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(Deadspin)   You may be a millionaire, but you're still my son dammit...and you're not getting an allowance   (deadspin.com) divider line 8
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2013-03-01 08:35:10 AM  
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Good parents.  23 is too young to have access to millions of dollars unless it was pretty assured more would be coming for a long time in the future.  One injury or accident and he's done.  That money will mean a lot more to him after his playing days are done.
2013-03-01 01:07:03 AM  
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Hat's off to the Old man here.  Damn good parenting that.  I have a feeling he might get pushed around on the court a bit more from now on though...
2013-03-01 05:36:11 PM  
1 votes:
I get why Mychal Thompson is doing this.  He spent a lot of years in the NBA (14 apparently), and he probably saw a lot of guys that were making bank only to have nothing in a matter of a few years.  I imagine seeing this happen over and over and over would create some hypersensitivity about financial responsibility and his kids' futures.

So, I'm not saying it's right.  I'm saying I understand it.

/Remember Mychal Thompson playing in the NBA.
//I sound old.
2013-03-01 09:53:53 AM  
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SirVagTheTighty: SJKebab: Hat's off to the Old man here.  Damn good parenting that.  I have a feeling he might get pushed around on the court a bit more from now on though...

Sounded like good parenting until the 'we have our son's employers make his pay checks out to us and give him an allowance' thing. If he was anything but an nba player wed all me mocking them as helicopter parents.


Fark has seen any number of stories about pro athletes who have blown their millions and gone bankrupt. In that sense, I think the parents are doing him a huge favor--especially since the dad also played in the NBA, so he has experience with it.

Also, since the son is an adult, he's only in this arrangement by choice. Unless he signed some kind of iron-clad contract with his parents, he can start having his paychecks sent directly to himself any time he wants.

It's nowhere near "helicopter parenting".
2013-03-01 09:30:45 AM  
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SirVagTheTighty: alywa: Good parents.  23 is too young to have access to millions of dollars unless it was pretty assured more would be coming for a long time in the future.  One injury or accident and he's done.  That money will mean a lot more to him after his playing days are done.

There are ways to do that without holding the piggy bank and controlling an allowance. If they had impressed the importance of this and sat him down with financial planners and bankers to develop plans id be with you.


Maybe Dad has already sat down with kind of sleazeball who says, "I'm excellent at managing money. I don't actually have any though, so how about you give me your money to manage?"
Maybe Dad has a better idea.
2013-03-01 08:39:28 AM  
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js34603: I like "come see what your dumb son did", pretty funny.

But this "brawl" really wasn't that big a deal, not sure he should be getting grounded and losing his allowance over it.

/put me in the 23 is too old for your parents to be managing your money group...the longer you coddle him the less likely he'll ever be able to manage his own shiat


Uh why is this pathetic? The guy is a professional athlete making millions. How many of these guys hire somebody to manage their money and get taken by the person? He found somebody to mange his money who he could trust and had his best interest in mind. This was a smart move by him.
2013-03-01 08:08:38 AM  
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the biggest redneck here: SirVagTheTighty: SJKebab: Hat's off to the Old man here.  Damn good parenting that.  I have a feeling he might get pushed around on the court a bit more from now on though...

Sounded like good parenting until the 'we have our son's employers make his pay checks out to us and give him an allowance' thing. If he was anything but an nba player wed all me mocking them as helicopter parents.

That's awful parenting, they've raised him to be a giant vagina who can't handle his own shiat. How old is this sissy?


Well yeah you are right, i just meant that they were still willing to call him out on it and express disappointment. I could see a lot like 'oh shiat son dont take that jack that guy'.
2013-03-01 07:57:36 AM  
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SJKebab: Hat's off to the Old man here.  Damn good parenting that.  I have a feeling he might get pushed around on the court a bit more from now on though...


Sounded like good parenting until the 'we have our son's employers make his pay checks out to us and give him an allowance' thing. If he was anything but an nba player wed all me mocking them as helicopter parents.
 
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