Basketball is considered the most interesting sport ever. Youngsters have a great interest in this game. They are just mad behind the basketball matches of national basketball association. People know many basketball players as their favourites. and when a player becomes their favourite they get to know everything about the player, from their birth date to their link ups. However, most of the people hardly know about the financial status of their favourite player. So here, we are to tell you about the financial status of your favourite player. It is not like; each player earns an equal amount of salary rather it is like that, the salary of each player differs according to his or her talent. So here, we have the list of top 10 richest basketball players of the world.
10. Vince Carter
Vince Carter is one of the most famous basketball players. He was born on 26th January in the year 1977. In a single year, he earns $17.5m. He is also an American basketball professional. In his career, he also served as a shooting guard in the matches. He studied in the high school named McDonald’s All American. In the year, 1998 a Rookie of the year award of NBA graced him. Additionally he was also the winner of Slam Dunk Contest. He represented United States in the summer Olympics and there he got a gold medal.
9. Zach Randolph
Zach Randolph is also a well-known player and is ranked at the ninth position when the thing comes to the list of rich basketball players. In a single year, he earns $17.6m. Apart for this, he is considered to be an extraordinary American professional. He entered National Basketball Association and was selected by Memphis.
8. Yao Ming
Yao Ming is also a well known and the wealthiest player. In a year he earns $17.68. Despite of having a bone problem he plays incredibly good. However, because of this bone problem he plays quite less.
7. Gilbert Arenas
Gilbert Arenas is also a very rich basketball player who plays for Washington Wizards. His total salary for a year is $17.7m. he is considered to be the key player of his team. He is also an American professional basketball player. He served his team in two ways one as a shooting guard and other as a point guard. Golden State Warriors selected him when he entered national Basketball association in the year 2001.
6. Paul Gasol
Paul Gasol is also an Spanish professional basketball player who earns $17.8 m per year as his salary. He was born in the year 1980 on 6th July. He was the member of Los Angeles Lakers in the national basketball association. He entered national basketball association in the year 2001. Marc Gasol is the elder brother of Paul Gasol. Marc Gasol is also a basketball player who played in national basketball association and was the member of Memphis Grizzlies. He is also known for his talent and victories in this field.
5. Michael Redd
Michael Redd is the fifth most rich basketball player of the world. He played from bucks. He earns $18.2m per year. In spite he is unable to play in his team he earns a good amount. His 1.98 metres tall in height and his weight is 98 kilograms i.e. 215 pounds. In his career, he served as a shooting guard. In addition, he played for the shooting guard position. His scores, while he played in his college were always around 21.9, 17.5, and 19.5. He was the leading player of his high school. In the year 2000 he entered into National basketball association and was selected by Milwaukee bucks.
4. Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett is considered one of the experienced players. In a single year, he earns $18.3m. He was born on 19th may 1976. He is also recognized by his nickname KG. He played for Boston Celtics. Boston Celtics is a part of NBA. The complete name of this player is Kevin Maurice Garnett. He is also an American professional. Kevin Garnett is also graced with a national player award in the year 1995 when he was in high school. Minnesota Timberwolves selected him while he entered the national basketball association. He also won the most valuable player award of national basketball association. In the year 2003, he marked the history by winning the all-star MVP award.
3. Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan is the basketball player who is placed at the third position when we talk about the list of rich players of basketball. His average salary is $18.8m for a single year. This player is at the third position currently but in the previous years he was ranked at the fourth position. In San Antonia Spurs Squad, he is the highest earner. He was born in the year 1976 on 25 April. He is an American player who is in the NBA and plays for San Antonio Spurs. His total height is 6.11’ and his exact weight is 116 kilograms. He started his career as swimmer but then began as a ninth grade basketball player. He was in high school named St.Dustan’s Episcopal. He has been graduated in psychology. In addition, he initiated awareness for health and education among the people.
2. Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis is the basketball player who is considered to be the highest paid player of Orlando Magic. In his previous career years he was a part of Seattle Supersonics but after some time he joined Orlando Magic. He earns around $19.5 million in a single year. He had a contract of six years with Orlando Magic which was signed on 11th July 2007. This deal was worth amount $118 million. In Oralndo magic, Lewis moved from small forward position to his usual power forward position. He also scored 33 points in his performance when he played against Detroit pistons. He was the top scorer of Orlando magic. In the year 2009 and 2008 he appeared in NBA All Star Game. He is the player who holded around 16.1 points each game in his career.
1. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is one of the most talent professionals when the thing comes to basketball players. He is also counted in the list of the richest basketball players in the world. Kobe Bryant is an incredible player. The total salary of this player is $24.8 m per year. The player plays as a shooting guard. He belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers in the association named as NBA. He was born in on 23rd August 1978. He is an American professional. After his high school, he directly entered into NBA. In around five championships of NBA Kobe Bryant was the leading player. In the league’s all-time regular season and in all-time post-season-scorings he was at fifth and third position. Bryant in the match played in year 2006 scored 81-point against the team Toronto Raptors. He was also graced by NBA Final MVP award.