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NBA fining teams $10 million for tampering would again miss the point – Rachel Nichols | The Jump




In her daily monologue, Rachel Nichols reacts to the news that the NBA is considering new tampering rules that could ultimately result in $10 million fines for teams, all in the wake of an offseason that saw Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and many, many more players change teams.
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    Brandon Penn

    September 17, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Why is she on sports tv ? She’s horrible

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    September 17, 2019 at 7:24 am

    They Don’t want these Black men in the NBA to make there own business decisions…

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      September 17, 2019 at 9:43 am

      MR. DAVIS They mad that the players are taking control of their careers.

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    Skysea 4e

    September 17, 2019 at 7:52 am

    C’mon.. USA is a democratic country. Give them freedom.

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    September 17, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Just put a muzzle on LeBron’s agent and half of this will go away. Honestly tho, it’s a huge problem, and I have no idea how you could stop it. Players seem to want to compete less and less with eachother and are just stacking up to the point the all-star game is becoming pointless at times, because what’s the point of having a game with all these superstars on two teams when the regular season is getting closer to that now.

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    Jeff Berg

    September 17, 2019 at 8:56 am

    This be a Balmer/Whi rule.

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    C B Taylor

    September 17, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Players would just get more discreet in their desire to move or switch teams and recruit their buddies.

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    Jeff Berg

    September 17, 2019 at 8:59 am

    “Be a well run basketball operation that wins”…..oh…you mean like the Raptors?

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      Darren Gordon-Hill

      September 17, 2019 at 10:03 am


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      Jeff Berg

      September 17, 2019 at 10:18 am

      @Darren Gordon-Hill The discussion is about getting superstars to stay. KD’s decision to go to the Warriors was universally derided and turned him from the #1 good guy in the league to the #1 bad guy/snake in the perception of both fans and media. That puts it into a completely separate category.

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    Tony Taylor

    September 17, 2019 at 9:15 am

    They grown men… Why try to control what they want to do smh …

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      September 17, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Tony Taylor They just mad that the players are taking control of their careers.

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    Carmelo Anthony

    September 17, 2019 at 9:27 am

    these intro segments are so cringe.

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    September 17, 2019 at 9:28 am

    You want to punish them then take their drafts picks away like they did to Minnesota years back.

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    Jonathan Kesee

    September 17, 2019 at 9:29 am

    That was a brilliant piece at the end. Most teams and businesses are poorly run mainly because they fill the building with their buddies who are poor leaders as it pertains to the job within the team. Players don’t want to waste their prime on a team that hires a coach because they got connection to the gm but the coach sucks. Or draft a bunch of guys at my position that want help us win. Dumb decision after dumb decision and me as the player gets all the blame. Ask Melo and the Knicks what happened to his prime. Enough said. If small market teams have an advantage actually. The praise you receive from winning in a small market is actually exponential. But why stay if I’m not going to win.

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    Freddie Knapp

    September 17, 2019 at 9:33 am

    lame commentary. whats the solution? dont know? then dont make a video.

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    September 17, 2019 at 9:41 am

    They just mad that the players are taking control of their careers.

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    Darren Gordon-Hill

    September 17, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Today on “White female virtue signalling about dem po’ blacks”…

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    Anthony Womack

    September 17, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Dam she’s beautiful

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    Jonah ware

    September 17, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Rachel is so cringe worthy! I can’t stand listening to her try to be funny!

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    September 17, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Most players wont turn down that supermax though. Giannis can join almost any top 5 team and win a chip next year. But he will accept the superman watch

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      September 17, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      Hrs playing for a top 5 team tho

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    trex gravy

    September 17, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Players will just form their own secret society and communicate at free will like the mafia. Simple politics.

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    Emmanuel King

    September 17, 2019 at 11:04 am

    the media entices players not players just like Cindy on my YouTube I seen Giannis could join Warriors that’s a hot take to get the conversation started it’s your fault not theirs

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    MCM Jakke

    September 17, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Or how about you add a rule that says that a player can’t request a trade the first 2 years of his contract if he signs a 4+ year deal. And stop the 1 year deals

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    Milky Rock

    September 17, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Stfu Rachel

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    Frank 5599

    September 17, 2019 at 11:43 am

    At this point for me and it may sound extreme but I would tactically scare players and teams from tampering. NBA team biggest fear is money, NBA player biggest fear is their legacy. So I would fine team large amounts of money and for players a smaller fine but add suspension during the playoffs or something almost critical to them that they won’t risk tampering. And I like my idea specifically with players because it would stop contending teams from calling other star players forming superteam and it would potentially be beneficial for smaller market non contending teams to get help.

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    Jordan Smith

    September 17, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Hey ESPN. Tennis is on. Why y’all not nut-hugging on the other young black players. What happened to Serena and coc gauff? What’s the update on COCO? Where is she? What tournament is she in right now? What about the next tournament. Mr world wide leader in sports, we are waiting

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    Red Leader

    September 17, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    They should invent a cap for how many All Stars a team can acquire. I believe there should be no more than 3 All Stars per team at any given time.

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    September 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I guess we just have to find a way around all these new rules

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