Profesional athletes have always been paid a lot of money for what they do, play a game. Them getting paid that much money for a game is way to much money.Their job doesn't really help anybody and it is one of the largest paying jobs. I will tell you why their job pays to much. The first reason they get paid to much is because they get paid millions fro playing a game and alot of people just love the game and play for fun. Another reason athletes get paid to much because they are are getting paid morte than most people for a job that doesnt help anybody. over all these are the reasons that profesional athletes get paid to much.