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Is it Time for the NCAA Pay Their Players ?

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The NCAA brings in over a billion dollars in revenue, some of the coaches get paid over  million dollars, and the better the sports program the better the ticket sales . The athletes are given a great education, but do they deserve a little bit more? Is it time to start paying college athletes ?

According to the NCAA website, there are 22 sports at the collegiate level that is Men’s and Women’s sports combined. Now, not all of these sports bring in a strong revenue to the school. The sport that brings in the most revenue for the NCAA and the schools is football.  The better the program,  the more national exposure on Saturday nights. Sponsorships from television ads played during the game, and during bowl game season the better the bowl game equals more money brought into the school.

Now many things bring in money for the school and the NCAA like ticket sales, profit of merchandise and big-time partnerships like Nike and Adidas.  There are schools that have coaches that make over 10 million per year, which is much more than an NBA coach’s salary.

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Some of these players are looked at as rock stars, especially when it comes to football and basketball. Yet they can not make a profit off their own name. Explains the reason why most college basketball players, take advantage of the one and done rule. Most call it crazy to miss out on free education and risk not having another option to fall back on. Not to burst anyone’s dream of playing in the pros, but according to the NCAA, only 1.5 percent of student-athletes are drafted to the NFL, 1 percent in the NBA, and .9 percent for the WNBA. So would paying the players make a difference ?

They can’t pay every single sport, but football and basketball should at least get some type of payout if the NCAA and their schools can make millions off of them?

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Dwayne Wade And Lebron James Share The Court One Last Time

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Dwayne Wade and Lebron James played their final game against each other in the Staple Center on Monday night.

This is a bitter-sweet moment that both players have been dreading since Wade announced that this would be he would be retiring at the end of the year.

James spoke to ESPN about the impact that Wade had on his career. “Obviously, without D-Wade in my career, I wouldn’t be sitting here with this résumé that I have,” said James. “Individually, I think I would still be doing my thing individually, but as far as me accomplishing the team goals that truly mean most to me? Twenty-seven wins in a row. Four straight Finals. Two back-to-back championships. It goes without saying. I wouldn’t be able to accomplish it without him.”

Wade had a chance to send the game into overtime, but Lebron was able to force him into a bad shot from the arch.

“He knew my move at the end that stopped me from getting to my shot,” Wade said. “That’s how well we know each other, man. Just two competitors who enjoy the game of basketball, who love each other and love competing. So I’m glad that in my 16 years that we were on the court together, we was in this game, we’ve made a big impact on and off the court.”

It was clearly tough for both players and great moment to witness.

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Dolphins Beat The Patriots On Wild Lateral Play

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The Miami Dolphins trailed the Patriots by 5 points with less than 5 seconds left.

With no timeouts and 60 yards to go, the Dolphins called a Lateral. The one play that even player dreams off pulling as a kid.

Gronk was back playing deep expecting a Hailmary. What he didn’t expect was for the team to go for a pull off three laterals. Kenyan Drake took a lateral 52 yards to the end zone. Drake was able to speed pass Gronk for the amazing play.

Dolphins won the game 34-33 with no seconds left on the clock.

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Rumor: Lebron Wants Melo To Join The Lakers

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Carmelo Anthony might be heading to LA.

A new report from  Joe Vardon of The Athletic, says Lebron James and his camp believe that Anthony, who was told by the Houston Rockets that he no longer had a future with the team just 10 games into the season, can help the Lakers if given the chance.

Anthony, 34, is estranged from the Houston Rockets – still on their payroll for the league-minimum $2.4 million but gone from the team after the two sides decided he was not a fit after just 10 games.

Melo can’t be traded until at least Dec. 15, and sources said there had been no request made by James to Lakers president Magic Johnson or general manager Rob Pelinka to make a deal for his friend.

Lakers are still trying to find the right pieces to surround James with. Let us know what you think about.

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