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NBA Career Earnings are Ridiculous

 

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Did you know that Jason Kidd is the 3rd highest earner in NBA History?  The Angry T has compiled a list of the highest earners and found some of the most ridiculous numbers imaginable.  There are 17 current and former NBA players who have earned over 100 million dollars through the 2009 season.  Shaq heads the list with just over 250 million dollars, but take a look at a couple other names:

Jason Kidd: 145.7 million(He is a Hall of Famer, but 3rd ALL-TIME???)

Alonzo Mourning: 140.2 million (4th all-time)

Juwan Howard: 131.2 million (6th all-time)

Diekembe Mutombo: 113.6 million (14th all-time)

Michael Finley: 109.4 million (15th all-time)

ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS: 101.6 million (17th all-time)

The Big Z must have the greatest agent in the world, because even in this day in age where salaries are sooooo bloated, The Big Z hasn’t been one of the 50 best players in the league in a decade. 

Now, The Angry T has also done a humurous little list, that is a bit unrealistic, but still eye-popping.  It compares 10 of the most egregious earners in NBA history to those on the 1992 Dream Team, the greatest team ever assembled. 

Keith Van Horn 88.8 Million
Theo Ratliff 87 Million
Tim Thomas 84 Million
Erick Dampier 82.3 Million
Raef LaFrentz 71.3 Million
Steve Francis 67.7 Million
Donyell Marshall 63.1 Million
Austin Croshere 54.3 Million
Adonal Foyle 45 Million
Tony Battie 42.8 Million
TOTAL: 686.3 Million

Patrick Ewing 123 Million
David Robinson 118 Million
Scottie Pippen 109.8 Million
Karl Malone 106.5 Million
Michael Jordan 93.7 Million
John Stockton 68.2 Million
Christian Laettner 61.5 Million
Magic Johnson 46.2 Million
Charles Barkley 43.5 Million
Chris Mullin 39.5 Million
Clyde Drexler 31.6 Million
Larry Bird 26.5 Million
TOTAL: 868 Million

Article written by Bryan the Intern