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Antonio Gates LeBron’s Wrong … NFL Players Know What They Sign Up For

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Antonio Gates disagrees with LeBron James saying NFL owners have a “slave mentality” … ’cause the TE says players know what they sign up for and make a great living doing it.

Of course, LeBron went off on the NFL on his HBO show, “The Shop,” last week, saying, “In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality …”

“And, it’s a little like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f*** I tell y’all to do. Or, we get rid of y’all.'”

When we got Gates out in Bev Hills … he told us he ain’t buying what LBJ’s selling — saying NFL players know what they’re getting into when they ink their contracts.

“I don’t know all the owners — I know my owner. And, my relationship with my owner has been phenomenal. And, it’s sports. You know what I mean? You get paid to play.”

Gates added, “We all know what we sign up for.”

As for the differences between the NBA and the NFL … Antonio says he does hope one day his league can guarantee contracts like LeBron’s — but he still doesn’t see NFL owners having a “slave mentality” at all.

“A lot of us make a really good living, man, being able to support our families at the same time. So, it is what it is.”

Tampa Bay Bucs Players Lose Their Minds … Over Mike Evans’ Xmas Gifts

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Forget Santa Claus … Mike Evans is the real Christmas MVP — at least, that’s the case in Tampa Bay, ’cause the WR’s gifts to his Bucs teammates caused everyone to lose their minds!!!

The NFL superstar got his squad their own custom Bird scooters for the holidays — complete with every player’s last name AND number … and yeah, it was a hit in the locker room.

“This is what you call an ultimate teammate!! You feel me?!” offensive lineman Donovan Smith screamed.

“This is what you call an ultimate teammate!! My boy, Money Mike, baby!! Where you at, Mike?!?!”

Evans was mobbed by his teammates … who couldn’t wait to give the receiver some skin as a thanks for the electric wheels.

“Appreciate it, Mike!!” added rookie D-lineman Vita Vea.

We know what you’re thinking — 53 players on a roster and around $ 500 a scooter — but don’t worry about it … Evans is in the middle of a 5-year, $ 82.5 MILLION contract!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!!