It’s every child’s dream.
Become a successful athlete, make millions of dollars, buy your mom a house, pay for your sister’s education, found a groundbreaking new charity and fund the discovery of a cure for cancer.
Unfortunately, every child doesn’t end up achieving even the first part this dream, and oftentimes, the ones that do are a lot more interested in spending that money on enormous beds, wild animals and limitless supplies of pistachios. (Literally. Just keep reading.)
Indeed, one of the most amusing and profoundly entertaining aspects of sports is that so often, players have the skills to earn millions and millions of dollars, but lack the self-control to spend it wisely.
These superstars provide us with a great lesson in financial responsibility, a great example of what happens when selfishness and stupidity join forces and the punchline of a great big joke all at the same time.
When the high salaries of athletes don’t end up going towards anything that could possibly make the world a better place, the best we can do is laugh all the way to the nearest discount convenience store.