Free agency ain’t so free.

Dear Ben Gordon,

I hear that you are looking for work. Times are obviously rough, and I hope that an NBA organization can find it in their heart to pay your 8-figure salary. Seems the Detroit Pistons are interested, so I figured you might want to know a little more about your potential new home.

As of yesterday, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Detroit-Warren-Livonia area, one of the hardest hit by this economic shitstorm, has a jobless rate of somewhere around 14%.*

Here’s a fun fact, Mr. Gordon. 14% of the reportedly $11 million that the Pistons are willing to offer you is around $1,540. Without doing any research, I’d be willing to bet that’s considerably more than the average monthly take-home pay of a typical Detroit, Warren or Livonia resident who’s lucky enough to still have his or her job.

Time are rough, Ben, but keep your chin up.

Yours truly,
Julie

*http://www.bls.gov/news.release/metro.nr0.htm

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