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These Ballers Have Made BANK.

The NBA’s popularity is at an all-time high, and with it, basketball players are making more money than ever.

While some are earning their paychecks, putting up big numbers each night, others cash in on the league’s sweet guaranteed contract money. This doesn’t even factor in all the money players make from endorsements. And of course, with this money comes the purchasing power to buy some truly luxurious things.

Highest Earning NBA Players Of All Time!

Zach Randolph $65 million

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The menacing power forward is “the grit” of the Grizzlies.

Pau Gasol $65 million

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One of the best international players ever, Pau is looking for his third ring in Chicago.

Michael Finley $65 million

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Finley had a solid career with the Spurs and Mavs.

Alonzo Mourning $70 million

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Zo finally got his ring with his beloved Heat.

David Robinson $70 million

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The Admiral is one of the best centers and leaders of all time.

Amar’e Stoudamire $70 million

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The veteran forward recently signed with the Mavericks and is in pursuit to his first ring.

Paul Pierce $70 million


The Truth is still a veteran presence in the league, mentoring the young Wizards this season.

Derrick Rose $70 million

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D-Rose was once on track to be the best point guard in the NBA, but rapidly fell off due to injuries. Can he bounce back?

Jermaine O’Neal $70 million

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For a while, he was one of the better centers in the league. O’Neal may be best remembered for his role in the gruesome (but kinda awesome) “Malice At The Palace” brawl between his Pacers and the Pistons in 2004 where he was fined $4.1 million and suspended 15 games.

Elton Brand $70 million

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Brand has been a respected veteran presence for many years.

Antawn Jamison $70 million

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The former UNC Tarheel carved out a nice NBA career for himself.

Karl Malone $75 million

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The Mailman is perhaps the best player to never win a championship.

Tracy McGrady $75 million
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T-Mac was, at one time, the best scorer in the NBA. After coming straight out of high school, he had successful stints with the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets before an injury greatly diminished his skills. He then bounced around the league for several years, played for a couple seasons in China, and even tried his hand as a minor league baseball pitcher.

Rasheed Wallace $75 million

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Sheed was known for his fearsome defense in addition to being a hothead and having a penchant for receiving technical fouls. Regardless, he made a ton of money in his 16-year career. As he said: “Ball don’t lie.”

Tony Parker $75 million

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The point guard of the multi-time champion Spurs, the Frenchman is still a very good player.

Chris Paul $75 million
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CP3 is the Mayor of Lob City, trying to get a ring with the Clippers.

Dikembe Mutombo $75 million

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The defensive specialist now does a great deal of humanitarian work in Africa.

Jason Kidd $75 million

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Kidd had a storied career as a player and is now trying his hand at coaching, spending the past two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.

Chris Webber $80 million

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A former “Fab 5” member, C-Webb also had a successful NBA career, making five All-Star games. He’s now a TV analyst.

Carmelo Anthony $80 million

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Melo is trying to win a ring with the Knicks.

Juwan Howard $80 million

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Another “Fab 5” member leveraged his reputation as a strong locker room presence and “glue guy” into a 19-year NBA career that was capped off with a championship as a part of the Miami Heat.

Pat Riley $80 million

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A true legend of basketball, Riley has won championships as a player, coach, and executive.

Patrick Ewing $85 million

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One of the best centers ever, he never won a ring with the Knicks and is now trying his hand at coaching.

Reggie Miller $90 million

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One of the greatest shooters and trash talkers in the game, he now commentates for Turner Sports.

Steve Nash $95 million

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The Canadian point guard won a pair of MVPs with the Suns but never won a ring.

Dwyane Wade $95 million

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D-Wade is one of the shooting guards of all time and is chasing a fourth ring with Miami.

Ray Allen $100 million

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Jesus Shuttlesworth has made countless clutch shots over his career and is debating whether to return for the 2014-2015 season.

Dwight Howard $100 million

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The mercurial center has many accolades throughout his career but is still chasing his first ring.

Yao Ming $120 million

The Chinese center was dominant for stretches in his career which was sadly cut short by injury.

Dirk Nowitzki $120 million

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One of the best power forwards in NBA history, Dirk made over $200 million in a career that has seen a dozen All-Star appearances, an MVP, and a championship, and he’s trying to add another as the leader of a loaded Dallas Mavericks team.

Tim Duncan $130 million

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The greatest power forward of all time has five rings and two MVPs to go along with his 15 All-Star appearances. “The Big Fundamental” has made quite a bit of money in his illustrious career.

Gary Payton $130 million

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The Hall of Fame point guard was a 9 time All Star in Seattle before finally winning a championship with The Heat.

Kevin Garnett $180 million

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Its amazing to think how much money The Big Ticket has made after coming straight out of high school all those years ago. As he himself once said: “Anything is possible.”

Grant Hill $180 million

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One of the most respected and well-liked players of all time, Hill would have been much more successful in his long career had he not been plagued with injuries.

Hakeem Olajuwon $200 million

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“The Dream” is one of the greatest centers of all time and still holds many NBA records to go with his two rings.

Kobe Bryant $260 million

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“The Black Mamba” is currently past his glory days, but oh how glorious they were. Though a shoulder injury will sideline Kobe for the remainder of the 2015 season, expect him back in 2016 to collect on his whopping $25 million paycheck.

LeBron James $270 million

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The richest active NBA player, LeBron is still in his prime and looking to rack up more rings and massive paychecks

Shaquille O’Neal $350 million

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Shaq has too many nicknames and accolades to list. One of the best centers of all time made bank in his career, not counting his other ventures *cough, cough* Kazaam…

Magic Johnson $500 million

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Magic is another player whose post career business exploits are legendary. He’s made millions off his chain of movie theaters and is a partial owner of the LA Dodgers.

Michael Jordan $1 billion

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The greatest basketball player of all time is also the richest. MJ leveraged his legendary career into a global brand that is unrivaled in all of sports.


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