Bynum enters an elite club
Sports' most lucrative contracts are often handed to names you know well: Pujols, Peyton, Kobe, A-Rod. But usually mega-paid stars are also long in the tooth, feted with big bucks because they have a career's worth of greatness to stand behind.
But it's a new day in athletics. Earlier this month, the L.A. Lakers exercised a team option on Andrew Bynum, agreeing to pay the 24-year-old $16.1 million for the '12-'13 season. Where does that rank the All-Star centre among sports' highest-paid young stars? Considering the four major North American sports, here are the athletes 25-and-under that pull in the largest annual fortunes.
*All figures in USD.
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