Josh Childress ditch NBA for Europe?
If this does happen as it has been reported, JOsh childress would leave the NBA for a contract with Greece's Olympiakos for a reported 20 million(euros). And i think David Stern needs to worry cause this might be the first of many moves where you see players of his caliber leave the NBA for Europe. this might as well be the end of the middle-class in the NBA. And i wouldn't be surprised to see a star leave for EU in the next couple of years.
JOsh Childress is one of the emerging young players in the NBA. he is a former lottery pick so it does hurt the NBA which i think expansion has already hurt and create inflation where 2nd tier guys are getting superstar money. So Childress leaving, further thin out the talent pool.
Think about it, you dont pay taxes and if you do, you dont pay as much as you do in the US where the government takes 52% of that money(i call it theft). You add in 10% for the agent, lawyer, publicists, you are left with about 30-35% of the contract. add oil to the fire is that the US dollar is weak when compared to euros and you get to keep most of the money(in euro) when you play in Europe. You also get free lodgin, free cars(and a driver). You only pay for food. The fans are gr8 too.
So i say, Stern and his fat mug should definitely be worried because EU has become more attractive to young players.