Top 10 Highest Paid Basketball Players Networth, Top 10 Highest Paid Basketball Players Profile, People love knowing how much money athletes make, so we oblige the public and its wishes Here are the top ten earners in the NBA for the up and coming 2010-2011 season.
1. Kobe Bryant
Net Worth 24,806,250 Dollars
Kobe Bryant born August 23, 1978 is an American professional basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Five time NBA champions and two time NBA Finals MVP. Just for the info, McGrady will be wearing Pistons uniform in 2010-2011, making 800,000 dollars.
2. Rashard Lewis
Net Worth 19,573,511 Dollars
Rashard Lewis born August 8, 1979 in Pineville, Louisiana is an American professional basketball player, currently with the NBA's Washington Wizards as a small forward and a power forward.Number 9 last season with 18.8 million, Lewis actually took a step backwards last season, scoring only 14.1 points with 4.4 rebounds, his lowest scoring average since the 1999-2000 season.
3. Tim Duncan
Net Worth 18,835,381 Dollars
Tim Duncan born April 25, 1976 is a Virgin Islander American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Number 4 on last year’s list with 22 million, Duncan, like Garnett, is declining, with 2009-2010 his weakest season yet statistically, averaging 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds, not too shabby, but not what we’re used to from probably the greatest PF of all time, who’s actually a center these days.
4. Kevin Garnett
Net Worth 18,832,044 Dollars
Kevin Garnett born May 19, 1976 is an American professional basketball player who currently plays power forward for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). How much does KG have left? His 2009-2010 regular season wasn’t his finest but his energy, defense and leadership carried the Celtics, along with Rondo’s incredible talents, to a few minutes away from another title to the C’s, especially during the series against LeBron and the Cavs, averaging 18.8 points during that series.
5. Michael Redd
Net Worth 18,300,000 Dollars
Michael Redd born August 24, 1979 is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he attended West High School. He also was a member of the U.S. national basketball team. One of the two biggest on this list, Redd was number 10 in the league last year, making 17 million. Redd has played 51 games in the last two seasons combined, and I’m still hurting from picking him as one of the top 5 shooting guards in the league before the season.
6. Pau Gasol
Net Worth 17,823,000 Dollars
Pau Gasol born July 6, 1980 is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The real Finals MVP if you ask me, Gasol took the summer off, resulting in Spain’s very disappointing performance in the World Championships, but priming himself for another great season with the Lakers. Huge in the clutch. Deserves every dollar. And for those interested in numbers, Gasol is making 1.4 million more this year than in 2009-2010.
7. Gilbert Arenas
Net Worth 17,730,694 Dollars
Gilbert Jay Arenas born January 6, 1982 is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays as a point guard and shooting guard. Before Arenas’ legal trouble last season, he did pretty well, averaging 22.6 points and 7.2 assists. Then things turned south. Arenas is back, and the record says that when he’s healthy for a full season, the Wizards make the playoffs. With a potential exciting combo with John Wall, if Arenas’ return will be like Vick’s early success at Philly, things could be pretty sweet for Washington.
8. Yao Ming
Net Worth 17,686,100 Dollars
Yao Ming born September 12, 1980 is a professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently the tallest player in the NBA, at 2.29 m. Yao hasn’t played basketball in over a year, but will be ready to start 2010-2011, so it seems. The 7’6 center is rumored to be limited to 24 minutes a night next season, to reduce stress on those fragile, fragile bones. In 2008-2009, Ming averaged 19.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, playing 77 games and 9 playoff games before, as usual, going down for the count.
9. Zach Randolph
Net Worth 17,666,666 Dollars
Zachary Randolph born July 16, 1981, nicknamed Z-Bo, is an American professional basketball player currently with the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. He played college basketball at Michigan State University and was drafted in 2001 by the Portland Trail Blazers. Like Carter, Randolph had his first season with a new team, and despite not making the playoffs, was as usual, very productive, delivering his pretty much given 20-10 stat line, finishing with 20.8 points and 11.7 rebounds a night, helping Memphis reach 40 wins, their best record since 2005-2006 and with hope of a bright and playoff filled future at Memphis. Randolph is making 1.6 million dollars more this yearthan in 2009-2010.
10. Vince Carter
Net Worth 17,522,375 Dollars
Vince Carter born January 26, 1977 is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. He is a shooting guard who can also play small forward. “Half-Man, Half Amazing” did make his first Conference Finals last season with the Magic, but didn’t live up to the role intended for him, which was to fill the missing piece that would take Orlando all the way to the title. Carter is making 1.4 million dollars more this year than his first with Orlando.