• Of course they are.

    Sports stars and professional athletes have a small value to society. Their purpose is purely entertainment. They gain too much money for playing a game. The money they get is more than what the president is paid! All of that money could go to things that need it far more than greedy sports stars.

  • Sports players paid too much

    Some sports get paid more than others and it isn't fair to other players or the sport itself. It seems like some sports players that get a higher contract are only in it for the big bucks and not because they love the sport. NHL players get paid about 7 million a year and Tiger Woods gets over 40 million.

  • Only entertainment nothing else.

    They are working in normal or short periods of time pr day, and get alot more in salary without being a productive part of society, their only real function is entertainment. Which i do think can be nice, but i dont belive they should get any more than a medium/high salary, instead of a unrealistic salary, as i do understand they are the top of their sport.

  • Unfortunately, they are.

    Unfortunately, I do think sport stars a paid a bit too much. Especially NFL football stars. I think some times the big pay may actually get to their head, and they find themselves being more concerned about playing only for their big pay checks, as opposed to playing for the love of the game.

  • Yes paid too much

    Sports stars are paid way too much today. They do have a right to be paid well as they are a large entertainment attraction. However what happens is their contracts keep getting larger and larger and the price of tickets keep going up as a result. Hundreds of millions of dollars is just too much to be paid for what they do.

  • Yes, they make too much.

    Sports stars make too much money and so the seats for games are excessive and unaffordable for many. But they are not the only ones; we are in a culture of celebrity and all celebrities feel that they can charge whatever the market will bear once they create a niche for themselves.

  • Yes they are.

    Sport stars are paid way too much. There is no reason they should be getting paid that well yet we have people on the street. With their salary they could afford to take a good portion of those people off the street and into a good home where they belong.

  • Sports Stars are Paid Too Much

    Yes, I believe that many professional sports stars are paid too much. The fact that some sports players get paid more than the President of the United States of America is a bit preposterous. I understand that athletes work extremely hard, and often their careers can be short due to injury, but I still don't feel that warrants sports stars to get paid as much as they do or make more than the President.

  • Sports Stars Earn More Than They Deserve.

    Sports stars earn way more than they deserve. Sure they have trained for a long time, but most kids look up to them and let's face it. They aren't always the best role models. And if you say that they should earn a lot because they have a high chance of getting injured, that could also happen when you are practicing. Most of the time, these people use their money for things they don't need, like fancy cars, or huge mansions. Plus, they haven't really earned that money. People who really earn their money, like Bill Gates, or Warren Buffet, for example, give most of their money to charities and fundraisers. They know because they had to work for their money and don't feel right just wasting it. My point is, sports players are given much more money than they need.

  • Yeah, way too much

    Whether it’s a basketball player or a boxer, the amount they get payed is shocking. They get payed hundreds of thousands or even millions, for just kicking, throwing and bouncing or hitting a ball, driving a car or anything like that, yet the emergency services and military defend and save lives and they get payed hardly anything compared to this. It’s disgraceful! Would you like it if you were a fireman, paramedic, police officer or a member of the military, who is on £25000 a year and you know that the footballers and other sportsmen/women are £10,000,000 year? I know I wouldn’t.

  • No, they are not paid too much.

    People pay to see these people, they are talented and display a talent which can't be seen in 99.9999% of the world population. It's obvious that the more talent you have, the more you are paid (who would you pay more, the manager or the factory worker?).
    They are paid so much because people look to them for entertainment after a long week of work.
    Besides, they still do pay for taxes so I don't see why they are such a big problem. They still do pay big money to the government, thus contributing to society.
    Plus, I think that the people who put in doubt their wages are sort of envious of their salary... Who would say no to €8 million per year?

  • Not at all.

    Consider, first, the fact that their careers are only about ten years long. The average person can work for fifty years or more. On that principle, they should be paid 5x more per year than anyone else.

    Furthermore, the average male tennis player makes LESS than $300,000/yr. That is not a lot to live a luxurious life on after the age of 30.

    Of course, they are also massive money generators. People pay a lot of money to see these guys--they are the ones bringing in the money. Without the athletes, there is no game.

    Moreover, the ones that do get paid seemingly obscene amounts are extremely talented. Only a couple hundred people in a country or in the whole world can make a ton of money from a single sport. Most people are mediocre. The ones that make a lot are the ones that prevailed and have shown that they are worthy of a lot of money because they are better at their job than 99.999999% of their country. Does that not count for something?

  • They are not

    Some hits in the NFL are as bad as a car wreck and they are taking a beating. I don't know about you but that would hurt. Also we pay watch them and we want to watch them the reason a teacher doesn't get paid as much because no one is paying to watch them

  • Sport stars are not paid too much.

    Sport stars are not paid too much. We should support our athletes and one way of doing that is to pay them the salary that they are getting. They put their lives in the public eye just like television stars do and they get paid for what they do. I think they are not paid too much.

  • I don’t think that sports stars are being paid too much.

    I don’t think that sports stars are being paid too
    much. I think that they are not paid
    nearly enough. Sports bring in Billions
    of dollars of revenue. Americans lead
    busy lives. Everyone is looking for ways
    to unwind and relax after a busy workweek.
    This is what makes sports stars so valuable.

  • Why is this a question?

    The reason a sports star makes more than a teacher is the same reason a teacher makes more than a McDonalds employee; their craft takes more skill and they garner more revenue for the people who pay them. Sports teams make cities massive profits and the owners massive profits. Why should 400 NBA players only make 50k a year while they're making someone else billions?

  • Literally 0.0001% of the world becomes ATHLETES, not just a specific sports star's prffession

    99.9999% of the world are something other than an athlete, not just a certain type of athlete. Sports stars are multi-talented, and have a knack for sport. These things should be appreciated in everyday life, and they earn the money that they deserve. Adam Silver, NBA head says that the National Basketball Association's players get the money they deserve

  • Suply and demand

    They give so much back to the country and the higher they are paid the more money our county gets to put into beneficial needs. They are not paid an excessive amounts: it is simple economics. The laws of supply and demand. Only 301 gold medals are awarded per Olympics compared to the millions other companies employ.

  • Yep definitely true

    This is correct that sports "stars" are paid to much. They earn so much more than the average person. A a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a I finished and I needed more words

  • This is stupid

    Athletes careers usually last 10 to 15 years due to their physical health and fitness. It takes a lot of skill or talent to get to where they are. Most of the Athletes put in a huge amount of time into their craft. The better the Athlete the higher he or she will get paid. Also, they inspire young kids and encourage them to follow their dreams

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