When that pie is divided, the players don't get a single dime.

And don't bring up a free education. It, in no way, equals the amount of money these players bring in with ticket sales, jerseys, TV rights and the such.  

It's unfair to ask players to play for free.

Sadly, most of the same people who point at players and call them dumb, would do the same exact them if they were presented with the opportunity of getting paid, well paid, to play ball and have a dream come true.

Burke and Hardaway, Jr. are smarter than fans. McGary and Robinson III should be smart, too.