To maintain this status, they tirelessly train and practice year after year to improve their performance.Even though they work very hard, athletes do not need to be paid tens of millions of dollars and, despite what these athletes might say, paying them less would not minimize their hard work.Many say that athletes and entertainers live in a care free world by all the money they make and that their job isn’t that hard to do.
Their high wages would be easier to accept if athletes made a better impact on society, like capitalizing on their fame to be role models.
Although some may do this, all too often, we hear about the scandals: using steroids to artificially enhance their performance, cheating on their significant others or abusing their families.
After all, the salary of one professional athlete would be enough to help an entire city in a third world country overcome poverty.
Moreover, if doctors study for years to make a fraction of an athlete’s salary and still live comfortably, then there’s no reason an athlete can’t survive on a lower salary.
What comes to mind if someone mentions entertainer or an athlete?
People think of their lavish lifestyle, and their salaries are excessive.In fact, it’s the consensus that they are underpaid, but these individuals are shaping the future of the country.Some of them may even help future athletes along their way to stardom, but are only making a fraction of an athlete’s salary.If I asked you to play one baseball game and then handed you 0,000, you would make almost as much as Alex Rodriguez does every game.Athletes’ exorbitant wages are shocking but certainly not unusual.Higher wages make it virtually impossible to have good role models in sports, because often, the athletes’ priorities aren’t what they should be.In most careers, workers do all they can to avoid being injured because, in extreme cases, this could lead to unemployment.Some may envy athletes’ salaries, but that’s no surprise when the median household income in the United States is about ,000.Meanwhile, Lebron James makes million in one year and is still considered — you guessed it — underpaid.However, that’s not to say that athletes don’t deserve significant compensation for their talents.These individuals have been scouted by agents since high school — or even earlier — and are considered the best at what they do.