NBA free agency has once again put the NFL’s pay scale and collective bargaining agreement into perspective, with Steph Curry and Blake Griffin getting five-year deals worth $201 million and $173 million, respectively, and a journeyman such as J.J. Redick (above with Amir Johnson) signing a one-year deal for $23 million, or about the same as a top-five NFL quarterback.

Meanwhile, in the NFL, the owners continue to print their own money. The league’s national revenue — shared equally among the 32 teams, and derived mostly from TV contracts — increased by 9.6 percent from 2015-16, with each team receiving $244 million this past year, per figures released last week in the Packers’ yearly financial report:

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