The rich get richer, the greed gets bigger and the competition becomes a threat to an individual's empire. Time to get the coach fired.
Since professional athletics first came into existence, coaches and players have rarely seen eye to eye. The player is often under the impression that a team sport is actually designed to favor an individual, while a coach is looking for ways to incorporate all of his weapons.
And then the player pulls out the biggest weapon of all: the amount of money on his paycheck. This is a battle that coaches lose every time.
But who emerges victorious? Here's a list of 10 players who can stake their claim as some of those lucky winners.