Cavs’ Samuels Calls Out Paul Pierce
Cavaliers forward Samardo Samuels would’ve voted to accept the labor deal proposed by the owners, but he never got the chance. Now the only court in the NBA’s future is in a judicial setting and the entire 2011-12 season is in great peril.
“A lot of people in the league are panicking,” Samuels said. “You’re talking about missing paychecks. Those paychecks you’re missing are going to add up and guys have families and responsibilities and bills to pay. I’m just a guy that’s coming out of college. I’m 22 years old, I don’t have much responsibility.”
Some of the league’s stars, such as Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, have led the charge in recent days to disband the union, irking some of the younger players like Samuels.
“It’s easy for Paul Pierce to say that. You’ve been in the league how long?” Samuels said. “You’ve got a decent amount of money saved up, but what about the guys just coming into the league who don’t have [anything] saved up?”