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2013-01-27 10:20:42 AM  
Wait, income is subject to income tax? GTFO!

He won cash, he'll get a check for less. BFD.
 
2013-01-27 10:31:24 AM  
A true patriot would have refused the prize in protest of the money grabbing socialists at the irs
 
2013-01-27 10:32:13 AM  
He won over $50k for himself and $75k for a charity. Stop biatching about someone making a year's pay in a single throw.
 
2013-01-27 10:32:35 AM  
DAMN YOU SHARTBAMA
 
2013-01-27 10:32:58 AM  
How is this an article?
 
2013-01-27 10:36:06 AM  

Vangor: He won over $50k for himself and $75k for a charity. Stop biatching about someone making a year's pay in a single throw.


www.slate.com

Who only makes $50k or $75k a year? Nobody important, that's for sure.
 
2013-01-27 10:36:44 AM  
If he has a problem with it, he can always give up his American citizenship and move to Russia.
 
2013-01-27 10:36:54 AM  
The IRS taxes income. News at eleven.

Seriously, WTF ESPN?
 
2013-01-27 10:38:43 AM  

DamnYankees: How is this an article?


Because Soshulism. And mah freedumbs.
 
2013-01-27 10:39:36 AM  
It's not even worth the effort anymore to make a half court shot. He actually makes more money by not taking the shot so he doesn't pay more in taxes than he takes in. THANKS FARTBAMA!!!
 
2013-01-27 10:40:41 AM  
A representative for Carmex confirmed the basic accounting.

A representative for lip balm confirmed the accounting?
 
2013-01-27 10:42:00 AM  

Donnchadha: Vangor: He won over $50k for himself and $75k for a charity. Stop biatching about someone making a year's pay in a single throw.

[www.slate.com image 568x374]

Who only makes $50k or $75k a year? Nobody important, that's for sure.


God, I love that comic. Clearly designed for people that look at sad faces and don't like worrying about math too much. Single person making $230,000 a year? I. farking. Wish.
 
2013-01-27 10:53:22 AM  
Darren Rovell: Professional Buzzkill
 
2013-01-27 11:03:40 AM  
I can't stand when people biatch about paying taxes on cash winnings. It's like when the lottery is $100 million and someone says, "yeah, but you only end up with like half that when the government gets done with you". You know what, I'm still fine with that.
 
2013-01-27 11:07:37 AM  
Facts are facts. You get money, the government takes a bunch of it. Why is the left so upset when this is pointed out?
 
2013-01-27 11:09:11 AM  
Stick with sports, ESPN.
 
2013-01-27 11:13:49 AM  

shotglasss: Facts are facts. You get money, the government takes a bunch of it. Why is the left so upset when this is pointed out?


Why does the right always whine about having to assume responsibility?
 
2013-01-27 11:15:20 AM  

NeoCortex42: You know what, I'm still fine with that.


It reminds me of the people that say if any of the tax loopholes are closed on businesses, businesses will leave the US.
 
2013-01-27 11:16:55 AM  

Donnchadha: Vangor: He won over $50k for himself and $75k for a charity. Stop biatching about someone making a year's pay in a single throw.

[www.slate.com image 568x374]

Who only makes $50k or $75k a year? Nobody important, that's for sure.


Uh, I do not in any way consider myself poor, but I make nowhere near any of these examples. And I am happy* to pay taxes.

/at least to the extent that they pay for useful stuff/programs
//less happy when it goes towards military waste
///or sports arenas most families can't afford to patronize (since this is the sports tab)
 
2013-01-27 11:28:09 AM  
Just announce the winning amount after taxes. Make ot a round number. "You can 50 Grand on a free throw! "

*actual winnings 70 something before taxes
 
2013-01-27 11:34:57 AM  

digistil: If he has a problem with it, he can always give up his American citizenship and move to Russia.


Or just the check.
 
2013-01-27 11:36:43 AM  

Donnchadha: Vangor: He won over $50k for himself and $75k for a charity. Stop biatching about someone making a year's pay in a single throw.

[www.slate.com image 568x374]

Who only makes $50k or $75k a year? Nobody important, that's for sure.


WTF?!

As a married man supporting my wife as she works on Masters and living in DC on a measly $40k a year, eff that comic. Eff it in its stupid a.
 
2013-01-27 11:39:33 AM  

Donnchadha: Vangor: He won over $50k for himself and $75k for a charity. Stop biatching about someone making a year's pay in a single throw.

[www.slate.com image 568x374]

Who only makes $50k or $75k a year? Nobody important, that's for sure.


I make less than $75k per year, so fark you.

On another note, if this is so tragic, I'll take his winnings and gladly pay his taxes.
 
2013-01-27 11:40:36 AM  
On the Side:
Just announce the winning amount after taxes. Make ot a round number. "You can 50 Grand on a free throw! "

*actual winnings 70 something before taxes


Except, without knowing every potential winner's filing status, other income, deductions, etc, etc, etc, you have no idea what the actual winnings amount could be under the existing income tax system. Guaranteeing $50k after taxes could cost $80k or more.

And even though they withhold 25% of it now for federal taxes, he may get a bunch of it back when he files his return next year.
 
2013-01-27 11:46:18 AM  

Donnchadha: Vangor: He won over $50k for himself and $75k for a charity. Stop biatching about someone making a year's pay in a single throw.

[www.slate.com image 568x374]

Who only makes $50k or $75k a year? Nobody important, that's for sure.


Uh... isn't the graphic discussing potential tax increases on various family structures for high income earners (which, by the way, has $25k in investment income as the lowest)? Seems a ridiculous one to use to somehow suggest he isn't making an annual salary around $75k. If your intention was to connect annual income and importance, everyone blew right on passed your stupidity into the misrepresentation shown.
 
2013-01-27 11:47:56 AM  
Csb....

My dad used to own a small rural radio station and he once had a guy refuse to accept his $300 prize because he didn't want to pay taxes on it. Never understood that mindset. Of course I complain occasionally about taxes but would never on some winnings. Free money is always welcome.
 
2013-01-27 11:53:34 AM  
by the way, do you think that you could give me that $75,000 in cash? my concern is, and I have to, uh, check with my accountant, that this might bump me into a higher, uh, tax bracket... oh, you've already got the check made out and we're on national tv, that's great. never mind.

/seriously why the fark is this news?
 
2013-01-27 12:06:08 PM  
I think it would have been crueller if the tax wasn't withheld and the guy gets dinged with a huge tax bill at the end of this tax cycle.
 
2013-01-27 12:29:58 PM  
This tax bill means that he will opt not to attempt the shot, and will fail to create all the jobs it would have otherwise led to creating.

See how dumb your logic is, Republicans? And why your only prayer of winning future Presidential elections is to rig the electoral college mechanism?
 
2013-01-27 12:32:01 PM  

bronyaur1: This tax bill means that he will opt not to attempt the shot, and will fail to create all the jobs it would have otherwise led to creating.

See how dumb your logic is, Republicans? And why your only prayer of winning future Presidential elections is to rig the electoral college mechanism?


voter suppression is not rigging the electoral college. it's just unamerican.
 
2013-01-27 12:46:40 PM  
This just proves Skip Bayless is the Glenn Beck of sports "journalism".
 
2013-01-27 12:50:54 PM  

A Fark Handle: bronyaur1: This tax bill means that he will opt not to attempt the shot, and will fail to create all the jobs it would have otherwise led to creating.

See how dumb your logic is, Republicans? And why your only prayer of winning future Presidential elections is to rig the electoral college mechanism?

voter suppression is not rigging the electoral college. it's just unamerican.


Well, they're trying to do both.
 
2013-01-27 01:00:20 PM  

A Fark Handle: /seriously why the fark is this news?


Because arugula.
 
2013-01-27 01:10:47 PM  
The half court shot made
Was not as rewarding as hoped
It's still pretty cool
 
2013-01-27 01:17:54 PM  

MaxSupernova: Csb....

My dad used to own a small rural radio station and he once had a guy refuse to accept his $300 prize because he didn't want to pay taxes on it. Never understood that mindset. Of course I complain occasionally about taxes but would never on some winnings. Free money is always welcome.


My dad used to prepare income taxes for folks  He tried to explain that paying more taxes than last year was a good sign because it means you made more money. They were never happy.

Donnchadha: Vangor: He won over $50k for himself and $75k for a charity. Stop biatching about someone making a year's pay in a single throw.

[www.slate.com image 568x374]

Who only makes $50k or $75k a year? Nobody important, that's for sure.


Where the hell did this come from? I wish.

/some not important guy
 
2013-01-27 01:48:19 PM  
All it does is punish people who make half court shots during timeouts.
 
2013-01-27 01:49:52 PM  

edmo: Where the hell did this come from? I wish.

/some not important guy


The Wall St Journal from within the last month or so. It was used as an example of what would happen to the "Middle class" if Congress let the Bush tax cuts expire for those making more than $400,000 per year (a.k.a. Rupert Murdoch's definition of the poverty line).
 
2013-01-27 01:57:38 PM  
So he was told he'd win $75,000 if he made the shot, and now that he's made it, he has to pay the government over $20,000???

Gah, he'd have been better off not taking the shot at all!
 
2013-01-27 01:59:07 PM  
I remember the good ol' days before Obama when there was no such thing as taxes
 
2013-01-27 02:03:25 PM  

Jack31081: So he was told he'd win $75,000 if he made the shot, and now that he's made it, he has to pay the government over $20,000???

Gah, he'd have been better off not taking the shot at all!


Well, I assume the intiial $75,000 was taxed from ~$100k income of the sponsor to the 75k they gave the guy, down to 53k, how many more people does this have to be taxed on before we get to $1337? I mean, I know he's close to have received $58008, which would have been better.
 
2013-01-27 02:31:49 PM  
The real issue I don't see addressed here is that people will see this and it will discourage them from wanting to hit half court shots for themselves now and we'll soon evolve into a society where nobody ever hits half-court shots.
 
2013-01-27 03:02:15 PM  

Jack31081: So he was told he'd win $75,000 if he made the shot, and now that he's made it, he has to pay the government over $20,000???

Gah, he'd have been better off not taking the shot at all!


If only binge shoppers took that logic to heart...
 
2013-01-27 03:12:25 PM  
Good for him! If he had made a 3/4 court basket he would have owed more.
 
2013-01-27 03:23:19 PM  

balki1867: The real issue I don't see addressed here is that people will see this and it will discourage them from wanting to hit half court shots for themselves now and we'll soon evolve into a society where nobody ever hits half-court shots.


What will happen is the team will be required for the fan to be allowed an unlimited run-up to the state-provided stairs under the basket. The fan will then be allowed to gently place the ball in the hoop, and we'll all have to pay him 3,000 dollars. An unlimited number of fans will be allowed to do this every game.

/*shakes fist* at Obummer
 
2013-01-27 03:47:13 PM  
Alot of "you didn't make that. someone else made that shot- Obama" rabble going on in those comments. You made the shot, but someone ELSE made it worth 75k.
 
2013-01-27 04:20:43 PM  
Ooh, I want in on this one. Um...

Why is Obama so eager to punish America's half-court shot creators?

That's all I got.
 
2013-01-27 04:37:49 PM  
If Fartbongo had a son, he'd never let him throw half-court shots for a living.
 
2013-01-27 04:57:05 PM  
Any mention of taxes that doesn't involve how fortunate you are to be able to pay them is proof you're an tea-parting, Obama hating, racist hick.
Simply making the observation that a guy winning money and has to pay taxes on the windfall makes this author on of the above.
 
2013-01-27 05:35:45 PM  
Then consider the fact that he is a resident of Illinois, which will take out a 5 percent state tax on the prize, regardless of income.

So... he's in Miami, at a Miami Heat game and wins a prize (or earns income) apparently paid to him by the Heat... or James or sponsor Carmex... all not based in Ill.

Yet because he's a resident of Ill. they have their hand out for money he earned in another state that had absolutely nothing to do with them?

Thanks a lot, state senator Fartbongo. I'm sure you voted for that.

/yeah I know it works that way a lot...especially since Fla doesn't have state income tax.
 
2013-01-27 06:27:36 PM  

Tyee: Any mention of taxes that doesn't involve how fortunate you are to be able to pay them is proof you're an tea-parting, Obama hating, racist hick.
Simply making the observation that a guy winning money and has to pay taxes on the windfall makes this author on of the above.


No, but pointing out that the IRS taxes income is obvious to the same degree as the observation that water is wet.

The fact that ESPN found this to be newsworthy is pretty ridiculous.

I was fortunate enough to receive a bonus from my employer this year. Newsflash: It had taxes taken out. Stop the presses! Inform CNN! This is breaking news.
 
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