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Kobe Bryant brings in $24.8 million a year, LeBron James gets $12.5 a year, and Alex Rodriguez takes home $27.5 million a year. Between three star athletes they make a combined almost $65 million dollars a year, not counting endorsements. The average salary in the United States according to a 2011/2012 survey is $47,000 (Average Salary). It is understood to most that the “job” of a professional athlete can be strenuous to the athletes themselves as well as their families, however to make a yearly salary of $27 million is a little excessive. In the state that today’s economy is in, there needs to be strict salary caps for professional athletes, not only to create more equality amongst Americans, but to bring more equality to the individual sports themselves.
A salary cap is basically how much a team is allotted to pay a player. The most recent news of salary caps were with the NBA lockout, however, salary caps have been around for a while. “Basketball was the first sport to cap salaries, in the 1984-85 season, and a similar restriction went into effect in football in 1994” (Staudoha…