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Old 03-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Los Angeles (Ski Press)-Mainstream sports stars typically have restrictions placed in their contracts for engaging in so-called 'extreme' sports - anybody remember the John Elway commercial where he went "skiing" in his limo because he couldn't actually step on the snow?

But Vladimir Radmanovic of the Los Angeles Lakers may be the first basketball, football or baseball player to actually be fined for snowboarding. According to the Associated Press, Radmanovic was fined $500,000 by the Los Angeles Lakers for a snowboarding trip that ended in the forward injuring his shoulder.

The fine represents about 10 percent of Radmanovic's annual salary of $5.2 million, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Radmanovic was injured during the all-star break while on trip to Utah. He originally told the team that he slipped on some ice.

The Times reports that "snowboarding isn't explicitly banned in the standard NBA contract but skiing is, and the similarity of the two sports led to the fine."
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Thats a bit harsh but I guess if he broke his contract rules it deserves him right.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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F THAT... the man can't tell me what to enjoy and not to enjoy. I'd probably have done the same if I was him... super stealth style. I wonder how the Lakers found out?
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how can a 10 foot streak of piss do anything stealth?

cover himself in green needles and pine cones and then freeze motionless to act like a tree if he gets papped?

if i could get paid $5 gazillion for running about a bit whilst slapping a ball, i would retire by the age of 30 and then sideways slide 'til my heart's content!

priorities. don't tell me this guy is complaining that his employers are holding him to the conditions of his contract. this is news worthy story for why?
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I agree with Paolo. Poor unfortunate millionaire...
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The Times reports that "snowboarding isn't explicitly banned in the standard NBA contract but skiing is, and the similarity of the two sports led to the fine."
I just find that party entirely too amusing unto itself. How's snowboarding even remotely related to skiing?! Having tried both...I just don't get the similarity, except that you slide on snow...but that's about it. But eh, if the association feels that that is the right thing to do...then so be it. He "broke" the contract rules.
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^^^i think the similarities drawn, are to do with the kinetics of the sporting endeavour within the environment (and thus its inherent dangers) it is enjoyed
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