I think that sports players deserve to be paid a lot. Most sports players have been practicing their whole life and have worked very hard to get to this point. Also sports players usually give a lot of money away to charity and other things like that. Sports players provide entertainment for the whole world. Most people really enjoy watching sports and it really encourages them. Also they need to provide for their family and they are away from their family a lot. Over all sports players defiantly deserve to get paid a lot.
They may provide entertainment, but that's not the most important thing in the world. For example a teacher who's someone responsible for the future gets paid what they need just to survive. Researchers who are responsible for almost any development in technology (including those that enable you to watch your entertainment with the best quality possible) are also paid very little money nowadays and they spend their whole life studying, something most people hate. Playing sports may require training your whole life, but training your body it's not the only hard thing to do. They're not responsible for the future at all, eventually their achievements in the sports world won't lead to any revolutionary way we live.
Character limit disables my full argument, but anyways there are people who's more important that a sport player and should be pay way more. They could use a little bit of that money to found research or public education.
Do you think that people that design technology have to get up early in the morning and pour in their blood seat and tears just to put a few pieces of junk together? You need to deserve to be paid a lot. I strongly agree that people should be paid equivalent to how hard they have worked. Do you think that technology engineers wake up and do sit ups and push themselves to get better and better? Also people that design tech wouldn't be paid nearly as much if they didn't have a reason to have a tv. For most people the channels they watch the most are the sports channels. I think that the people that are technology engineers should be thankful to have a reason to make tv's. Also I bet that when the technology workers get home they plop on the couch and watch some type of sport. Sports are so big that you often see the president at an important sports game like the super bowl. Do you ever see the president watching engineers designing technology?