No question I am a NFL guy, but lets be honest their contracts favor the owners for the most part (unless you are Jamarcus Russell). The NBA (and the MLB) on the other hand are definitely in favor of the players.
If you have sons work on their crossover (unless they can play Quarterback or Corner Back).
The official salaries of the 2010-11 season are out and a lot of the players that make the list are the reason that the NBA could be headed for a lockout (they are talking about instituting a franchise tag).
As I stated never blame the player for being “overpaid”, you are worth what they offer you. That goes for professional sports or McDonald’s.
With that being said you can say some of organizations are looking at this list with this expression on their faces:
Rashard Lewis at 20 million, Michael Redd 18 million or my personal favorite Half Hurt/Half Amazing Vince Carter at 17 million. And lets not forget NBA contracts are fully guaranteed. Here is the entire list.
- Kobe Bryant LA Lakers $24,806,250
- Rashard Lewis Orlando $20,514,000
- Kevin Garnett Boston $18,800,000
- Tim Duncan San Antonio $18,700,000
- Michael Redd Milwaukee $18,300,000
- Pau Gasol LA Lakers $17,822,187
- Andrei Kirilenko Utah $17,822,187
- Yao Ming Houston $17,686,100
- Gilbert Arenas Washington $17,730,694
- Dirk Nowitzki Dallas $17,300,000
- Vince Carter Orlando $17,300,000
- Zach Randolph Memphis $17,333,333
- Carmelo Anthony Denver $17,149,243
- Amare Stoudemire New York $16,800,000
- Dwight Howard Orlando $16,509,600
- Joe Johnson Atlanta $16,324,500
- Kenyon Martin Denver $15,959,099
- Elton Brand Philadelphia $15,959,099
- Predrag Stojakovic New Orleans $15,336,000
- Chris Paul New Orleans $14,940,152
- Deron Williams Utah $14,940,152
- LeBron James Miami $14,500,000
- Chris Bosh Miami $14,500,000
- Jason Richardson Phoenix $14,444,444
- Carlos Boozer Chicago $14,400,000
- Dwyane Wade Miami $14,000,000
- Paul Pierce Boston $13,876,321
- Andrew Bynum LA Lakers $13,842,332
- Brandon Roy Portland $13,520,500
- Tony Parker San Antonio $13,500,000
The good news is now all the future NBA wives is have a baseline of what to shoot (get it “shoot for”) for in 2011. Good luck.