If You Could Play Any Sport, Which One Should You Choose?

Will Leitch, in his New York Magazine column, advances an interesting question.

If we accept that the world will no longer allow for multiple-sport stars, what sport should a burgeoning superstar choose?

His only metric is the “universally accepted do-what’s-good-for-your-bottom-line” one, which is basically making a lot of money playing this specific sport. Leitch’s “mythical, hypothetical 18-year-old wunderkind” wants to maximize his earning potential and have the highest possible quality of life.

I was a bit surprised that individual sports like golf, tennis, and NASCAR did not translate into vast paydays, comparatively speaking.

His answer is fascinating. My guess was Major League Baseball at the onset of reading his piece, but I was wrong.

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