I have NO pity for these multi-millionaires and their egos, who make more in a MINUTE than a lot of people make in 2-3 years of work…but it makes for good discussion.
This is curious to me. Are you suggesting that he didn’t bust his ass to get to where he is? that he just kind of fell into it and doesn’t deserve his fortunes? what is that if it isn’t the epitome of manning up and making something of yourself.
He knew what he wanted, and he pursued it aggressively and with total, unwavering commitment. I don’t understand why that is a bad thing, simply because he is so fortunate.
Which is not to say that every millionaire worked to get to where they are, and probably don’t deserve pity or anything, but how could say that about any long-time professional athlete, especially an exceptionally talented one?
I don’t care how ‘hard’ he worked at becoming a great basketball player, considering the majority of that ‘work’ came from playing/practicing basketball, which is something you’ll find people doing all over the country for hours on end, for free.
Professional athletes are overpaid for what they do. Unfortunately, their pay rate makes sense considering how much money a premier athlete brings in for the team in which they play for.
So, if you pay the athletes less, the team owners/management is just making even more of a killing than they already do.
As long as professional sports are popular in the world, there’s no way around the ‘unfair’ pay rate. With that in mind, however, there’s no reason to ever feel bad for a professional athletes ‘career’ situation/treatment.
If it’s something completely unrelated (i.e. losing a family member), then yes, treat them like a human being. However, if you’re getting paid millions of dollars a year to play a sport, shut your fucking mouth about how ‘unfair’ you’re being treated.[/quote]
who says that athletes are paid too much?
in america we have a market driven economy. in a nutshell, if people pay for kobe bryant, kobe bryant is worth the money they pay.
who says what kobe or anybody is worth? who really has the right?
the lakers, his fans and lakers fans in general.
where do you really place a cap?
at the end of financial line or where some joe schmo says so?
maybe you are being paid to much for your job and should have a pay cut.