Lots of big salary news out of the National Basketball Association the past couple of weeks: Stephen Curry of the league-champion Golden State Warriors just signed a deal that will pay him $40 million a year for the next five seasons. James Harden of the Houston Rockets is guaranteed $228 million over the next six years. Everybody’s getting paid. Otto Porter Jr, the third-best player for the good-but-not-great Washington Wizards, will make $25 million a year. As long as professional sports have existed, fans have complained that players make too much money. But in an ...
In praise of sports stars leaving money on the table
Pro athletes accepting sub-market value contracts are making a business judgment
Stephen L Carter Last Updated at July 12, 2017 22:16 IST