15 Wealthiest NBA Players Ever

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Top 15 Wealthiest All Time

Who Are the Highest Paid NBA Players of All Time?

Surviving in the NBA has its fair share of perks.

With the way stars have been paid in the sport of basketball, longevity combined with stardom has led to many players breaking the bank during the span of their lengthy NBA careers. Hard work mixed with a hell of a lot of talent really does pay off – pun intended. Of course not many NBA players or professional athletes in general have been able to reach these extraordinary heights, but here are the top fifteen wealthiest NBA players of all time – the legends who cashed in on their greatness.

While we all know of a certain Laker player who earned $48-million in the final two years of his career – two seasons riddled in injuries and ineffectiveness – it may come to a surprise to some that he is not atop the list.

15) Chris Webber – $178,230,697

  • 15 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $19.1-million
  • Primary team(s): Sacramento Kings

14) Paul Gasol – $182,999,615

  • 16 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $19.3-million
  • Primary team(s): Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers

13) Ray Allen – $184,356,410

  • 18 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $18.8-million
  • Primary team(s): Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics

12) Dwight Howard – $186,735,761

  • 13 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $23.2-million
  • Primary team(s): Orlando Magic

11) Chris Bosh – $186,936,512

  • 14 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $23.7-million
  • Primary team(s): Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat
Top 15 Wealthiest of the NBA

Credit: Sports Illustrated for Kids

10) Jason Kidd – $187,675,468

  • 19 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $21.4-million
  • Primary team(s): New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks

9) Paul Pierce – $194,035,952

  • 19 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $19.8-million
  • Primary team(s): Boston Celtics

8) Lebron James – $200,607,292

  • 14 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $31.0-million
  • Primary team(s): Cleveland Cavaliers

7) Carmelo Anthony – $201,120,659

  • 14 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $24.6-million
  • Primary team(s): Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

6) Joe Johnson – $203,542,249

  • 16 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $24.9-million
  • Primary team(s): Atlanta Hawks
Top 15 Wealthiest in the NBA

Credit: New York Daily News

5) Tim Duncan – $238,262,300

  • 19 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $22.2-million
  • Primary team(s): San Antonio Spurs

4) Dirk Nowitzki – $241,646,362

  • 19 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $25-million
  • Primary team(s): Dallas Mavericks

3) Shaquille O’neal – $286,344,668

  • 19 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $27.7-million
  • Primary team(s): Los Angeles Lakers

2) Kobe Bryant – $323,312,307

  • 20 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $30.5-million
  • Primary team(s): Los Angeles Lakers

1) Kevin Garnett – $326,362,956

  • 21 seasons
  • Highest single-season salary: $28-million
  • Primary team(s): Minnesota Timberwolves

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