A fascinating documentary

Broke. An ESPN Film by Billy Corben

60% of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. 78% of former NFL players are bankrupt within two years of retirement.

You can watch the whole thing (somehow?) here.

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2 comments

  1. That is sad for many reasons. First, the idolatry of people, places, or things that are incapable of handling the burden or glory (it’s just too, too much). Second, if jobs were paid proportionate to what they required, teachers would make a lot more, for example. And finally, the men and their families got used to a certain lifestyle and when the money no longer flowed in at the same amount, they couldn’t adjust… It is sad.

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