And nobody knew who LeBron was until he was starting to make it big.
I wasn't the one who googled who she was either. But athletes do a lot for society. Some actually do things in their communities and help a lot of people that way. But even if they don't, sports are an outlet for a lot of people and it's a hobby and it's something people love and that brings value to society. You don't have sports and you lose a TON of the entertainment people have and having entertainment is important in any society.