Many of you at Blazers Edge may of already heard the story of Dajuan Summers after signing a contract with an Italian team and what he had to go through, but for those who have not here is his story. First of all for those who are not familiar with Dajuan he is a two year veteran with the Detroit Pistons averaging an astounding 3.2 pts, .9 rebs, and .3 ast in 9 minutes per game for his career. To start with the team gave him a car(a Voltswagen of all things), and a nice house for him and his family, as if this is not bad enough it gets worse. For road games he had to fly to games on a COMMERCIAL airline and his accommodations, dont get me started. The rooms were no bigger than the closets of the places he stays in while on the road in the NBA. Then to top it off after getting about 30 minutes per game of playing time in preseason games his playing time dropped to 10-12 minutes when the regular season started and that was too much for an NBA star of Dajuans ability to handle, he was out of here. The team knew what they had by now(a stiff) so they worked out a buyout and he was on a plane back home.
After hearing about how badly Dajuan was treated in his overseas basketball experience I can not see a lot of NBA players willing to go through an experience like that. Sometimes we as fans do not know how good we have it, I just hope this NBA lockout ends soon so that players like Dajuan can eek out a living so he can feed his family. Come on you Evil owners, these guys are only trying to make a living you dont need to make a profit on your 400 million dollar investment. After all most of these spoiled rotten brats do not have the brains that God gave a basketball and playing basketball is the only way for them to make it, LET THE GAMES BEGIN!