Let the $$$ Flow MoneyMoneyMoney Sport’s Illustrated Fortunate 50

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Updated: August 12, 2006

LET THE $$$ FLOW “MONEYMONEYMONEY” SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S FORTUNATE 50

THERE’S BLACK GOLD IN SPORTS

Whatever the Wages

of Sin may be

they can’t compete

with Sports

Sports Illustrated has released its annual survey of what it refers to as The Fortunate 50 An under-statement if there ever was one. How about the The Fabulously Wealthy 50. Sports Illustrated that would be more accurate.

Do we even have to tell you

Which athlete is # 1 so far ahead of anyone else # 2 did not even bring in half as much last year. Once again topping the List is The 100 Million Dollar Man. The Richest Athlete on Earth Tiger Woods. Rumor is Tiger won’t read Bill Rhoden’s new book ” 40 Million Dollar Slaves ” because he makes so much more.

Anyway

We are here with today’s Box as a Public Service to report on the state of all Rich Black Athletes as defined by the SI Rankings.

24 1/2 (if you include Derek Jeter) of the 50 are African American or 50% of the Total.

So why is it

That African American DON’T have 50% of the power and 50% of the Executives and 50% of the Ownership in the Sports Industry. Why doesn’t ALL that follow the same logic. If you ask Bill Rhoden in his new book it is because these fabulously rich African Americans are ” 40 Million Dollar Slaves.”

For our Part here is

the Black component of the SI List

latest annual income of the Richest

and their Ranking on the List

#1

Tiger Woods

$97,628,024

#3

Shaquille O’Neal Miami Heat

$34,000.000

#4

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

$33,656,932

#6

LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

$28,621.800

#7

Derek Jeter New York Yankees

$28,000,000

#10

Michael Vick Atlanta Falcons

$25,400,000

#11

Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves

$25,000,000

#14

Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers

$23,453,125

#15

Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets

$23,094,250

#16

Chris Weber Philadelphia 76ers

$22,125,000

#20

Michael Finley San Antonio Spurs

$20,500,000

#24

Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

$19,345,156

#26

Jason Kidd New Jersey Nets

$18,940,000

#27

Vince Carter New Jersey Nets

$18,848,157

#28

Jermaine O’Neal Indiana Pacers

$17,625,000

#29

Stephon Marbury New York Knicks

$17,453,125

#31

Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants

$17,000,000

#35

Brian Grant Boston Celtics

$16,278,438

#36

Anfernee Hardaway ( Retired NY Knicks )

$16,000,000

#37

Grant Hill Orlando Magic

$15,944,250

Also

#37

Jalen Rose New York Knicks

$15,944,250

#41

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics

$15,843,157

#43

Steve Francis New York Knicks

$15,370,000

#44

Edgerrin James Arizona Cardinals

$15,250,000

#47

Eddie Jones Memphis Grizzlies

$14,810,000

Collectively that adds up to about $600Million in income this last year. A rather amazing 20 of the 25 are NBA Basketball Players. That tells you everything about the bargaining power of NBA players compared to NFL and MLB players. Especially NFL. The NFL being an even more profitable league but the player salaries are kept well capped all things considered. In comparison.

In addition to the 20 Black NBA players, there are only 2 NFL players, 2 MLB players, and then of course there is Tiger Woods in a League by himself.

What is left to say

except

so much Black Wealth

so little Black Power

Too Bad

Very Bad

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” I’M IN A LEAGUE BY MYSELF “