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Abdul-Jabbar, who highlighted the importance of education in his chat with the campers, said he understands why fans won’t be sympathetic to arguments over enormous amounts of money.

“There’s a lot of guys that are overpaid, and that’s another issue that the owners need to deal with because certain people are overpaid and that’s ballooning the salaries to the point where the owners can’t recoup their investment,” the Lakers‘ assistant coach said.

“Everybody should be able to feel satisfied. The players should feel satisfied that they are getting paid adequately and the owners should feel satisfied that they are getting a good return on their investment,” he continued. “In a perfect world, that’s how it will end up.”