Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 11:00 am  |  16 responses

Rudy Gay Asked for Refund on Game Tickets When He Was Traded

Say what you will about Rudy Gay as a ballplayer, but the man doesn’t mess around when it comes to his money. After being informed that he was traded to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, Gay and teammate Quincy Acy asked for a refund on game tickets they’d purchased for the Raptors/Lakers game. Per the Toronto Sun: “Gay was informed about the pending deal not long before he was to check out of his hotel and board the team bus to the arena. Shortly thereafter, Gay and Quincy Acy, who was also Sacramento-bound, politely asked for refunds for the tickets they had purchased, because their guests would no longer be attending. [...] Gay has caught some flack for the whole thing, since he is owed just shy of $18 million this season and will receive over $19 million more if he opts in to the final year of his contract. He also gets a large road per diem. Acy earns about $800,000. It’s unclear whether either player got their money back.”

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  • justacasualreader

    I don’t see anything wrong with that, no matter how much you make your money is still yours and you decide what to do with it.

  • Lloyd

    The nature of the business is hard. I was watching a segment ON NBA TV where Rudy had all the Raps players and coaches at his Memphis home for Thanksgiving, then a couple of weeks later he’s out. OH well!

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    That’s tough. Why waste Money? Use it or help someone who needs it

  • TTN

    I agree, everybody is joking on the fact now but if in 20 years from now Rudy or Acy is broke everyone will talk about how frivolous they were with their money. Basically a no win situation for them here.

  • north

    Donate them. There are PLENTY of drop-in centres for under privileged youth near the Staples Center. That’s a win. Rudy, in life and on the court, is just out to get his.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    That’s not really a fair judgement to make man. I mean just because he wants compensation for what’s his doesn’t make him “out to get his”. I mean hell if I bought something and it’s about to go to waste I’m going to try to get my money back it’s just the principal. I feel what you’re saying about donating but he shouldn’t be bashed for this incident.

  • jmm

    I don’t see how this is wrong. No one wants to watch a Lakers x Raptors game if they don’t personally know someone playing.

  • spit hot fiyah

    that was the game kobe returned. pretty sure many watched that game without knowing the players.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i’m with the players on this one. they were just told that they are not employed by this team any more. and there friends/relatives won’t be able to see them play. many pro athletes get murdered for going broke shortly after retirement, and rightfully so in some cases. i don’t see anything wrong with saving a few $ 100 or whatever it is. those add up over time

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    So none of his friends or family wanted to see Kobe return?

  • bike

    He could have donated them to Slam. Then Slam could have awarded the tickets to a commentator who gave the correct answer to some Rudy Gay trivia question.

  • daBiz

    you’re missing a zero. those lakers tickets were probably a few $1000.

  • spit hot fiyah

    sure, so even more a reason to side with rudy and quincy

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  • Jerome

    Man, the Raps sure have alot of personal friends.

  • rip city!

    I dont ever remember him returning…………