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08:17 AM ET 11.18 | The option of playing overseas always did function under the possibly misguided assumption that NBA players would have a place to play. Any NBA big man looking for a job during the ongoing lockout should give Al Muharraq coach Charlie Parker a call. He needs a post player for his team in the Bahrain Premier League and is accepting applications. The pay isn't NBA standards, but it's not bad: $10,000-$25,000 a month, depending on experience, tax free, with use of a car and apartment. Considering that most of the pro basketball jobs overseas are filled, this is one of the few available to the 400-plus NBA players still out of work. ... [As] Parker and European agent Obrad Fimic said, there aren't many jobs available

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November 18, 2011  09:16 AM ET

No self respecting M+NBA player will last a month in Europe.

They ride buses to games. And they share rooms on the road.

Buses?? Share?? WTF is up wit dat?

November 18, 2011  09:18 AM ET

Hahahahahaha! If this is true then it means NBA guys can't even find work in Europe?

Hahahahahaha! I'm betting most of them thought they'd have the red carpet rolled out to the plane ramp from the 5 star hotel!

Another glitch in those plans I guess.

November 18, 2011  09:20 AM ET

LOL! WOW!!!!

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November 18, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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Maybe Obama should go overseas and create new jobs like he did here! Oh wait...Parker, DWill and the rest would get laid off...Nevermind!

lol

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November 18, 2011  09:47 AM ET
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Hahahahahaha! If this is true then it means NBA guys can't even find work in Europe?Hahahahahaha! I'm betting most of them thought they'd have the red carpet rolled out to the plane ramp from the 5 star hotel!Another glitch in those plans I guess.

I don't think that $10,000 a month paycheck is going to even pay for the utilities in most of these guys mansions....they need a plan B!! But hey, it was a good tactic to get the owners to cave right? Maybe some of these guys could go back to school (and actually attend it this time) and get a new job?

November 18, 2011  10:06 AM ET

This is why I have been saying sign the freaking deal! There's jobs enough for the top superstars but the other 400+ members of this "union" are left high and dry. The rank and file players should have demanded to take it to a vote

November 18, 2011  10:06 AM ET

This is almost....almost, I say.....as comical as it would be trying to watch them start their own league.

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November 18, 2011  10:18 AM ET

Even Home Depot Isn't Hiring, Bros.

November 18, 2011  10:20 AM ET

Wanna job? Start practicing asking people if they want fries with that.

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November 18, 2011  10:35 AM ET
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They won't even be living in their mansions when they are overseas playing.

Still gotta pay the bills and the help!! jk

November 18, 2011  10:36 AM ET
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Then they need to live within their means then...heaven forbid they should live like the rest of us

Agreed....maybe a little reality check would go a long way in getting a deal done and games going

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