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The 25 highest-paid NBA players of all time

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  1. KingCheetah

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    The 25 highest-paid NBA players of all time

    Thanks to the NBA's skyrocketing TV contracts and smaller rosters, a basketball career can be quite lucrative compared to other major sports.

    This is especially true for the athletes who played a large chunk of their careers between the late 1990s and the 2011 lockout. These years led to some large contracts for players we might not consider among the all-time greats.

    But with the recent surge in the NBA's salary cap, today's stars are starting to catch up, and even surpass, those players in career earnings.

    Here is a look at the 25 players who have made at least $160 million, according to data collected from Spotrac and Basketball-Reference:

    25. Tony Parker ― $160.8 million

    24. Amar'e Stoudemire ― $161.6 million

    23. Tracy McGrady ― $163.0 million

    22. Elton Brand — $165.9 million

    21. Vince Carter ― $167.1 million

    20. Jermaine O'Neal ― $167.6 million

    Full list with contract details:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/highest-paid-nba-players-all-time-2017-2

     
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    Geez one supermax contract beats the super hogh paid guys career earnings.

    Steph westbrook and harden make like 205 mil on one contract

    Jordan dwarfed his earnings from nba contracts with jordan brand though. His shoes got him a lot of scratch
     
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    so Lebron needs 3 years to pass Kobe and Garnett.
     
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    Love that they decided to go with this pic of Tracy... they know where he belongs:

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    With the churro eaters!
     
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    Jordan made more money in 1 year than the rest of his team combined. That would be equivalent of a player making a 100mil/year contract today.
     
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    He's a billionaire -- it's a joke.
     
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    Looks like only Kobe & LeBron have made > $30 million single season.
     
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    In the 1997-1998 season, Jordan made $33.1 million. It's still the highest single-season NBA salary ever.

    At the time the salary cap was $26.9 million, and the average NBA team payroll was $32.7 million. There was no maximum salary rule, and teams were allowed to go over the $26.9 million salary cap to re-sign their own free agents. So in summer 1997, Jordan signed a one-year, $33.1 million contract that would be impossible under the maximum salary rules, which were established in response to the contract in 1999.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-jordans-1998-salary-lebron-2014-10


     
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    That's not true anymore, Curry made 34.7 million this season. (if I understand what I found in research)
     
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    That article is from 2014 so it's probably a little off.
     
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    Looks like LeBron is making 33.3 million this year.
     
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    20. Jermaine O'Neal
    19. Tyson Chandler
    18. Chris Webber
    17. Ray Allen
    16. ZBo
    15. Chris Paul
    14. Jason Kidd
    13. D-Wade
    12. Paul Pierce
    11. Pau Gasol

    10. Dwight Howard
    9. Bosh
    8. Joe Johnson
    7. Carmelo
    6. Lebron James
    5. Tim Duncan
    4. Dirk Nowitzki

    Shaq, Kobe, KG.
     
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    Several guys on that list with zero titles, NBA first-team, and limited all-star game appearances -- Brand, Chandler, Randolph, and Jermaine O'Neal are probably the most overpaid (looking at those particular stats).
     
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    Ryan Anderson trying to make this list.
     
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    He look ok in vacational clothes.
     
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