Because they don't.
in a way they do by getting scholarships.
The first time basketball players got paid was in 1896
he year basketball players began being paid was 1896
College and High school do not get paid. If you are in the NBA usually the owner of the team will negotiate with the basketball players agent. They usually get paid on how popular or good they are but they get about 20 to 30 million dollars a year.
they first payed basketball players in 1896
Football get paid the most.
the year basketball players began being paid was 1896