Top 5 Earning Pro Athletes During a Recession

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Top 5 Earning Pro Athletes During a Recession
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Yesterday morning I heard about the LA Lakers signing Kobe Bryant to a three year, 90 million dollar contract extension. I was befuddled by that amount of money. I know that in professional sports it is just the nature of the beast. Yesterday afternoon we found out that my wife is most likely losing her job next week, my boss cut the work staff by more than 30% and the knife keeps carving. Over 10% of Americans are unemployed, an astronomical rate. People are losing houses, families, lives, but here is to the pros that keep us routing!

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