Listen, we get why NBA players are paid more than their NFL brethren. Both sides get about 50 percent of the revenue in their leagues. But when you divide that number by 15 (for an NBA roster), you get a much larger average salary than when you spread out all that football money to over 50 players.
That’s fine. It makes rational sense. But there’s still something off about the whole thing. For all of their athletic prowess and entertaining play, NBA players don’t put their bodies on the line like NFL players do.