Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Want to Feel Poor?

Check out SI's list of the 50 Wealthiest Athletes. Some of these guys are real head-scratchers. How does Floyd Mayweather Jr. get $20 million in endorsements? And who is Jermaine O'Neal's agent? Some of the NBA salaries really confuse me. It seems like everyone in that league makes at least $10 million. I'm not a hater and I don't begrudge these guys their money... unless they suck. My view is that their product, the sports, make billions, so the players deserve the lion's share of all that cash.

1 comment:

Dennis said...

Mayweather got the money from his whole wrestling thing. As for the NBA, there are only 15 players on each team, so the average salaries are much higher than other sports. But a lot of the really bad contracts were signed before the most recent CBA, and most of them expire after next season.