A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Let the $$$ Flow MoneyMoneyMoney Sport’s Illustrated Fortunate 50
LET THE $$$ FLOW “MONEYMONEYMONEY” SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S FORTUNATE 50
THERE’S BLACK GOLD IN SPORTS
Whatever the Wages
of Sin may be
they can’t compete
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.
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
Shaquille O’Neal Miami Heat
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
Derek Jeter New York Yankees
Michael Vick Atlanta Falcons
Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers
Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets
Chris Weber Philadelphia 76ers
Michael Finley San Antonio Spurs
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs
Jason Kidd New Jersey Nets
Vince Carter New Jersey Nets
Jermaine O’Neal Indiana Pacers
Stephon Marbury New York Knicks
Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants
Brian Grant Boston Celtics
Anfernee Hardaway ( Retired NY Knicks )
Grant Hill Orlando Magic
Jalen Rose New York Knicks
Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
Steve Francis New York Knicks
Edgerrin James Arizona Cardinals
Eddie Jones Memphis Grizzlies
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
so much Black Wealth
so little Black Power
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