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Wade: ‘I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics’; Should Olympians be compensated?

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Just a day after stating that he felt Olympic basketball players should be paid, creating a fascinating national debate about the essence of the Olympics, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade retracted his statement on Thursday, saying, “I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics.”

But what do you think? Should Olympic US basketball stars get paid for the time they put into training camps and the extra wear and tear they put on their bodies? The consensus here is that no, it should be enough of an honor to carry your country’s colors and that money should be the last thing from an athlete’s mind, especially one as rich as an NBA player. Just because Wade took back his statement, doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel like he should be compensated, just like Ray Allen feels. And if pros want to get paid, why not replace them with amateurs, who would kill for the opportunity?

Should Olympians be compensated? Or is the experience and the camaraderie enough to last a lifetime?

Just a day after stating that he felt Olympic basketball players should be paid, creating a fascinating national debate about the essence of the Olympics, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade retracted his statement on Thursday, saying, “I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics.”

But what do you think? Should Olympic US basketball stars get paid for the time they put into training camps and the extra wear and tear they put on their bodies? The consensus here is that no, it should be enough of an honor to carry your country’s colors and that money should be the last thing from an athlete’s mind, especially one as rich as an NBA player. Just because Wade took back his statement, doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel like he should be compensated, just like Ray Allen feels. And if pros want to get paid, why not replace them with amateurs, who would kill for the opportunity?

Should Olympians be compensated? Or is the experience and the camaraderie enough to last a lifetime?

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