With so many families struggling these days to make ends meet, new Los Angeles Clippers forward Josh Smith may have chosen an awkward way of introducing himself to his new fans. Smith told the media that it will be a bit harder on his family to make ends meet but that they were persevere with his salary. The Smith family will be somehow struggling on a $7 million salary.
Smith has succeeded in creating the type of problem that Hillary Clinton created for herself in claiming that she and Bill were “dead broke” after leaving the White House and struggled to pay things like tuition. He is not alone in the sport however. Latrell Sprewell once referred to a $30 million contract from the Minnesota Timberwolves as “insulting.”
Smith is an ex-Piston and Rocket, who will receive a $1.5 million contract for the 2015-16 season plus $5.4 million from a prior deal with the Detroit Pistons for a grand total of $6.9 million next year. After crunching the numbers, Smith said “At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family. So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I’m going to push through it, you know. … I made a decision for me and my family.”
Just for the record, the average salary in California is $51,910.