Oh, no wonder ZBo said he'd be willing to make sacrifices to stay in Memphis for the longterm. The Los Angeles Times published an interesting story on professional athletes using deferred compensation options in contract negotiations, i.e., players that will allow teams to pay part of their contract salary at a later date in time, usually years after the contract has expired.

In 2004, Randolph signed a six-year $84 million-extension with the Portland Trailblazers, and what did a young, 23-year-old ZBo set up for himself? His contract was designed so that $25 million of the $84 was scheduled to be paid from 2012-2017. That's right, the big guy is currently making an average of $5 million a year from the Trailblazers, a team he hasn't played for since 2007.