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What is the highest paid sport based on average player salaries?

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American professional basketball players are the highest paid based on average salaries, with an average NBA player making $4.6 million in the 2014-2015 season. That can be attributed at least partially to the relatively small rosters of basketball teams.

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Among American sports, Major League Baseball comes in second, with an average player salary of $4.17 million a year. The National Hockey League is third in the United States, with an average salary of $3.82 million, and the National Football League is fourth at $2.11 million.

Of the 17 highest-paying sports leagues in the world, nine are soccer leagues. India's Independent Premiere League is the second-highest paying sports league in the world. The English Premiere League and Germany's Bundesliga are fourth and sixth in the world respectively.

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