View Full Version : Life is unglamorous for the Orlando Magic's roster invitees

10-12-2013, 09:48 PM
Mickell Gladness, Manny Harris, Solomon Jones and Kris Joseph play professional basketball, but their lives lack glamour and certainty this month.

They live in an unspectacular hotel. They share a rental car. They practice, but playing time is rare.

They won't even get paid unless they beat the odds and make the Orlando Magic's regular-season roster.

The Magic invited Gladness, Harris, Jones and Joseph to join the team this month and compete for one or possibly two open roster spots with second-round pick Romero Osby. Although the players have signed contracts with the team, those deals are known within the NBA as "make-good" contracts. Those contracts entitle the players only to a food per diem during preseason road trips, reimbursements for hotel and transportation expenses and disability insurance.

-- Orlando Sentinel

10-13-2013, 08:37 AM
I hope Mickell Gladness can make it. He's from Alabama A&M

10-15-2013, 05:52 PM
sounds glamorous as hell to me, and they all got great burn last night