All week, anywhere you stepped in Miami last week, it was impossible to be unaware of what was coming. Reminders were everywhere, from highway billboards to colorful flags that blew in the breeze. The faces of Messi, the brilliant Barcelona and Argentina forward, and Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid’s matinee idol and the reigning world player of the year, were never hard to find..
The amateur game, meanwhile, was always sprinkled with screamers and umpire abusers. (If you want to see on court behavior at its worst today, attend a United States Tennis Association juniors match, a last bastion of amateur tennis, where young players, trusted with making their own line judgments, can be glimpsed “hooking,” or calling their opponents’ shots out even though they are an inch or two in. Matches too.) Under the table payments from tournament organizers for travel and other expenses were pervasive on the amateur circuit, as players scrambled to make ends meet.
This month, the Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green announced a $3.1 million donation to Michigan State’s athletic department one of the largest sums ever given by an active athlete. But seven figure philanthropy from pro athletes is becoming more common. Contract to the University of Nebraska, and Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson gave $5 million to the University of Illinois at Chicago about half the budget for the Flames’ new baseball stadium.
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