Ben Gordon Claims to Prefer Root Canals to Contract Negotiations

People, in the heat of clamoring for more money, say crazy things all the time. Ben Gordon for instance, recently demanded $100 billion* for his future services as a Bull and even threatened to head towards Europe.

Now he's been quoted in USA Today as preferring a root canal to his contract negotiations with the Bulls.

"Right now, I think it's contract negotiations." -- Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon when asked by USA TODAY's Jim Halley which was more painful, a recent root canal or battling with Bulls management to work out a new contract. Gordon is currently trying to raise $950,000 for his high school in Mount Vernon, N.Y., where sports budgets have been slashed.

Benjamin, sir, my advice to you: try some, any or all couth when talking with the Bulls. Not that I think Gordon swearing up and down and being a total priss about this whole thing, but, well, actually he kind of is.

I might think I'm the smartest person at my office. And maybe I am (reality: I am not). But that doesn't mean I can walk into my boss' office and say, "You know what, screw 'most talented' and 'best future' or 'budget' ... I make with the funny at the water cooler all day, so either you pay me the most money of any employee here or I'm going to work in Europe."

Result = me fired. Gordon's field is a little more specialized but that doesn't make him, as Ziller noted previously, any less delusional -- the Bulls, and most everyone else, know that's he's a one dimensional scorer and not the best player on his team. Of course, maybe Gordon knows that too.

*May not be the actual number he requested.

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