The following is the headline for the top story in AOL’s “News” at this moment:

Howard Traded in Blockbuster Deal

A stunning four-team trade reportedly completed late Thursday will send Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard to another team.

Is it just me, or does this seem a little bit like slavery?  Even the Hollywood stars have won their independence from the studio system of the past.  But athletes are still bought and sold–and traded–as individuals and as teams.  I realize the sports stars get paid too much money (just as the Hollywood stars do).  Yet this does not justify buying and selling–and trading–human beings.

Not only is this practice unethical–it’s downright ridiculous!

4 Responses to “TRADED?”

  1. 1 bearmancartoons August 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Problem is all the great players would go play with the same team. Studio system, you couldn’t all be in one blockbuster.

  2. 3 Abby August 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

    It does have a bit of a slavery feel. But remember, it’s all done with agents and reps and LOTSA money. Sports are for entertainment. It’s business for the team owners, and the players are the assets.

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