Should College Athletes be paid for their performance? More and more college athletes are becoming household names without shoe deals, video game endorsements or a weekly paycheck. And more and more often, people are asking if colleges and universities should pay student athletes. The answer is no. But should companies like Nike have to give student athletes a piece of their jersey sales?
First of all, Kobe Bryant holds the record for most three- pointers made with twelve in one game, on January 7th, 2003 vs. the Seattle SuperSonics. Hitting 12 threes is scoring 36 points from beyond the arc. For a shooting guard who isn’t known as a pure three point shooter like Ray Allen, or Rashard Lewis-- holding the record is an amazing accomplishment especially since Mr. Bryant had been 24 years old at the time. This record can only add on to Kobe’s legacy of being an assassin on the court when it comes to basketball. Meanwhile, on January 22nd, 2006
Shayne Justice English 101 October 23, 2011 Kobe Bryant Vs Michael Jordan In the history of the National Basketball Association; two players who are very similar are Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Michael Jordan led the Bulls three championships from 1991 to 1993 and another three from 1996 to 1998. While Kobe Bryant pushed the Lakers to a similar path from 2000 to 2002. However, while the two are both superb basketball players who have a number of accomplishments on their resume, are also different in several ways. The biggest difference between the two athletes is their individual awards in the NBA.
Michael Jordan went on to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was an all-star player. He went on t0 be drafted to the NBA. The NBA website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time”. He became known as “Air Jordan”, because he could jump very high and put the basketball in the net. Michael Jordan retired from the NBA in 1993 and came back to play in 1995 and retired again in 1999.
The Bulls had pure shooters such as John Paxton and Steve Kerr who would knock down 3-point shots when they were needed (Wikipedia.org). John Paxton was the reason the Bulls won the 1992-1993 NBA Championship due to the fact that he hit a 3-point shot with 3.9 seconds left in game six against the Phoenix Suns (Wikipedia.org). The reason the Bulls were so successful was because everyone on the team knew their role and knew what they had to contribute to the team for the organization to be successful. The role players knew they had to grab rebounds, make hustle plays, play defense and leave the scoring to Michael and Scottie. As
Now we can add Michael Jordan name to the list of players I just named. Jordan is being inducted into the Hall of Fame today due to his great basketball skills on the court and all of the things he accomplished in fifteen seasons in the NBA. As a child Jordan basketball career had some ups and downs. According to ESPN, “during his sophomore year at Laney, a 5’9 Michael Jordan tried out for the basketball team. He was passed over for the final spot on the varsity team.” He took that as motivation and dominated on the junior varsity team.
Having a fixed dollar amount for a league helps weaker or smaller teams compete better with the larger ball clubs. A sports team shouldn’t be decided on how much money a team has, yet it should be decided on how much talent the team has. In the NBA for example, considering that all teams have the same amount to spend on player salaries, the teams should be more evenly matched; this makes for better and more exciting games. Player salaries take a large chunk out of the team’s expenditures in the first place; paying the players even more would take so much away from the team. The teams have less money for promotions, advertising, and field or court maintenance.
Without NBA players constantly in the spotlight, gives these advertisers less ways to reach the market. Pepsi and Coca Cola will also be affected slightly because of the advertisements and commercials it would display during basketball games to reach the
He was named the Rookie of the Year in 2006, which began a career that includes five consecutive All-Star game appearances from '08 until now, named twice to the All-NBA first team, and two Olympic gold medals with team USA (NBA.com: Chris Paul bio). In a game that is generally dominated by the taller and stronger players, Chris Paul exemplifies how the game should be played 'below the rim' so to speak. Peyton Manning is an NFL quarterback for the Denver that is known for making his career based off being intellectually on another level in his sport, making up for his lack of speed and athleticism with precision and seeing things on the field before they happen. Chris Paul has been compared as the 'Peyton Manning' of the basketball court, based on his craftiness and advanced intellectual understanding of the sport. Two off-seasons ago, Chris Paul was the cornerstone piece in a trade that placed him with the Los Angeles Clippers with fellow young superstar, Blake Griffin.
After they finished last in their division every year of their existence the timing of high draft picks for a decade created a good team. However, now that their players are now well trained and have star-power they will probably be scouted and bought by big-market teams. This system is not fair. If the salary cap was set so that even team has the same amount of money to spend on players, then every thing would be equal, and