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  • Sports stars are paid too much money

    Sports players get payed more than so many other jobs annually. For example in a basketball stars' entire career, Which we'll say is 10 years, He will get payed more than a doctor whose career is 25 years. The facts that a person getting paid for playing a game and another person is getting payed less for saving peoples lives is not good.

  • Sports is a crooked business

    Only a few players are paid a lot of money. A lot of them only make a few million or a few hundred of thousands. . . . . . Wait That is still more than a doctor and it makes you wonder why kids would rather play sports than to learn how to read?

    That is not right. Why are sports more important than education? Why are engineering graduates sleeping in their labs living off of pizza and cheap meals. There is something messed up about.

    Way too much money and corruption is in sports. I mean the patriots and the cowboys suck and yet they seem to win.

  • They get payed more then doctors

    What is this. Athletes which some didnt even finish College get millions of dollars compared to doctors, Whos jobs are to save people's lives. How the hell does an athlete that plays a game that doesn't help in any way the society except for the enternainment gets more money then people that SAVE LIVES. MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE DO NOT DIE!

  • Yes the sports stars are paid lots

    The sport stars are getting paid much. Many of them are very rich. Think about this. Basketball players's average salary is $4. 9 million. Don't you think that is too much? I think that their pay is enough to feed hundreds and thousands or more hungry people around the world. So this is my opinion.

  • Salary is simply determined by supply and demand.

    Sports stars are only paid so much, Because they are good at what they do and people want to watch them do what they are good at. Since very few people can do what they do, And people want to see that they can do, Demand is high while supply is low = high price.

  • There is no such thing as "too much" when talking about what someone deserves.

    It is not our place to say that someone does or does not deserve the money that they have earned through their own work/idea/luck/whatever you want to call it. It is not and should not be the legal responsibility of the athlete to worry about charitable causes regardless of what we determine to be more or less important. The bottom line is that, If an athlete were in fact being paid "too much, " the team would not be able to afford the salary and would be forced to trade the player, Incur debt and risk insolvency, Or actually move forward with bankruptcy.

    We saw this happen with baseball's Miami Marlins when they were essentially forced to trade Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees. The Marlins promised Stanton $325 million, A sum that the Marlins, A team infamous for having very low attendance, Could not realistically pay. The Yankees could afford, And freely agreed, To pay Stanton this salary, Making it, Objectively, Very fair.

    The bottom line here, In my view, Is that an athlete is entitled to the amount of money a team is willing to pay them. A corporate CEO, Regardless of how many vacations they go on or how little you think they work, Is entitled to as much money as the board of directors sees fit. This is fair because it follows the principle of free exchange. The athlete or CEO and the offering party agreed that the person's work is equally or more important than the money being paid and the athlete/CEO agreed that they are willing to give their work in free exchange for the money promised. If you, As a fan or employee, Have an issue with this, You are free to stop watching the sport or leave the company.

    In this sense, We prove two things: one (1), Free markets are exceedingly fair, And two (2), Sports stars are, When a free market exists, Always paid precisely what they ought to be paid.

  • Free-Market at work

    They get paid as much as their employer sees their worth. Even if they aren't worth the amount of money they generate the employer is the one giving out the money so it is up to them to decide if its too much or not, Its just the free market working.


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