I was watching tv the other day where they were talking about a soccer team in Dagestan (ex ussr country to the east of Russia near Georgia/Iran etc).
The teams name is Anzhi, and they just made the news purchasing Samuel Eto from InterMilan (one of the best clubs in the world) for $14m a year making him one of the highest paid soccer players in the world.
The freaky part is he (and the rest of the team) don't live in the teams home city....they don't even live in the country. They fly in and out via private jet for each of the games and actually live back in Moscow.
So if you don't think at least a few NBA stars are going to get wooed away out of the NBA for good if this decision doesn't get made soon then you are as big a fool as David Stern.
Sure they might not make as much money as the NBA but i think some of those big name players with their aging bones might find a softer Italian league game play more to their liking as they wind down their careers.....ever compared the Italian riviera to New Jersey at this time of year?