Professional Athletes and Their Money!

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The figures are staggering, with NBA’s average player salary clocking in at$5.15 million, $1.85 million more than players in Major League Baseball who average close to $3.2 million a year.  Some consider professional athletes heroes, others just watch for fun/entertainment.  Should professional athletes make the amount of money they do?  Should the salary caps be re-evaluated and adjusted?

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27 Responses to “Professional Athletes and Their Money!”

  1. Molly Wall on April 1st, 2016 7:56 am

    I don’t know much about professional athletes or the way that all of the advertising and what no works but 5.15 million dollars sounds like a lot of money to me.

  2. Erica on April 1st, 2016 8:04 am

    That is too much money. Yes, I understand it’s entertainment, but sports are overrated anyway. They should be paid less.

  3. Cherish Ray on April 1st, 2016 8:32 am

    I mean like I guess so but I feel like doctors and teachers are underpaid like playing a professional sport is a hobby and there not really helping the community like teachers and doctors do but I mean like I dont know.

  4. Bri'Anna Davis on April 1st, 2016 8:37 am

    Football has taken the world by storm, who in the world? does non professionals think they are. Ha-ha lol next you’ll be asking should high school players get paid. They get motivated to move to the NFL to get paid the work hard because of that dream.

  5. Emily Rios on April 1st, 2016 8:42 am

    i think student athletes are good with how much they get paid. it is their dream and passion and they are doing what they love and they also risk a lot to entertain and inspire people.

  6. Amina Shareef on April 1st, 2016 10:42 am

    Professional Athletes should make a little bit less because you are running a ball up and down a court, or up a field. You are making millions of dollars for that. That money could be used for other things.

  7. Sumer Walker on April 1st, 2016 12:35 pm

    Yes because thats how much their job pays them. They shouldn’t make a little because other people don’t like it. Also say someone gets hurt in the NBA or NFL they have nothing they can do but at least with all the money they get as a professional player that they can lean back on.

  8. jahleal williams on April 2nd, 2016 12:59 am

    they are being paid the right amount because you gotta realize what they do and why they do it and how they do it and how the fans cost alot . i wouldnt wanna get paid minimum waige for playing football because we do too much hard work to deserve that

  9. J'Ontae Mattear on April 4th, 2016 12:43 pm

    I feel as if that the athletes are getting paid a little bit to much but that does include the athletes having families so it makes since. But not getting paid $100,000 now that’s seems a bit much.

  10. ali milatyar on April 4th, 2016 12:50 pm

    yes they should, because its for entertainment and people like us love watching sports.

  11. keshawn robinson on April 5th, 2016 8:13 am

    no they shouldn’t get paid that much because people will talk about how much more money they make and hurt someone else over money.

  12. de'ivyon green on April 5th, 2016 8:43 am

    yes i feel like they should make that much money because its entertainment to the world and they probably would still make that much from emdorsments

  13. ladajia scott on April 5th, 2016 2:46 pm

    yes i feel that college atheletes should get paid cause they have more expensices to cover while in college.

  14. Nekayla on April 5th, 2016 5:18 pm

    I feel like they should get payed that much because of the amount of risks that come with their job. Other people should also get payed as much as they do because of the same reason but they aren’t and that’s just the way it is.

  15. Whitney D on April 5th, 2016 6:13 pm

    I think professional athletes should not get paid how much they do. I understand that’s their job, passion and career but that money could be going to more important places and things. And yes the salary rates caps should be re-evaluated and adjusted.

  16. Recardo Harris on April 5th, 2016 8:37 pm

    No , because they are getting paid to much money for doing nothing really. Certain players who don’t even play still get paid a lot. Teachers should be paid more because their value to society. Athletes are getting paid more than the President and also firefighters, and cops who risk their lives everyday.

  17. Traron Shubert on April 6th, 2016 1:03 am

    I don’t feel like it should get raise down because they go to all that on the field not getting hurt and injuries and making money like that it will seem like we’re taking care of you even though you’re doing all of this in the field

  18. Charmaine Mangune on April 6th, 2016 12:47 pm

    I think that they get paid too much. I mean they already have a fund from the NCAA. Other people out there does much more than just playing a sport and they don’t get paid as much.

  19. kamron bussey on April 6th, 2016 1:06 pm

    the players should make the money that they earn and nomore that would make them work for theyre money

  20. Erica on April 7th, 2016 7:16 am

    No. Yes they should get paid but not an extreme amount of money. They entertain.

  21. jaylen mitchell on April 7th, 2016 7:26 am

    yes because they risk there life for our entertainment
    no the shouldnt touch there salaries.

  22. te on April 7th, 2016 12:42 pm

    No, i dont think the salary should be lowered because, they’re playing with their life. It’s not just a game or a sport anymore. they put they life in danger to entertain us. No, it’s not fair that NBA players make more than MLB players. My suggestion is either to lower the payment for the NBA players or raise it for the MLB players.

  23. chistine on April 7th, 2016 12:51 pm

    No i dont think the salary should be lowered bc athletes make enough money.

  24. Katrell on April 8th, 2016 1:08 am

    I think professional athletes should get paid whatever get paid because they work hard and is good at what they do

  25. Jalien Dunbar on April 13th, 2016 12:03 pm

    If we cut down the salary of each player in half we would have millions of dollars that can go to things useful for example; some of that money can help America get out of dept. We would need to give the money to charities and foundations. That money should be going to cure research so that we can finally find a cure for cancer, or any other major or minor disease or viruses. Also this money should go to raising the salary for teachers, police officers, firefighters, doctors, scientist, and people in the military or was in the military.

  26. Paige Snyder on April 21st, 2016 5:02 pm

    I think the salary should be lowered because a sport Is just something that has you entertained it doesn’t have a huge meaning in the world aslo it doesn’t impact peoples lives. NBA and MLB are getting paid more than people who risk there lives saving people such firefighters and Docters in my opinion I don’t think that’s right.

  27. diamond johnson on May 16th, 2016 5:55 pm

    I think they ok the way they are. that’s the problem now. all these debates and arguments because people wants re-adjustment . why they cant just stay the way they are. unless somebody short cutting them their money or being paid unfair

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