The Importance Of Popular Sports Athletes

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Today all different types of sports are broadcasted on television. The media talks about Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, and other popular athletes signing million dollar contracts. Yet most sports enthusiasts never stop to think, “Wow! That’s a lot of money”. Why do athletes get paid so much? Why is someone worth millions of dollars?” (Wilbon). Popular sports athletes deserve million dollar salaries, because these are the players we watch, we cheer for, we buy jerseys, t- shirts, and shoes from. These players put a lot of hard work into what they do and bring a lot of joy to many people 's lives. Professional athletes go through college, and trained hard for their whole life so it would be possible for them to play …show more content…
ESPN is one of the biggest television channels in the world, it has to be in the top 3 most viewed TV programs in the United States (Griffin). Without them there would be no entertainment. Like UNC vs Duke basketball/football. People will camp for weeks in extremely bad weather conditions. People love big rivals of sport teams the thrill of their team winning and rubbing it in another fan 's face. UNC vs Duke is the biggest rival on ESPN. Their stadiums are always sold out, like when the NBA finals the last game is always sold out. Another example is the Super Bowl. It is always sold out; that must be the most watched sporting event that’s on television. So these athletes deserve to be paid because of their hard work and effort and giving people what they really want and that is entertainment. Professional athletes deserve to be paid as much as they currently are because of the extreme amount of work the athletes put into their profession and the sport, the athletes help stimulate the economy, and the athletes provide people with endless …show more content…
The professional athletes provide so many people with endless entertainment. If people break it down and see the things the athletes do to make millions, they would also agree that professional athletes should make millions. Derrick Rose the number one NBA basketball point guard, got paid 18.86 million dollars to play for the Chicago bulls. If people don 't know Derrick Rose he got drafted into the NBA in 2008. Derrick Rose has had the most serious injuries that any person can face. Derrick has had an MCL, ACl torn in one knee and an ACL is torn in the other knee. After the second injury everyone was wondering if he would retire. Most people wanted him to retire because if it happened again, his knee would need to be replace. Derrick Rose did not want to retire, not for him, but for his fans. After Derrick Rose had surgery had to train every day to make his knee strong as it possibly could be for him to go out and play as hard as he possibly could. Derrick never quit. When Derrick went down on November 22, 2013 everyone heart dropped as he laid their throbbing with pain. Every Fan watching though his career was done. Fans wanted Derrick to stop playing it 's not worth going out killing yourself to make your fans happy. In an interview fans asked why aren 't you retiring after so many injuries. Derrick Rose stated, i 'm not doing this for me, I 'm doing this

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