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    Default Taxes, the border, snow, the metric system and now....

    Check out the "tweet of the night" on today's daily dime. Yes, the best thing said about basketball last night was this.

    Got a lot of respect for overseas players after that trip to Toronto. Living off wifi and taking the random roaming penalties is no joke

    — CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) November 18, 2013

    On the plus side, glad to see people who make millions of dollars care about roaming charges too. Maybe if he ever winds up here, Bell/Rogers could get him some sort of package.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/p...ng-kobe-return

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    Check out the "tweet of the night" on today's daily dime. Yes, the best thing said about basketball last night was this.

    Got a lot of respect for overseas players after that trip to Toronto. Living off wifi and taking the random roaming penalties is no joke

    — CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) November 18, 2013

    On the plus side, glad to see people who make millions of dollars care about roaming charges too. Maybe if he ever winds up here, Bell/Rogers could get him some sort of package.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/p...ng-kobe-return
    Overseas?? Like...Lake Ontario?

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    Overseas?? Like...Lake Ontario?
    He means the international players in the US have to deal with "random roaming charges and living off WiFi" just like he had to on his trip to Toronto.

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    What a Tool. The IQ of these players is just plummeting isn't it?

    Someone who is playing Overseas would obviously have a local plan, and therefore not rely on Wifi or deal with Roaming Charges. What a tool. The ignorance of some people drives me bananas.

    And seriously? I was just in New York for a weekend and paid $25 for a plan that covered me from everything. This guy makes that every 2 minutes of being alive.
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    Someone needs to tell these guys to stop whining. It looks really bad on them considering they all make upwards of 30x the average person makes.
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    What a Tool. The IQ of these players is just plummeting isn't it?

    Someone who is playing Overseas would obviously have a local plan, and therefore not rely on Wifi or deal with Roaming Charges. What a tool. The ignorance of some people drives me bananas.

    And seriously? I was just in New York for a weekend and paid $25 for a plan that covered me from everything. This guy makes that every 2 minutes of being alive.
    To be fair, the "dumb athlete" is as old as professional sports.

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    He's got a good point. I'm on a corporate account and we get slammed for roaming charges just 'roaming' from Toronto to Waterloo. It's f'in ridiculous. Please, please, please get a foreign carrier in here who can be a legitimate threat to Bell/Rogers/Telus oligopoly.

    *end of rant*

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    To me, this speaks more about America's bubble, than anything specific to athletes.

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    "Hey! You're from Canada? Cool! Do you know Fred? I think he lives near a gas station."
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    To me, this speaks more about America's bubble, than anything specific to athletes.

    The home of the brave (and utterly clueless).
    I disagree. This may have just been a throw away tweet by CJ because he was frustrated, and seemingly very cheap. I've made the same complaint sitting at the airport in Atlanta or Minnesota cursing the fact that there's no free wifi. It's just unfortunate that ESPN put it on such a platform.

    People can stop being poor, but not being cheap is tougher to do.

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    Tell them they should move here if it is such an imposition...I understand the CRTC is looking into the gouging by the carriers and this affects all. The carriers here pay pennies (to US cell systems) on Canadians making calls while they are in the States and I am sure the same is happening to US residents making calls when coming here.

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/crtc-...sers-1.1474695

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    Quote golden wrote: View Post
    He's got a good point. I'm on a corporate account and we get slammed for roaming charges just 'roaming' from Toronto to Waterloo. It's f'in ridiculous. Please, please, please get a foreign carrier in here who can be a legitimate threat to Bell/Rogers/Telus oligopoly.

    *end of rant*
    Who are you with?! That's a deal straight out of 2003.
    I'm with Telus, and I get unlimited Long Distance in Canada; Can surf, text & call from anywhere in Canada. For $70 a month.

    Should tell your Company to switch plans ...
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Who are you with?! That's a deal straight out of 2003.
    I'm with Telus, and I get unlimited Long Distance in Canada; Can surf, text & call from anywhere in Canada. For $70 a month.

    Should tell your Company to switch plans ...
    I agree.

    I'm with Virgin (bell) and get 1gb data, 400 anytime mins, free evenings and weekend, unlimited text, canada is my calling area, no roaming in Canada for $45

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    At the end of the day whether you make $80K per year or $8M per year, you still want to be smart about how you spend your money. Just because you have a bigger "buffer" when it comes to annoying fees like roaming, it doesn't make them less annoying.

    I don't care that he used the word "overseas". I think you guys are just nitpicking.
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    Quote Letter N wrote: View Post
    I disagree. This may have just been a throw away tweet by CJ because he was frustrated, and seemingly very cheap. I've made the same complaint sitting at the airport in Atlanta or Minnesota cursing the fact that there's no free wifi. It's just unfortunate that ESPN put it on such a platform.

    People can stop being poor, but not being cheap is tougher to do.
    Nah, the "overseas" comment changes the context entirely for me. It becomes less about a money complaint (which is justified), and more about "dude, do you actually think that American players who live in Europe use Verizon???"
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    A cheap shot by McCollum, who is intelligent and articulate, btw.

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    A cheap shot by McCollum, who is intelligent and articulate, btw.
    What makes you say that?
    Though I suppose even intelligent, articulate people still make asinine, ignorant comments.
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    in other espn news...was just checking out the Hollinger rankings. I figured Derozan and Gay would blow up the Hollinger machine and skipped right to page two (teams 16-30) and wouldn't you know it...had to go back to page one to see us at #14. Maybe we're analytically ok.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/powerrankings

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    What makes you say that?
    Though I suppose even intelligent, articulate people still make asinine, ignorant comments.
    This may qualify some...but you are right making a less than articulated comment especially on Twitter is nothing new...by anyone.


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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    A cheap shot by McCollum, who is intelligent and articulate, btw.
    I agree he is articulate, but this is just another classic case of saying basically nothing while sounding intelligent.
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