Barack vs. Shaq

The worst player in the NBA, whoever that may be, will be paid at least $427,163 this year. That’s the league minimum for salaries. So, anyone who wears a uniform and travels with the team has to make at least that much. That boils down to $5,209.30 per game.

Barack Obama will make $400,000 this year as the President of the United States.

Fair? Unfair?

I say fair. Why?

Because the NBA players will draw hundreds of thousands of fans to games this year, creating millions of dollars in revenue through ticket/merchandise/sponsors/etc… and they deserve to receive what they make possible.

My lovely wife Lindsay says they shouldn’t make that much, but I disagree. They only make that much money because we, their fans, buy their product.