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originally posted by: Cuervo
a reply to: Grovit
Look, I can't stand watching sports so I am normally the last guy to defend them but...
I don't recall Lebron outsourcing countless jobs, dumping toxic waste into our streams, buying off politicians, or displacing communities.
At least he's not getting paid to mess up our lives. He entertains and his career doesn't impact society in any significant negative way.
originally posted by: Grovit
a reply to: coop039
dude, celebs get everything on the arm
when they show up at say the academy awards, they are given gift bags with free #.
like ipads, iphones, etc...the people that can afford it get it for free.
but yeah, the sag allows them to have insurance.
meals are comped for them. they get free cars and such.
when you that rich and you can afford it, you dont have to...its all on the arm.
something else to make you go wtf
Even when some of them donate to charities, it may sound like a lot of money, but compared to what they make, it's not a big deal at all.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: Grovit
As far as I have seen sports figures always do come up in the conversations of the wealth gap in our nation.
I think the best example of that is Giancarlo Stanton new contract with the marlins.
This man is basically making 50k plus a day, which is over what many people in this nation make in a year.
He was asked if he should be embarrassed about it, which I would say is the wrong word to begin with, but he just shrugged if off and laughed about it.
originally posted by: jtrenthacker
Although many people are outraged by the enormous salaries of these top athletes, the truth is that the fans are the ones responsible for the salaries they receive. Prices are set dependent on what the consumers want and most importantly what the consumer is willing to pay. At the end of the day, you have to consider these factors. Professional athletes make what they do because of us. WE pay to watch them play.
Average pay for the NFL is 1.9 million. The league brought in 9 BILLION in revenue last year.
How many people can work at McDonald's? Basically everyone. How many people can teach? Considerably less, but still a very high number.
There is only ONE LeBron James, currently the best basketball player in the world.
If anything, certain athletes such as LeBron are underpaid compared to the revenue they bring in for their franchise and league.
His current deal is 2 yr./42 million. 21 mil a year is a ton of money however, his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers will generate over $215 million annually in new and redistributed money for the franchise and Cleveland from tourism, taxes, service industry spending and the team’s business according to Bloomberg. He’s essentially a walking, talking economy.
originally posted by: amicktd
Grovit, I don't think I have ever disagreed with anything I've seen you post. But I'll have to disagree with you on this one. We the people control their salaries. If everyone quit watching sports/movies...they wouldn't make anything.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: Grovit
Not unless they somehow benefit greatly from it, end up profiting more, looking better than they really are, then I don't think they'd even try it.
i say there is something wrong with that picture.
if anything should change, its that.
originally posted by: InhaleExhale
Yes, you support them getting paid so much just as I and all the others that watch them on TV do.
How many threads have you made reviewing films and now you want rant about you supporting such a system?