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Big Blue Millionaires: UK’s 2012-13 NBA Salaries

$65,943,884.

That’s how much money the Wildcats in the NBA are poised to make throughout the 2012-13 season. From Rajon Rondo’s $11,000,000 to Darius Miller’s league minimum, there is a whole lot of money being paid out to the 23 former members of the University of Kentucky basketball program.

Have a look:

John Calipari is responsible for $36,190,463 of that in his three seasons in Lexington.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

38 Comments for Big Blue Millionaires: UK’s 2012-13 NBA Salaries



  1. tltaworl
    12:20 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    It’s all gravy after the first 10MM



  2. Rick Roy
    12:21 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Daniel Orton better be giving some change back



  3. John O
    12:21 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    I bet Boogie will be on top of this list soon!



  4. UKBlue
    12:21 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    If the 30 of 30 Broke on ESPN last night showed anything; those numbers are totally irrelevant in the end. I hope everyone of this list along with all the current players watched.



  5. catzilla
    12:37 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    That is the past, lets concentrate on the future. That being the Harrison twins!



  6. Will S
    12:37 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    If Calipari stays at UK for a few more years, you may end up leading in NBA salary. But for now, this honor still goes to Duke (92.1M). http://www.dukeblueplanet.com/nba-ballers.asp

    No doubt Cal has been absolutely off the charts with his ability to get players to the NBA, which is a huge reason why he’s the best recruiter in America, by far.



  7. Big Blue B-Rad
    12:43 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    4) could not agree more. It’s a shame all those players who ended up broke.



  8. schwing
    12:44 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    who in the hell thinks daniel orton is worth 850?



  9. V
    12:45 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    I love to seeing DeAndre Liggins’ and Josh Harrelson’s salary because they were not suppose to go pro but their fruits of labor is very sweet indeed.



  10. $$$$$$
    12:51 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    That’s not including the money they make off of endorsement deals either.. Wall with being the face of Reebok, Rondo is big in his Nike contract, Davis with Nike, MKG now with Jordan, even Patterson is with that china junk Peak.. + Rondo and Wall are both with RedBull



  11. bob
    12:54 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Is this salary while at UK or pro salary?



  12. idiot
    12:55 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    7… if you look at that list again, it is wrong. It also said UK only had 14 players in the nba in 2011-2012… We had 18



  13. mocha
    12:56 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    it is a crying freaking shame orton makes more than anyone. what a waste of space.



  14. Radiocat
    12:56 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    7) Actually, this time next year, UK could be leading. If Cal puts 4+ in the NBA next year, plus Wall and Cousins get a new deal worth probably at least twice what they’re making now, and if Grant Hill finally decides to hang it up…



  15. Rockfield, KY
    1:02 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    7. That is through the 2011-2012 season. It doesn’t account for this upcoming year. It says that they’ve had 15 first rounds picks in Coack K’s last 14 years too. We’ve had 11 in 3 years. We’ll blow by them soon enough.



  16. John Wilmhoff
    1:21 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Seeing Lamb’s salary makes you wonder if he should have stayed, maybe could have doubled that salary with big junior year.



  17. John Wilmhoff
    1:23 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Teague could have earned more too, and Orton but that’s obvious. Glad Orton left to create opportunity for Jorts.



  18. enes
    1:30 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    What about me? Do I not get counted?



  19. its_a_long_story
    1:31 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Most of them are still in their first year contracts. Five years from now that number will be tripled.



  20. UK Wildcat
    1:32 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    2011-2012: $13,212,604

    2010-2011: $11,130,914

    2009-2010: $16,453,543

    2008-2009: $5,594,754

    2007-2008: $3,596,760

    2006-2007: $1,500,000

    2005-2006: $11,000,000

    2004-2005: $17,555,759

    2003-2004: $6,555,759

    2002-2003: $7,785,014

    2001-2002: $14,549,059



  21. Axe Cop
    1:36 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    19. Read closer.



  22. enes
    2:35 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Too bad I never played for the Cats, but I enjoyed those checks they gave me while I was “training”



  23. 30 for 30
    3:02 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hate to say this but based on what I saw last night on 30 for 30 episode the majority of these guys will be broke within five years of leaving the league. UK was represented well by Monster Mash in this documentary but of course Antione Walker was also profiled.



  24. #12
    3:04 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Richard with ears!



  25. Carl
    3:10 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Patterson is a steal at 2 mil. He’ll definitely get his due with his next contract…as far as walker is concerned….it’s called the trickle down theory. He was responsible for much Economic growth by spending his $110,000,000.



  26. RC
    3:29 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    I love me some Chuck Hayes, but DAMN! Chuck is stealing money from the Kings at that figure. Stealing.
    Just saying.



  27. Chicago Chris
    3:30 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, go Chuck!



  28. Donald Damn
    3:38 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Durn, Lamb is getting robbed!!!



  29. TrinityPills
    3:59 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    7) That is a pretty weird site. Says UK only had 14 players in the league last season. I count 18 last season and 23 this season. Wonder what else they got wrong in the calculations?



  30. huntin chickens
    4:02 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    can we really count kanter?



  31. Tubby
    4:14 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Interesting how 3 of the top 4 player stayed 3-4 years and were brought in by they guy they said couldn’t bring talent to Kentucky…. Humm



  32. Carl
    4:26 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    #32. He was there for 10 years, Cal has brought in ten times the talent in three and ran off Rhondo, he refused to sign Hansbrough or Corey Brewer, both played significant roles in winning championships at their second choice schools. How’s he doing in MN?



  33. TrinityPills
    4:29 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Rondo was a 2 year guy. Interesting point, nonetheless. However, Calipari has more draft picks in 3 years than Tubby did in 10. So I am happy with our current coach.



  34. Rixter
    5:27 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Going back to 1994, 18 years ago…Coach K has 16 players currently in the NBA.
    Going back to 2009, 3 years ago..Coach Cal has 15 players currently in the NBA



  35. Saul Smith
    7:35 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    #32, Dad, don’t continue to embarras yourself like this!



  36. Billy G's Used Paul Miller Ford
    7:43 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    My former owner contributed greatly to that NBA $$ list….I need an oil change!



  37. dusty380
    11:04 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    I hope each one gets to spend one whole day with Antione Walker and Dave Ramsey.