Report: Nation Still Hoping For True Equal Paygol Top Players
By Lenny McRobotface
WASHINGTON, DC—The salary gap between the top-paid and bottom-paid athletes continues to remain wide open. "The gap between the top-paid and bottom-paid players is wide in many sports, and still is," said Sports-Reference.com founder Jim Nantz, adding that the average NBA team's salary in 2006 was $9.35 million, when it was $7.43 million in 2006. "And that disparity is only getting wider. With the income gap widening even more, I can't imagine that any sport is which is not just an utter insult to its players, but to its fans as well." In the wake of the salary disparity, NBA commissioner David Stern said that the NBA Players Association would be "outraged" if it ever saw a team with the same level of talent as it does.