Perils abound when heading to Europe

Josh Childress played in Europe, so he knows the drawbacks of working outside NBA

Originally Published: July 12, 2011
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine
Josh ChildressJavier Gonzalez/AFP/Getty ImagesNow with Phoenix, Josh Childress offers cautionary words to those considering playing in Europe.

The only aspect of the current NBA labor dispute more curious than the owners' insistence on a save-us-from-our-own-stupidity system is the growing number of players talking about playing overseas as though it's a logical alternative should the 2011-12 season be truncated or aborted.

Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer