They are 10 of the greatest players in the NBA. Some are future Hall of Famers, others may be forgotten but one thing is sure that all of them earn more than most CEOs in the business world today. From Kobe to Shaq, Iverson to the Big Ticket, these champions of the hardwood command some serious salaries that are at the top of the sports world.
Here I have compiled some of highest paid players in the NBA. I hope you will like it.
Kevin Garnett is one of the NBA’s most passionate players. Anyone who has watched him play knows that he earns every cent of that $25 million salary.
This 9-time NBA All Star may have not earned himself a championship, but his versatile play and leadership has earned him $21 million this season.
Jermaine O’Neal has carved out an impressive career for himself with stifling defense, strong rebounding and dominant post play. His $21 million salary was traded along with him to the Toronto Raptors, where he now resides as the 2nd highest paid player in the NBA.
This future Hall of Famer has several healthy seasons ahead of him in which to break some records. As the greatest shooting guard in the game today, Kobe has earned himself three NBA championships and $21 million this season.
On the court, he is one of the most dominant players to ever play the game. This 4-time NBA champion has got 21 million for this season.
Iverson has a different skill set. He’s small, he’s fast, and he has more heart for the game than most of the players he blows by on the daily. Iverson has a difficult task to earn his $21 million this season to put the superstar status behind him and become a role player in team.
The New York Knicks’ Stephon Marbury is currently undergoing a high-profile fight to be bought out of a mammoth contract earning him nearly $21 million this year.
Tim Duncan status as a Hall of Fame player is guaranteed, having carried the San Antonio Spurs legacy on his back for the last decade. His $20.5 million salary this year is well warranted, and his quiet humility makes his riches hard to hate.
Ray Allen has established himself as one of the top shooting guards in the game, a player so brilliant with the basketball that many in the sports media consider his shot the “prettiest in the game”. His contract has $19 million in it.
This 7-foot German Wonder is a 7-time NBA All star. Dirk is a versatile power forward able to defend, shoot threes and bang in the post. Dirk Nowitzki remains the face of the Mavericks franchise– which earned him an $18 million contract of Mark Cuban’s monies.
Author Ahsan Mukhtar