Cry Us A River, Whiner

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Washington Post:  “Somehow, some way, Josh Smith and his family will have to figure out how to survive on just $6.9 million during the upcoming NBA season.

During a Los Angeles Clippers news conference on Tuesday to introduce the newly signed forward Josh Smith, the former NBA All-Star discussed the challenges he’ll face as a result.

“At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family,” he told reporters. “So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I’m going to push through it, you know?”

Smith — who has earned over $97 million from NBA contracts in his 11-year career, according to Spotrac — signed a one-year deal with the Clippers earlier this month for the veteran’s minimum of $1.5 million. His former team, the Detroit Pistons, will also be paying him $5.4 million to not play for them. (Smith was released last December by the Pistons after signing a four-year, $54 million contract in July 2013.”)

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