NBA

PSA: Players, Their Contracts, and All Aimless Discussions, Thereof

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 27:  National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern (L) greets Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig before testifying with the heads of the NFL and the NHL to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection about the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports on Captiol Hill February 27, 2008 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee also heard testimony from officials from the U.S. Olympic Committee, National Thoroughbred Racing and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
yungCaucasoid ...Correspondent IJuly 13, 2009
Unfortunately, we live in a society today which is moved by people who attack NBA players, over their salaries. 
This phenomena occurred long before our current economic crisis, and I am fairly sure of why the peculiar scrutiny is more about *who receive the salaries* than, the salaries themselves.  Especially in light of facts to be laid out here. 
And, of course we just don't seem to hear this disparaging-talk about PGA Golf salaries, MLB pitcher's salaries, NASCAR drivers' salaries, NFL rookie-QB salaries, and especially never never ever do we hear all of the galactically-negative talk nor attacks onto he, who's salary, dwarf's even the most lucrative NBA player's contract;
TEAM OWNERS!

Thats right beautiful readers, the NBA's front-office, David Stern, and his cast of White team owners, did rake in $3.2-billion dollars last year.

Now weigh that, versus 1984.  When White team owners were allowed to spend $3.6-million total, on their team's player-salaries.

As today, an owner is allowed to pay out $57-million per season on his team's salaries.  This is a very accurate gauge for depicting how much loot the owner's are raking in now, and player's salary only barely dent their revenues.

So, once again, please consider this PSA as more proof of how aimless it is to focus on players, when attacking money issues.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices