Why NFL players are throwing shade during NBA free agency

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PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 5: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies passes the ball on Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the third quarter of the game at Moda Center on November 5, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When a nine-year veteran who’s never even made an All Star game becomes your league’s highest paid player, that payday is going to raise some eyebrows around professional sports.

Sure, it’s great for Indianapolis native Mike Conley, agreeing to a deal with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies for a whopping $153 million. If they offer it, you don’t say no, but the fact that that deal trumps the NFL’s biggest contract, just signed by Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck at $139 million, can be a puzzling juxtaposition to wrap your head around and fully understand.

It appears so for NFL players, at least.

Indy Sports Central’s Dave Griffiths sheds some light on the NFL vs. NBA salary issue in this video: