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Question-Luxury Tax-Abe "Scrooge" Pollin?

Prada, I remember you mentioning a few weeks ago about writing a long post about Abe Pollin.

Did I miss it?

The fact that we only have 9 players in uniform again for a NBA game is ridiculous.
I know Abe is responsible for putting up his own money (HUGE tax break too by the way) for the Verizon center and revitalizing Chinatown.

His vision was remarkable and he is truly one of the most prominent contributors to the DC community.

However, fans and the City just gave Abe 50 million to upgrade the arena but now in the same year he will not add a few temporary or permanent players because of the luxury tax.

I love the new scoreboard and I am OK with more fees to pay for it but only if he actually puts more money into the team.

I am not an expert of the luxury tax or what the Wizards would be penalized by going over it.

The Wiz desperately need some more warm bodies (a true POINT GUARD!) while their key players return to health.

It is frustrating as a paying customer and a DC resident to see the owner willing to take our tax money but not returning the favor by being too cheap to help the product compete at maximum capacity.

And by maximum capacity, I mean suiting up 12 players like other NBA teams.

Prada or Jake, do you have any thoughts on this? Any other BF homeys?

I think it is time to really dissect Pollin's frugal behavior.

Here are a few posts that I found critical towards the 50 million dollar subsidy to Pollin.

http://dcsportsblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/dc-council-votes-50-mil-for-phone-booth.html

http://endthecolawars.blogspot.com/2007/04/id-rather-spend-it-at-potbelly.html

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