NBA being the most popular game in the USA, consequently the players are elevated to the position of god. Naturally, with fame follows money. So let’s see how much dough they’ve been making. Roll over for the list of top 5 highest paid NBA players this season.
5). Shaquille O’ Neil- The 38 year old actor/rapper/US Deputy Marshall (and most importantly) NBA player has outwitted many in his field based on his pure size and strength alone. O’Neil alongside LeBron James, helped the Cavs earn the top record in the league. He makes about $20,000,000.
4). Tim Duncan- In his career of 13 years, he has made a lot of money for Spurs franchise, with his four Championships in San Antonio. So the NBA decided to reward him for his services with $22,183,218.
3).Jermaine O’ Neal- He is the perfect example of an over paid but under worked player. He was one of the premiere big men in NBA when he played for the Indiana Pacers, but he’s losing ground with his diminishing performance. After his contract expires this summer, he probably won’t be making $22,995,000 as he is now.
2).Kobe Bryant- He’s been accepted as the permanent player for Lakers, after signing the contract extension for another four years. He continues to play with his swollen right knee, hence the fans know that he deserves his paycheck of $23,034,375.
1). Tracy Mc Grady- Currently playing for the New York Knicks, the star has made big bucks owing to his big name persona. He hasn’t played a good part of the year due to his injuries, but still made the dough of $23,239,561.Rumors are making the rounds that he franchise is looking to get LeBron on their team once Mc Grady’s contract expires this summer.