Athletes are talented human beings but are they worth the millions that they are paid? Male athletes are among the most highly paid people in the world. Especially in basketball and football, every player is enormously paid. Though economics is the key to understanding why these athletes earn such tremendous salaries, still, it fails to explain why they actually do deserve it. Giving athletes high wages doesn't only distort them, but also bring downfall to clubs and the country's economy. The growth and the development of a sport may be reflected from the wages of the athletes and that is all it does. In conclusion, Team owners pay more to keep athletes on the team to be on a winning streak, but whether the drive to win is justifiable remains in doubt.
Giving these athletes high wages doesn't only distort the players, but it also bring downfall to clubs, the country's economy, and even to the game itself. A normal, typical professional basketball player makes more money playing for only fifteen minutes of a game than a professor can make in the whole year. In addition, that player may perform badly and his only discipline is less playing time. He still receives the same amount of money despite how much he plays, while people who have the "real" jobs has to perform well or else they will be fired. This spoils some athletes and makes them believe that they are special and are above the law. An example of a "spoiled" athlete is Patrick Ewing, a basketball player who is making millions of dollars per year. He once makes a very absurd comment that said, "with the money I"m making now, I can't afford to support my family." In addition to spoiling the athlete, high wages also cripple the football club itself. For example, the Italian football league, with millions of watchers and viewers, used to be called, "the greatest league on the planet." However, they are suffering from giving players too much money than they deserved.