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It pays to play in the NBA these days

Mamas, don't let you babies grow up to be (Dallas) Cowboys. Don't let them throw footballs and play tackle or touch. Make them shoot free throws and grab rebounds and such. Why would any parent want their kid to grow up to play in the NFL, where teams pay their players like sweatshop workers at the risk of long-term health issues with non-guaranteed contracts and for salaries that don't seem to add up when the league is valued at $45 billion. If you want your kid to live a lifestyle of the rich and famous, where he goes to sleep each night with champagne wishes and caviar dreams, put a basketball hoop in the front driveway and let him shoot free throws until the street...