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Uproar in the US: NBA mascot wins prize money triple that of WNBA’s most valuable player

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Controversy in the US after it was revealed that an NBA mascot’s salary is three times that of the women’s league’s most valuable player.

the pet of NBA Denver Nuggets Almost triple the price Highest-earning female player in the WNBA. the pay gap that sparked controversy due to the huge difference in salaries between the two leagues.

Portal sports business journal This week, we detailed the Nuggets’ mascot, Rocky the Mountain Lion. $625,000 per year (over P590 million) making the person behind that outfit the highest-paid NBA mascot.

“Harry the Hawk” is also far behind the $600,000-earning Atlanta Hawks.

These significant salaries for the Nuggets and Hawks mascots contrast with the situation for WNBA players, whose contract salary cap for the 2022 season was $228,094 (approximately P217 million).

3 WNBA figure skating players reach highest pay of the year: Legendary Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury), Breanna Stewart world Jewel Lloyd (both from the Seattle Storm).

In comparison, the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry was the highest-paid NBA player for the 2021-2022 season, earning $45.78 million on that course alone (besides that, he’s also paid for other things like sponsorships and investments). (Star players like LeBron James earn a lot more than they do on the court.)

In this sense, the salary of “Rocky the Mountain Lion” was recently used by the network as another example of the huge gender pay gap in basketball in North America.

“I can learn to be a pet,” he tweeted Wednesday. Angel McCourtry the WNBA’s top scorer for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Controversy over underpaid WNBA players is nothing new, and there was also a stir before the start of last season when Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon was found to be charging $1 million per course. , four times the highest annual salary of a female player.

Source: Biobiochile

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