM

"Team Presidents and General Managers,

"The Portland Trail Blazers are aware that certain teams may be contemplating signing Darius Miles to a contract for the purpose of adversely impacting the Portland Trail Blazers Salary Cap and tax positions. Such conduct from a team would violate its fiduciary duty as an NBA joint venturer. In addition, persons or entities involved in such conduct may be individually liable to the Portland Trail Blazers for tortuously interfering with the Portland Trail Blazers' contract rights and perspective economic opportunities.

"Please be aware that if a team engages in such conduct, the Portland Trail Blazers will take all necessary steps to safeguard its rights, including, without limitation, litigation.''


http://sportsillustr...iles/index.html

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 12:58 AM

Already posted above Nissan.

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 01:57 AM

There's no way they can do anything about it.

Also, good point from an eastern conference exec:

“Portland received benefits when [Miles’] injury was ruled career-ending. If he can play, they don’t deserve to have those benefits.”

Exactly.

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 02:50 AM

“Portland received benefits when [Miles’] injury was ruled career-ending. If he can play, they don’t deserve to have those benefits.”

^Agreed.

The execs are sitting at home like "DAMN we were so close.. Almost got away with it and now other NBA teams are gona ruin our plans.. Nooo!! LITIMITRITILRIGATION!! I don't know what it means but we must threaten other teams with it!!"
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Posted January 09, 2009 - 03:06 AM

“Portland received benefits when [Miles’] injury was ruled career-ending. If he can play, they don’t deserve to have those benefits.”

^Agreed.

The execs are sitting at home like "DAMN we were so close.. Almost got away with it and now other NBA teams are gona ruin our plans.. Nooo!! LITIMITRITILRIGATION!! I don't know what it means but we must threaten other teams with it!!"

Lol

I find it really weird how no other teams knew that the preseason games counted towards the total til just now. lmao wtf.

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 09:33 AM

Scare tactic so it doesn't affect the Blazers.

Hope someone signs him (except the Lakers) just so this situation can escalate :hysterical:

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 10:05 AM

i think someone will, someone who doesnt get along already with blazers execs/front office who they burned in the past
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Posted January 09, 2009 - 04:39 PM

D-Miles should come out and really complain about this, because it will affect his chances of joining a team again. Just cause the dumb Blazers can't accept their mistake.
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Posted January 09, 2009 - 04:43 PM

D-Miles should come out and really complain about this, because it will affect his chances of joining a team again. Just cause the dumb Blazers can't accept their mistake.

Agree.

Stern needs to get involved here...

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 04:49 PM

Anybody watch pti today, the white guy said that the Lakers should sign Darius, play him 1 minute one game, 1 minutw the next game, release him, and then laugh at the Blazers because we got so much talent.

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Posted January 09, 2009 - 05:40 PM

Anybody watch pti today, the white guy said that the Lakers should sign Darius, play him 1 minute one game, 1 minutw the next game, release him, and then laugh at the Blazers because we got so much talent.


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