In my opinion profesional athletes are paid too much because they do not provide anything for society besides entertainment. Now a lot of people would argue that people are willing to pay that money to see them play.In my opinion you should not have to pay $500 dolars a ticket to watch people play up close.My family and I once did the math to a specific pro athlete named Kobe Bryant. He ets paid 24 million dolars a year. That's $362,000 a game. He makes what my parents make in three years in one night. Wait a minute, something is wrong with this picture. We also did another math equation, Saying kobe bryant works eight hours a day every day except weekends for a year he makes $12,000 dolars an hour. That's crazy if you ask me, that's crazy.