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Former NFL defensive tackle Terrance Knighton went on an impassioned Twitter rant this weekend to stir up the age-old debate on why NFL players should be making more money than their NBA counterparts.
In reaction to some eye-popping deals this offseason, most recently James Harden signing a four-year, $118 million contract extension with the Houston Rockets and Steph Curry signing the NBA’s first $200 million contract over five years with the Golden State Warriors, Knighton fumed about the disparity.
“Aaron Rodgers should be making more money (than) James Harden,” Knighton tweeted, rolling off a laundry list of NFL stars who should be making more than comparable NBA stars. “Tom Brady should be making more money (than) Steph Curry.”
Rogers is in the fourth year of a five-year $110 million salary he signed in 2013; Brady is playing under a two-year deal for $41 million.