100 highest paid NBA players of all time

Here's a list of the 100 highest paid NBA players ever, including 16 who made more than Michael Jordan

8/27/12 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

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This is a pretty cool list that's going around the internet, and lists the 100 highest paid players in NBA history.

As you can see from the notation on the bottom, it includes recently signed contracts as well.

It's no surprise to see Kevin Garnett on the top of the list. He's been playing for almost 2 decades, and he has been well-paid for his entire career.

The real surprises start at number 6, where we see that Joe Johnson has made nearly $200 million to play basketball. Yes, Joe Johnson. Jermaine O'Neal at 12, Juwan Howard at 22, the list goes on and on.

One of the most interesting tidbits is Michael Jordan sitting at #87, right between David Lee and Emeka Okafor.

That's right, the greatest player of all time made slightly less than David Lee (SO FAR) in his playing career.

Fortunately for MJ, he also made a few endorsement dollars, and some more money selling sneakers, so he still has enough money to throw around whenever he feels like it.

If you adjust for inflation, some of these figures might change a bit. But still, I can't wrap my head around Joe Johnson being the 6th highest paid player in the history of the game.

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9/4/12   |   marcus_nyce   |   27318 respect

Blake Griffin at #67?!? Hasn't he only been in the league for 3 years? And he's made (scheduled to make, I guess) $11 million dollars more than MJ did over his entire career.