Years ago

Top 30 Salaries in the NBA

Check this out, I hereby name AK47 as the most ridiculously overpaid player in the league, but J. O Neal's form this year, he is a close 2nd.

Top NBA Salaries
1. Tracy McGrady Houston
2. Kobe Bryant LA Lakers
3. Jermaine O'Neal Miami
4. Tim Duncan San Antonio
5. Shaquille O'Neal Cleveland
6. Dirk Nowitzki Dallas
-. Paul Pierce Boston
8. Ray Allen Boston
9. Rashard Lewis Orlando
10. Michael Redd Milwaukee
11. Pau Gasol LA Lakers
-. Andrei Kirilenko Utah
13. Kevin Garnett Boston
14. Yao Ming Houston
-. Amare Stoudemire Phoenix
16. Vince Carter New Jersey
17. Gilbert Arenas Washington
18. Zach Randolph LA Clippers
19. Carmelo Anthony Denver
-. LeBron James Cleveland
-. Chris Bosh Toronto
-. Dwyane Wade Miami
23. Kenyon Martin Denver
24. Dwight Howard Orlando
25. Joe Johnson Atlanta
26. Elton Brand Philadelphia
27. Predrag Stojakovic New Orleans
28. Richard Jefferson San Antonio
29. Ben Wallace Phoenix
30. Chris Paul New Orleans

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Years ago

Yeah that is crazy that AK gets that and Deron Williams or Boozer doesn't!

Chris Paul, Dwight Howard look like bargains!

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Years ago

I'd hate to be paying Jermain O'neal 23 Mill to do nothing!! Why on earth did Miami agree to inherit his hideous contract?

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Years ago

I don't think they have to pay all of it. Doesn't his former team pay him out for half of it and Miami have to pay the rest. Isn't that how those sorts of deals work? I could be totally wrong there

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Years ago

LeBron James and Dwight Howard not even in the top 15???

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Years ago

This list will look significantly different after next off season.

Also good to see no-one is getting anywhere near MJ's $30m he was paid in his final season at the Bulls 11 years ago, they don't deserve it.

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Years ago

Guys you have to remember that the way NBA contracts are structured, along with the collective bargaining agreement means that Lebron, Howard, Wade, Carmelo etc are earning the maximum allowed at this stage of their contract/career. Towards the end of their current contract they will be up around the top.

As for Jermaine O'Neal, Miami is up for the entire 23 Million - they made a trade with Toronto for Marion who thay felt would not resign or they did not want to resign for this upcoming season. So instead of losing Marion to FA for essentially nothing, they received O'Neal who will be entering the last year of his contract.

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Years ago

T-Mac is ripping off the Rockets...lol

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Years ago

I think Miami got O'Neal to try a make this (last)years team better, and if it didn't work, they'd have a nice big expiring contract for the 2010 free agent pool. This is JO's final year of that contract i believe.

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Years ago

zach randolph you gotta be kidding. he is raking it in.

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Years ago

I'd be embrassed if I were T-Mac based on his performances with the Rockets thus far & games played.

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Years ago

Kenyon Martin would be pretty happy with his payslip too.

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