I have been a player and a fan for years. I understand these athletes need something to cover their medical expenses, travel, and family welfare. I can see with the deductions that their publicize salary is not accurate. what I have learned watching them on television are the superstar type players that get the max contracts. it changes them if they were humble before that money inflates their egos. you can see how this impacts the team and the league. superstar players team up suddenly to win a title. It has created salary inequality for its organization and league players.