1-Man’s Opinion on Sports–Thursday. “NBA–Salaries–Outstanding & Obscene”

Posted by on January 7th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

“NBA Salaries-Outstanding & Obscene”


They’ve got talent.  They’ve got skill.  They’ve got passion.

They, are the players of the NBA, the absolute elite in their line of business.

Great individual stars.  Teams full of superstars.  All well paid.

But how much is too much?

The NBA just released the opening night salaries for players  in the league.  The shooters, the slam dunker, the rebounders.

The amount of money being paid to anyone, or maybe everyone, is just staggering

If you ever sat courtside closeup, you would be amazed at how explosive these players are.

Now you get the chance to find out how well they are paid for putting the ball thru the proverbial peach basket.

It’s hard to imagine these kind of dollars isn’t it?  It’s even harder to think about what your favorite player will make tonight, when you consider our death rate thanks to Covid, the unemployment numbers, the closed businesses in our country.

As much as I like the game and the talent in the game, I find this list a terrible turn off considering what our society is dealing with on Pennsylvania Avenue, in the Capitol Building, and in every ICU unit across America at this hour.


Guess I wonder if you view these top 50-players being worth ‘superstar-super dollar’ salaries?


NBA Highest Paid Players…courtesy USA Today


Stephen Curry, Warriors: $43,006,362
Chris Paul, Suns: $41,358,814
Russell Westbrook, Wizards: $41,358,814
James Harden, Rockets: $41,254,920
John Wall, Rockets: $41,254,920
Kevin Durant, Nets: $40,108,950
LeBron James, Lakers: $39,219,566
Blake Griffin, Pistons: $36,810,996
Paul George, Clippers: $35,450,412
Klay Thompson, Warriors: $35,361,360
Mike Conley, Jazz: $34,502,132
Jimmy Butler, Heat: $34,379,100
Kawhi Leonard, Clippers: $34,379,100
Kemba Walker, Celtics: $34,379,100
Tobias Harris, Sixers: $34,358,850
Kyrie Irving, Nets: $33,460,350 (plus incentives; 15% trade kicker)
Khris Middleton, Bucks: $33,051,724
Anthony Davis, Lakers: $32,742,000
Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers: $31,626,953
Kevin Love, Cavaliers: $31,258,256
Pascal Siakam, Raptors: $30,559,200
Ben Simmons, Sixers: $30,559,200
Kyle Lowry, Raptors: $30,500,000
Steven Adams, Pelicans: $29,592,695
Joel Embiid, Sixers: $29,542,010
Nikola Jokic, Nuggets: $29,542,010
Andrew Wiggins, Warriors: $29,542,010
Devin Booker, Suns: $29,467,800
Kristaps Porzingis, Mavericks: $29,467,800
Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves: $29,467,800
CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers: $29,354,152
Bradley Beal, Wizards: $28,751,774
Andre Drummond, Cavaliers: $28,751,774
D’Angelo Russell, Timberwolves: $28,649,250
Gordon Hayward, Hornets: $28,500,000
Otto Porter Jr., Bulls: $28,489,239
DeMar DeRozan, Spurs: $27,739,975
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks: $27,528,088
Rudy Gobert, Jazz: $27,525,281 (plus incentives)
Al Horford, Thunder: $27,500,000
Brandon Ingram, Pelicans: $27,285,000
Jamal Murray, Nuggets: $27,285,000
Nikola Vucevic, Magic: $26,000,000
Jrue Holiday, Pelicans: $25,876,111 (plus incentives)
Buddy Hield, Kings: $24,701,834 (plus incentives)
LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs: $24,000,000 (15% trade kicker)
Jaylen Brown, Celtics: $23,735,118 (plus incentives)
Draymond Green, Warriors: $22,246,956 (15% trade kicker)
Harrison Barnes, Kings: $22,215,909
Fred VanVleet, Raptors: $21,250,000

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