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Former NFL Star Brandon Marshall Has Very Strong, Very False Thoughts About NBA Contracts

Maybe Brandon Marshall should have taken his own advice and done a little more research before embarking on this rant.

On the last “I Am Athlete” show, the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver discussed the differences in contract structures for NBA and NFL players with Channing Crowder, Chad Johnson and Fred Taylor. The conversation ignited when Marshall said most NBA players don’t have fully guaranteed contracts. Marshall’s co-hosts tried to cut him off, but he was already too deep.

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“Not everyone who’s on an NBA roster has a guaranteed contract,” Marshall said. “There are four guys on an NBA team who have guaranteed contracts, and anyone can be cut today and have nothing.

Just a little problem here. Uh, Marshall is wrong.

As Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus noted, the vast majority of NBA contracts are guaranteed. Yes, some contracts may be unsecured depending on how a player and team negotiate the deal, but these are not common cases.

And if that’s not enough for Marshall, he can simply ask Hawks goalie Lou Williams or Lakers forward Jared Dudley how NBA contracts work. The two veterans signed a few.

Marshall’s energy was tremendous. He just needs better information.





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