Dwyane Wade thinks Olympians deserve payPosted by Inside Hoops
Add Miami guard Dwyane Wade to the list of Olympians who believe basketball players in the Games should be paid.
Boston guard Ray Allen, a member of the 2000 gold medal team, told FOX Sports Florida on Tuesday he believes Team USA players should be compensated. Wade, who won bronze in 2004 and gold in 2008 and likely will play this summer in London, said Wednesday he agrees.
“First of all, it’s an honor to play in the Olympics, but there are a lot of things you do for the Olympics. A lot of jerseys you sell. There are a lot of things you do. We play the whole summer,” Wade said. “I do think guys should be compensated, just like I think college players should be compensated as well. Unfortunately, it’s not that, but I think it should be something for it.”
Wade agreed with Allen that the best way to pay Olympic players would be through jersey sales, but he didn’t specify an amount.
– Reported by Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports