In a move that stunned the sports universe, David Beckham has signed to play with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer. Leaving Real Madrid–one of soccer’s most famous clubs–Beckham talks about his desire to help grow soccer in the United States. While his desire and passion for a new challenge is noble, we think the $250,000,000 he’s scheduled to be paid in the next five years may have something to do with his decision as well.
Our critical question for today revolves around Beckham’s astronomical salary. We’re wondering if any athlete or entertainer ever deserves to be paid a ridiculous amount of money for their talent. Is it fair that one man can make more in a minute than some people make in a year?
Here’s what we think:
So what do you think? Does it make sense to pay entertainers and athletes millions of dollars? Leave us a comment to share your thinking and join us again soon on The Blurb.
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